Substitute Lesson ideas – Musical Bingo

For an emergency substitute lesson I have 2 bingo games. Both are purchased games with game cards and a CD. One game is made up of musical instrument sounds and the other is sound we hear around us. I use the instruments bingo for gradesRead more…

Classroom Music Games – Scribble Music

This is an activity that I use during extra time or to leave for a substitute to do with elementary students. It’s an activity called “Scribble Music”. The activity teaches students to listen for the differences in fast and slow music. After reviewing the differencesRead more…

Substitute Lesson ideas – A CD Listening Activity

One idea that works well for secondary music sub days is a CD listening activity. I make CDs with a mix of more modern songs that the students will know/like, jazz songs, concert band songs, choral pieces, folk songs, classic rock, country, etc. I thenRead more…

Substitute Music Lesson ideas – Rhythm Games

When you are called for a substitute lesson you may not have all the equipment (instruments, percussion etc.) you have in your regular lessons and you can’t really know the actual level of the students and their abilities. One idea is to focus on rhythm.Read more…

Substitute Lesson ideas – Playing Fun

I came up with this idea so children could experience what it’s like to sing and play instruments in a group. First I would teach the class a simple song by rote, I use Yellow Submarine by the Beatles but any fun song will do.Read more…