150+ Free Kids Songs by Theme - Let's Play Music
Collection of over 150 free kids songs and nursery rhymes. Organised by season and theme with lyrics and sheet music - perfect for parents and for teachers.
8 Songs to Begin the School Day
Good Morning Songs to begin a day. These songs, chants, and rhymes are a great way to build community in the classroom and fun way to start the day.
DIY: Rain Stick - The Imagination Tree
Make a rainstick using recycled materials and things from around the house! A fantastic musical instrument for young children that sounds just like falling rain! Pin It I’ve been wanting to try making one of these for so long! A parent of a child I once taught told me how to make a rain stick...Read More »
The Secret of my Success – Bart Hopkin!
Over many years people have asked me about how I come up with the crazy instruments I build. Surely I must have a phenomenally creative mind. Um, no. I just look at other "real" instruments and think "what's the simplest possible way to make a version of this, preferably one that is incredibly cheap and…
DIY musical strummies
A fun and creative way to explore sound in your classroom! I recently picked up the book "Red and Yellow's Noisy Night" by Josh Selig and fell in love with it. It is one of those books that can be extended into all content areas of the classroom! One way we extended our new book was
Inquiring About Music: Our Sound Exploration Area
Before I show you our finished project, here is a quick rundown on the process leading up to it! You can see the process in more detail at...
Colorful fun with musical notes
As part of our unit on xylophones, we invited the children to explore some simple and colorful fun with musical notes.... This process was a little different for our students to try as we hadn't tried drawing our own songs before.
Primary Music Lesson: Rhythmically Speaking: 1 The Rhythm Game
Mark Taylor, director of Rhythmically Speaking, prepares a primary school class for Samba ensemble work with a simple rhythm game. This video was filmed as p...
Make Your Own Percussion Instruments | Making Music Magazine
Dr. Craig Woodson teaches how to make your own percussion instruments that are no only easy to make, but have high-quality.