Music Activities for Emotional Exploration and Management


With so much going on today and this week, it’s likely that the child(ren) in your life are experiencing a lot of different emotions, just like the adults. Music is a powerful tool for expressing and processing emotions – and for finding ways to rest, get creative, and have fun.

Here is a quick resource list of resources and activities for different emotions and moods.


For anxious moments, here is a short playlist of soothing music along with two quick mindfulness activities you can easily do at home or in the classroom


For sad moments, here is another short playlist and activities for exploring and learning about emotions.


Need a pick-me-up? This playlist is designed for family fun. Play the family fun playlist while you have fun with online or offline musical games. Online options here and offline options here.


Need to laugh? Take 2 minutes to watch this silly DIY video from two of our musicians.


Want to get lost in a book? Here’s the video playlist of storytime videos with our friends Abner and Heather. If you want to explore more activities with these stories, full activity guides are linked in each video description.


Need a creative outlet? Here’s the video playlist of art parties featuring the flute, cello, trumpet, and clarinet. Get out some art supplies and make some musical art.


Time for some rest? Here’s a long and short playlist for bedtime.


Find a longer post with more in-depth activities around moods and emotions here.

Looking for something you can’t find? Let us know at info@insidetheorchestra.org and we’ll point you in the right direction.