Music activities include both vocal and instrumental performances. They also include genre study and music appreciation through listening to and learning a wide variety of musical styles in different settings.
Activities with Picture Books
Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
Coconut-shaped letter cards make practicing letter recognition, matching upper and lower case letters, and putting letters in alphabetical order fun.
Explore Bebop with the "Bird"
Find out more about bebop and jazz by listening to recordings of outstanding performances by influential artists.
Easter Sunday, 1939
Watch and listen to part of the Easter Sunday, 1939, performance by Marian Anderson on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
See the full text and illustrations while Carole King sings the story.
I like what I like
A variety of activities to increase understanding and enjoyment of music.
Music with Strings
Explore the sounds made by stringed instruments and compare and contrast styles.
Be Your Own Blippian Band
Create your own Blippian Band by constructing instruments and/or creating your own stage personas.
Better Than Honeysuckle
Young readers compose and perform a special song for Mother on Mother’s Day.
Use bells in learning, listening, and musical activities to follow-up on The Polar Express.
Experiment with sounds and rhythms using household tools and utensils
R. Carlos Nakai
Listen to and learn more about Native American flutes as played by the world-renowned artist R. Carlos Nakai.
I Love Snow
A song to sing to celebrate snow.