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Sing or Dare: "Sing" cards like "sing [the song] while marching the beat" or "sing the song, but buzz all the words 'the'."  "Dare" cards like "Name everyone in the room" or "Hug the teacher."  (I think I might change the dares to musical things like "sightread a simple song" or "play the melody on the xylophone.")

Sing or Dare: "Sing" cards like "sing [the song] while marching the beat" or "sing the song, but buzz all the words 'the'." "Dare" cards like "Name everyone in the room" or "Hug the teacher." (I think I might change the dares to musical things like "sightread a simple song" or "play the melody on the xylophone.")

Non-Elimination Musical Chairs. Cool twist on a classic.

Non-Elimination Musical Chairs. Cool twist on a classic.

Sound Song | A great way for K-1 students to begin composing their own music - Compose with icons - Students will be thrilled to hear their piece performed by the whole class.

Sound Song | A great way for K-1 students to begin composing their own music - Compose with icons - Students will be thrilled to hear their piece performed by the whole class.

"What Note Am I" Icebreaker game: According to piano teacher Joy Morin, students try to figure out what note, value, or rhythm they are by asking questions such as, "Do I have a stem?", "Is my note head filled in?", "Am I worth two beats?", etc.

"What Note Am I" Icebreaker game: According to piano teacher Joy Morin, students try to figure out what note, value, or rhythm they are by asking questions such as, "Do I have a stem?", "Is my note head filled in?", "Am I worth two beats?", etc.

How to make a kazoo Great for our experiments with sound!

How to make a kazoo Great for our experiments with sound!

Free samples of teaching materials from Teaching-Children-Music.com

Alcohol Inks on Yupo

Free samples of teaching materials from Teaching-Children-Music.com

Rock, Paper, Scissors, SING is a fun, FREE, PowerPoint music game for reinforcing so-mi melodic patterns! This is a great activity for primary classes to practice sight-sing sol-mi on the 5-line staff!

Rock, Paper, Scissors, SING is a fun, FREE, PowerPoint music game for reinforcing so-mi melodic patterns! This is a great activity for primary classes to practice sight-sing sol-mi on the 5-line staff!

Are you looking for Musical Games and Activities for your classroom? You’ve come to the right place! NAfME Members shared some fantastic exercises they use in their classrooms – and…

Are you looking for Musical Games and Activities for your classroom? You’ve come to the right place! NAfME Members shared some fantastic exercises they use in their classrooms – and…

Rhythm Game: "Busted!" Pull a stick from the jar, clap its rhythm. Pull another stick, clap both rhythms. Continue cumulatively. If you pull the "busted" stick, you have to put all yours back. Kid with most at the end wins.

Rhythm Game: "Busted!" Pull a stick from the jar, clap its rhythm. Pull another stick, clap both rhythms. Continue cumulatively. If you pull the "busted" stick, you have to put all yours back. Kid with most at the end wins.

A list of five circle games that are great for elementary music. There are so many concepts you can teach with these games, and the kids will love it!

A list of five circle games that are great for elementary music. There are so many concepts you can teach with these games, and the kids will love it!

K-6 Music Class Games to Assess, Review, Reward students. You can play these fun and easily adaptable games with just a couple of bean bags. Especially useful before a Holiday or Break and for End of the Year Activities.Resource Includes: 8 (Eight) Games with directions and adaptations for grades K-6 in Poster size and Mini-Card size.Printable Black and White Booklet of the game directions.Print, cut and laminate the mini-cards to hang on a ring for easy use.Use for a substitute in your sub…

K-6 Music Class Games to Assess, Review, Reward students. You can play these fun and easily adaptable games with just a couple of bean bags. Especially useful before a Holiday or Break and for End of the Year Activities.Resource Includes: 8 (Eight) Games with directions and adaptations for grades K-6 in Poster size and Mini-Card size.Printable Black and White Booklet of the game directions.Print, cut and laminate the mini-cards to hang on a ring for easy use.Use for a substitute in your sub…

Dance game for kids that teaches posture, body control, balance and concentration.

The Tissue Dance

Dance game for kids that teaches posture, body control, balance and concentration.

Welcome back teachers!  It's that time of year when we all start thinking about our list of things to do for the beginning of the school yea...

Welcome back teachers! It's that time of year when we all start thinking about our list of things to do for the beginning of the school yea...

Music Bowls Game! :)

Music Bowls Game! :)

Musical Musings: I Have Who Has Rhythm Matching

Musical Musings: I Have Who Has Rhythm Matching

Hi all! This is Amy from Music a la Abbott .  I hope you all enjoyed the previous two posts from Karla and Kate: I love Karla's ideas for s...

Put Your Hands Together!

Hi all! This is Amy from Music a la Abbott . I hope you all enjoyed the previous two posts from Karla and Kate: I love Karla's ideas for s...