Practice Incentive Game: Road Trip: America the Beautiful


Music students will be motivated to practice and complete goals in this fun and effective year-long practice incentive program.  Using solid instructional design theories, Road Trip: America the Beautiful ™ motivation program encourages and rewards students at just the right intervals while creating enthusiasm for music lessons. 


Discover our nation’s most treasured National Parks and Monuments while inspiring students to practice for an entire year!  Students practice and complete goals set by the teacher to earn miles on the giant game board (2 ft x 3 ft) hung in the studio. When they land on or pass a national park or monument, he or she earns a coordinating postcard with photos and interesting park facts.

Visiting each destination only once, music students must visit all 18 national parks and monuments to collect postcards.  In addition, students learn more about United States geography. The back of each card provides an interesting fact about each place.  Students can mail these postcards to a friend or family member to share what they are doing in music lessons or save them as a collection.

Each student’s goal is to finish the game during the year. Because they choose their path in the game, students are not able to easily see who is in the lead.  However, competitive students may be motivated to finish first. They will ask who is first or if anyone has finished yet, and teachers may add a competitive aspect to the game by awarding a prize to the top finishers.

Teacher and parent-approved!  Both teachers and parents have noticed increased motivation and results with this practice motivation game!  Pack the car and let’s explore America!

Your students will be excited to move their character on the board and see their progress in this incentive program for piano lessons or any music student.

Teacher Kit Details:

Professionally Printed Motivation Game Board is 2′ tall by 3′ wide, made from re-usable heavy vinyl.  Game pieces stick to the board and re-stick as students move them each week.  Includes 24 game pieces and character inserts.  Order additional pieces separately.

Students Will Need:

Set of 18 color postcards (one set per student), assignment book download (studio license) with answer pages, a place to track where students have been on the game board, and assignment pages.  

Please note: The game board ships separately and will incur additional shipping.  

What Teachers are Saying:

Last summer I had fallen into a slump. Finding the “America the Beautiful” incentive program revitalized me and my studio. The students were so motivated from week to week to move forward on the map. We culminated our year with an “America the Beautiful” recital featuring American Folk Songs, patriotic and military theme songs with a backdrop screen displaying pictures of landscapes of America. It was one of the most fun and moving recitals we’ve performed. Thank you so much for your educational products! – Noreen, teacher in TX


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