We took on a few transfer students in September. I was surprised how many of them didn't know the different note and rest types. Most of them had a good idea about how many beats each note/rest lasts (though some didn't - even after 2 years of lessons?!?), but a lot of them really didn't know the 4 beat rest is called a Whole Rest, or the 3 beat note is a Dotted Half Note. (One little girl called it a "Half Note Dot" - I thought that was cute).
So we have been playing Pick-A-Card and Perfect Match regularly to remind students of the note names and lengths, and now we have added another game for this purpose - Time For Treasure.
The game comes with a notes and rests chart for you to spend time reviewing the notes and rests with your students before playing this. We avoid tears in our lessons for young kiddos by making sure that everyone scores points - even if they need a little help in the game :)