20 Homemade Musical Instruments
Kids love making music! Here are 20 super clever homemade musical instruments you can make at home. Such a fun preschool kids activities. Do your kids love making music? Most toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids naturally love music and are looking for ways to make music out of pots & pans or anything else […]
How to Teach Rhythm vs Beat (Part 1) — Victoria Boler
Music class is an active, engaging, and joyful experience! This is especially true when our musical activities are grounded in creative and intentional teaching strategies. One of the most important teaching strategies has to do with teaching the difference between steady beat and the rhythm of
November 20, 2013 We have been learning all about "tempo" (the speed--fast or slow--of the beat) and "rhythm" in ...
Brown Bear, Brown Bear - Singing Game
AC East 2nd grade 2013. A ridiculously talented group of singers! They blow me away. The tune is Twinkle, Twinkle. The book that gave inspiration is by Eric ...
A Fun Way to Teach Kids Musical Note Values - Let's Play Music
"Magic Feet Follow The Beat" is a fun & engaging game to introduce kids to basic music theory. March to the beat of a drum & learn some note values!
Songs for Teaching Rhythm vs Beat — Victoria Boler
Choosing songs to teach from in the music room can be tricky business. For one thing, there are an infinite number of songs from which to choose. You can easily put your head down to think of one song to use in a lesson only to look up hours later with stacks of books and binders next to
Books About Music For Kids - No Time For Flash Cards
Picture books about music and instruments for kids. Great books for preschool and kindergarten by No Time For Flash Cards.
Do Re Mi Activities : The Do Re Mi Staircase - Let's Play Music
This free printable Do Re Mi staircase is a brilliant visual aid and teaching tool for introducing small children to Do Re Mi and interval recognition.
FREE Music Note Flashcards
These handy FREE Music Note Flashcards are a great way to help kids of all ages practice identifying music notes. Perfect for music education or piano.
Teacher Tuesday: music lesson for "Bear Snores On"
I have been using this wonderful book by Karma Wilson with my kindergarten and first grade students for almost a decade now and it is still one of my favorites! This is a great lesson for introducing and exploring the concepts of timbre / tone color, sound sources, instruments (and their names), sound effects, and communicating meaning and emotion through music / sound. *this post contains affiliate links* First of all, the book itself is wonderful. If you aren't familiar with it, please go…
Teacher Tuesday: teaching high and low pitch
I'm focusing on high and low pitches with kindergarten this week, so today I thought I would share some of my favorite ways to explore and understand high and low sounds with young students. If you missed it, make sure you check out my earlier post on using the book "Mortimer" in music class- that is one of my favorite ways to reinforce and assess my students' understanding of high and low, and we will be leading into that book very soon with my kindergarten classes! 1. There's Someone…
A music class activity with a "double kindergarten" class
GREAT kindergarten activity for music class! Definitely trying this one! You could use any song and just tell them when to pass and when to play (on the beat). This is a fun way to let them play several instruments in one class.
The Importance of Questions in Communication Skills
Good communication skills include the art and science of asking the right questions. This article explains the difference between open questions, closed questions, factual, and leading questions. Learn where and how to use them in different circumstances to achieve the results you want.
Tips for Teaching Kindergarten Music
Ah, Kindergarten music class...it is at times so joyful and fun and at other times a bit daunting. I remember Kindergarteners being my favorite grade level while student teaching, and then I had my first year of teaching. I saw one class twice...in the same day...for forty minutes. I'm not kidding. Pair that with not having the best classroom discipline at that point and having a behaviorally challenging class, and it was an adventure! Things have gotten MUCH smoother since then, so I…
Romp, Stomp, Chomp: The Dinosaur Song Collection — Victoria Boler
Romp, Stomp, Chomp: The Dinosaur Song Collection — we are the music makers