Earlier this week, a group of our Music For Little Mozarts Book 3 students were having difficulties finding the starting position for their hands on a new piece. We quiz them on note recognition almost every week, but there was still a disconnect. Even though they know the note names and can find the corresponding keys on the piano, when it comes to a new piece of music, they want to be told where to place their hands.
So I put together this activity for them to practice starting a new piece. I will eventually make it into an interactive PowerPoint game, but for now, it will do to get them started. If your students have the same problem, download it and try it out with your students.
It has a lot of color, so you may want to use it on a tablet/laptop rather than printing it off.