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Elementary Music, Folk songs

4 Frog Songs for Your Elementary Music Students will Love

I was looking through my lesson plans the other day, and I found that I had a lot of songs about frogs. Do I have a thing for frogs? No. But for some reason, frog songs dominate in the lower grade levels. So today, I’m sharing4 fun frog songs– and what to do with them!… Continue reading 4 Frog Songs for Your Elementary Music Students will Love

Elementary Music

Snowman Movement Activity for Winter Music Warm Ups

Why, hello there winter! Just kidding, I live in Georgia, so it's not that cold. That being said, we like to pretend it’s winter here: bundle up in our lightweight jackets while doing fun snow themed music activities! This snowman movement activity is one that I made up last year as we needed something fun… Continue reading Snowman Movement Activity for Winter Music Warm Ups

Books, Elementary Music, K-2, Lessons

The Snowy Day Music Lesson for Ta and Titi

When it comes to children’s books, The Snowy Day is one of the best. Since I loved a themed lesson, I decided to incorporate this picture book in my elementary music classroom for my kindergarten and first grade music lessons. Learn how to use The Snowy Day music lesson in your elementary music lessons for… Continue reading The Snowy Day Music Lesson for Ta and Titi

3-5, Elementary Music, Lessons

Free Snowball Fight Winter Music Lesson for Treble Clef or Solfege

If you’re looking for a fun, free winter music lesson, you are in the right place. This free snowball fight music lesson is just what you need to get your kids engaged in reading and writing music-- specifically solfege or treble clef. They get to have a fun snowball fight, and you get an assessment–… Continue reading Free Snowball Fight Winter Music Lesson for Treble Clef or Solfege

Elementary Music, Games

Easy Holiday Music Game: The Rhythm Ornament Relay Race

It was so close to winter break that I could almost feel it. But we weren’t there yet, and the kids were bouncing off of the walls. I needed something fun to keep my fourth graders engaged while still working on rhythm. That's where the rhythm ornament relay race came in. This easy holiday music… Continue reading Easy Holiday Music Game: The Rhythm Ornament Relay Race

Centers, Elementary Music

The Best Thanksgiving Centers for Elementary Music

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving can be such a weird time in the elementary music classroom– you have a short month, it’s sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas, and you might be working on holiday concerts. If you need something fun to do (that doesn’t require your FULL attention), then you should try Thanksgiving centers for elementary music… Continue reading The Best Thanksgiving Centers for Elementary Music

Centers, Centers, Elementary Music, Lessons

How to Make a (free!) Turkey Rhythm Craft for Thanksgiving

The month of November can be weird at school– you’ve just finished up Halloween and October craziness, and there’s barely any time until Christmas season. November is a short month with Thanksgiving break in the middle, so it can be hard to know what to teach for the two or three weeks that you’re teaching.… Continue reading How to Make a (free!) Turkey Rhythm Craft for Thanksgiving

3-5, Elementary Music, K-2, Lessons, Listening lessons

The Best Halloween Listening Lessons for Elementary Music

Why, hello there October! October is a fun time in the music room, because this is when things get spooky. Even though I don’t typically do “Halloween” lessons, this time of year, I tend to pull out some pieces in minor keys, and just more spooky ones. Here are some of my favorite Halloween listening… Continue reading The Best Halloween Listening Lessons for Elementary Music

3-5, Elementary Music, K-2, Lessons, Listening lessons

Teaching In the Hall of the Mountain King in Elementary Music

It’s spooky season, and that means….. In the Hall of the Mountain King! This is one of my favorite listening selections of the year, and I use it in almost every grade level in my elementary music classroom.  In this blog post, I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to teach In the Hall of… Continue reading Teaching In the Hall of the Mountain King in Elementary Music