The Feelings lesson plan encourages children to recognise and talk about different feelings and emotions through a variety of musical fun activities. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience) This lesson plan introduces… Learning solfege with chime bars or resonator bells Playing a variety of percussion instruments, recognising the steady beat and the rhythm. […]
This DIY Magnet Music Notes activity is so easy and cheap to make, and in these days of digital overload it has a refreshingly retro appeal! It’s so important to make learning to read music fun, and this is a good way to keep it hands on and visual. These sort of music manipulatives are […]
Lego is such a brilliant toy! Teachers often use it to teach maths and so it’s also an excellent way to teach rhythm and notation with these lego beats music manipulatives. How To use Lego Music Manipulatives Younger children find the chunky ‘Duplo’ easier to manage so it’s best to start off […]
This Pot Of Gold Rhythm Activity is a great rhythm game for any St Patrick’s Day celebrations you may be planning. It makes a guessing game out of the rhythms taken from our other St Patrick’s Day songs, so click on the links below if you need to check on those. Michael Finnegan – visit this post to […]
Musical Activities for Spring!
A pond is a magical place for a child, it is teeming with life and a source of great fascination and wonder. If you are lucky enough to have one nearby it will no doubt already be on your child’s list of favourite places, but if you don’t have one locally it is well worth […]
Children can gain so much from learning about our changing Seasons and how they affect Nature and the world around us. Our Sing A Song of Seasons song teaches little ones the seasonal order and changes that occur every year and encourages us to get outside and look for clues. Seasons Song : Sing a […]
Every year the arrival of spring brings such excitement full of the promise of a new season with everything fresh and renewed. The last bit of winter seems to drag as we are desperate for the signs that spring is on it’s way! The Spring Fairy is a lovely song that encourages children to go […]