For another water game, I pulled out the Tic-Tac-Term Tarp (lots of "t's" there!), the sponges I made last year, lots of water and some note value cards. Some of my younger kids who were new to music were having remember the names of notes and how many beats they were. Trust me, this game was motivating! There is no doubt, they ALL know them now!
The other team had to identify a note value and tell how many beats it had. If they answered correctly, they were allow to throw wet sponges at the other team - equal to the number of beats in the note value they identified. Can you guess that whole notes were a favorite?
We also did a fun game of Staff Bowling! This was just another way to reinforce the notes on the staff.