Finger Pumpkins

This activity is quick, easy, and mess-free! Ages: 3-8 You’ll need 10 orange pipecleaners (6-10 inches long) and 10 pieces of green pipecleaner cut to about 2 inches long. Skills: fine motor skills, color sorting, scissor skills, counting, and of course singing! Your little one can assist you with selecting the correct colors, cutting the …

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Paper Plate Moon

We’re getting ready for Tiny Tots: Outer Space, so we have space on the brain! Let’s make a paper plate moon. This craft takes less than 5 minutes and costs less than $5! You’ll need: a paper plate, cotton balls (or pompoms), and washable paint in white and black. Optional: string and tape OR dark …

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Find the Beat

Find the Beat Complete the following activities as you listen to each piece of music on the tempo playlist. Find the beat – clap along with the steady pulse of the music Once the class has found and clapped the beat for a little while, have your students identify which of the following four tempo …

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Playlist – All About You

Create A Playlist All About You For a long time, people (young people especially!) have been creating their own musical playlists to share and connect with their friends and communities around them. Thanks to digital media and software, it’s now easier than ever for people to create their own playlists. Help your students create their …

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Create a Concert Program

Create a Concert Program From the playlists of music below (or from all the pieces of music students know or have access to), have student choose multiple pieces of music to create a concert program. The music chosen for a performance is called repertoire. Some things for students to think about as they choose their …

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Practice Conducting Patterns

Practice Conducting Patterns Since most of us can’t just call up an orchestra to conduct, we’ve created a fun playlist so that you can conduct an orchestra you’d like! Use the handy chart below to remind yourself of what conducting music in 2, 3, or 4 looks like. On this playlist, the first four songs …

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Water Xylophone

Water Xylophone Handmade water xylophones allow students to hear and see the science of sound in action. Follow this easy tutorial to create your own water xylophones in the classroom. Engage your students in the scientific process by following these steps: Create your hypothesis: What will happen to the sound when different amounts of water …

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Water Whistle Experiment

Water Whistle Experiment Time to nail down the scientific process using this guided activity packet. You can download the packet and print the worksheet from it or access the printable worksheet directly here. Science-Inspired Playlist Wrap up your scientific exploration with this playlist full of science-inspired music.

Multisensory Music

Multisensory Music The best first step to performing music is to understand it and the way it feels. This multisensory activity is a fun way to help students gain additional vocabulary to describe music. Hearing Multi-Sensory Playlist Use this playlist throughout the other sensory activities, or keep it simple and just listen to it as …

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What is program music?

What is Program Music? Program Music is music that is intended to describe a scene or tell a story. Program music is often inspired by a piece of art, a poem, or a story that a composer has heard but can also be inspired by people and places a composer encounters in real life. Listen …

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