Substitute Music Lesson idea – Music Travelling

One of the best ideas I 've ever tried was "Music Travelling". It can work very well with preschoolers and primary school children and it promotes creative expression, self confidence, cooperation, geographical knowledge and respect of other cultures. It is also suitable for children with special needs. All you need is a CD with music

By |2010-03-17T07:31:33+00:00March 17th, 2010|Classroom games|0 Comments

Classroom Games – Word Rhythms

You can quickly come up with a series of words to do with a topic eg Dog breeds. Start the students off with some rhythm combination. Students match up the rhythms with he correct dog breed name. Students can then come up with other dog breeds and write down or match up the rhythms. They can

By |2010-03-17T06:10:57+00:00March 17th, 2010|Classroom games|0 Comments

Classroom Games – Celebrity Heads

This is a version of the “Celebrity Heads” game. Three students stand out the front of the class, wearing different labels on their heads (which can be pre-determined by the class), either musical terms, names of instruments, musical notes/symbols (depending on the current focus) or a combination of all. The students take turns in guessing

By |2010-03-16T06:09:01+00:00March 16th, 2010|Classroom games|0 Comments

Classroom Games – The Maze game

I have a game called the Maze Game. After I construct a maze on my classroom floor from music textbooks, the object is for one student to go through the maze blindfolded. Here is the fun part. Movement directions for the student are given through various instrumental tone colors such as sticks for right; triangle

By |2010-03-15T06:46:39+00:00March 15th, 2010|Classroom games|1 Comment

A Classroom Game – The Rhythm Clock

Draw a simple analogue clock on the board, leaving space around it for 4 beat rhythm patterns. If you have magnetic 4 beat rhythm patterns prepared, stick one at each hour. If you don’t have any, simply draw a 4 beat pattern in stick notation using whatever notation the class knows. As soon as you

By |2010-03-15T06:06:46+00:00March 15th, 2010|Classroom games|1 Comment

Classroom Music Games – Note Sums Game

Organize the students in 2 lines facing the board. The first two players in line are given a mathematical equation that the final answer equals either 4 (whole note/rest), 2 (half note/rest), 3 (dotted half note) or 1 (quarter note/rest). Start the equations with only addition and subtraction and then you can move onto using

By |2010-03-14T06:44:37+00:00March 14th, 2010|Classroom games|0 Comments

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