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Jack Be Nimble | Free Mother Goose Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TAB)

An English nursery rhyme by Mother Goose, Jack Be Nimble has been around since the mid-nineteenth century where the rhyme was first collected in a manuscript and then recorded by James Orchard Halliwell in his English Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales collection.

The song talks about Jack jumping over a candlestick. Due to the brevity of the lyrics, the rhyme cannot be furthered analyzed. However, there are at least three theories that explain its origin but the most likely explanation of the rhyme is the tradition of candle jumping as a way of divining the future.

The practice is said to be a sport and a form of fortune telling. Since the 1600s, jumping over candlesticks or “Candle-leaping” as they call it was quite popular at markets and fairs in England particularly in Buckinghamshire. It was believed that jumping over a lit candlestick without extinguishing the flame would bring good luck.

The song and some variations of it have been featured in various songs including Snoop Dogg’s “My Medicine” and Chubby Checker’s “Limbo Rock.”

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Jack Be Nimble | Free Mother Goose Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TAB)

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Lyrics for ‘Jack Be Nimble’

Jack be nimble,
Jack be quick,
Jack jump over the candlestick.

Jack jump high,
Jack jump low,
Jack jumped over and burned his toe.

Alternate Lyrics for ‘Jack Be Nimble’

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick
Jack be nimble, Jack be spry
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble, Jack jump high!
Jack fly up into the sky

Skipping skipping like a kite
Bouncing bouncing with delight
Every leap is leaping right

Jack is happy, Jack is spry
Jack be nimble, Jack jump high!
Jack fly up into the sky

Skipping skipping like a kite
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jump jump Jack jump!
Jack is happy, Jack is spry
Every leap is leaping right
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jump!

Jack be nimble, Jack be light
Way way up into the sky
Tumbles up and touches down
Landing like a butterfly
Jack be nimble, Jack jump high!

Jack fly up into the sky
Jump jump Jack jump!

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick
Jack be nimble, Jack be spry
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble, Jack jump high!
Jack fly up into the sky

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick

Need help learning your rhythms?

Most beginning guitar students are still working learning the value of basic rhythms, so I’m including several links to helpful printable music theory worksheets, flashcards, and games. Learning rhythms will help your students feel confident, and learn the music they want to play far more quickly.

Carnegie Hall Park™ | Music Theory Board Game
Pirate Quest™ | Basic Music Terms Board Game
Ultimate Music Theory Pack for Kids | Flashcards/Games

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2nd Grade · 3rd Grade · 4th Grade · Homeschool · Sheet Music

Baa Baa, Black Sheep | Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TAB & Notation)

Baa Baa Black Sheep, one of the most popular English nursery rhyme with pop culture and literature using it as a metaphor and allusion, is a nursery rhyme written in a trochaic meter to make it easy for younger children to master. It was first printed in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book and was published in 1744. Its next surviving printing was published in 1765 in Mother Goose’s Melody with a little revision made to the last line, which was written as, “But none for the little boy who cries in the lane.”

Several theories have been presented regarding the meaning behind Baa Baa Black Sheep. Among these theories was the one suggested by Katherine Elwes Thomas, which states that the song is a complaint against taxes levied on the Medieval English wool trade. Another theory suggests that it is about the slave trade in the southern United States. With no historical evidence presented that supports claims over political correctness, a book titled Understanding Children’s Play suggests an explanation behind the lyrics stating that the wool of the black sheep may have been prized more as it could be made into dark cloth without the use of dyes.

This sheet music is professionally arranged for the beginning piano student by the MakingMusicFun.net staff.  You’ll be able to preview and printed the arrangement instantly and use the digital recording for practicing. To make music lessons more affordable, MakingMusicFun.net features MMF Unlimited ($24.95 per year), a subscription plan that gives you unlimited access to their complete library of sheet music arrangements like this one, music flashcards, worksheets, and games. With hundred’s of resources for the elementary music students and teachers on this site, it’s a smart choice for parents of young musicians.

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Baa Baa, Black Sheep | Beginner Guitar Sheet Music

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Lyrics for ‘Baa, Baa, Black Sheep’

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full!

One for the master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

Baa, baa, white sheep,
have you any wool?
yes sir, yes sir,
three needles full.

Need help learning your note names?

Many beginning guitar students are still learning their note names and rhythms, so I’m including links to music theory worksheets, games and flashcards that will help. You can print every resource on this list instantly, and several are free.

Color-by-Note | Free Note Name Worksheet Bundle (Treble Clef)
Flash Frog™ | Printable Music Flash Cards
Maestro Owl™ | Printable Music Flash Cards

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2nd Grade · 3rd Grade · 4th Grade · Sheet Music

Oh, How I Love Jesus | Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TAB)

The hymn, Oh How I Love Jesus, is a fusion of nineteenth-century English text with an American tune. The combination has provided Christian congregations with a hymn that we have enjoyed for over 150 years. The tune is believed to have been written by Frederick Whitefield, who was born in 1892 in Shropshire, England.

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This arrangement provides beginning guitar students with tradition notation and tablature. It is in the key of G Major, and is two pages in length. There is a listen button on the site that students can use to listen to the piece as they practice.

Oh How I Love Jesus | Beginner Guitar Sheet Music

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Lyrics for ‘Oh How I Love Jesus’

There is a name I love to hear,
I love to speak its worth;
It sounds like music in mine ear,
The sweetest name on earth.

Refrain:
O how I love Jesus,
O how I love Jesus,
O how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!

It tells me of a Savior’s love,
Who died to set me free;
It tells me of His precious blood,
The sinner’s perfect plea.

[Refrain]

It tells me of a Father’s smile
Beaming upon His child;
It cheers me through this little while,
Through desert, waste, and wild.

[Refrain]

It tells me what my Father hath
In store for every day,
And though I tread a darksome path,
Yields sunshine all the way.

[Refrain]

It tells of One whose loving heart
Can feel my deepest woe;
Who in my sorrow bears a part,
That none can bear below.

[Refrain]

It bids my trembling heart rejoice;
It dries each rising tear;
It tells me, in a still small voice,
To trust and never fear.

[Refrain]

Jesus, the name I love so well,
The name I love to hear!
No saint on earth its worth can tell,
No heart conceive how dear.

[Refrain]

This name shall shed its fragrance still
Along this thorny road,
Shall sweetly smooth the rugged hill
That leads me up to God.

[Refrain]

And there, with all the blood-bought throng,
From sin and sorrow free,
I’ll sing the new eternal song
Of Jesus’ love to me.

[Refrain]

Need help learning your note names?

Many beginning guitar students are still learning their note names and rhythms, so I’m including links to music theory worksheets, games and flashcards that will help. You can print every resource on this list instantly, and several are free.

Maestro Owl™ | Printable Music Flash Cards
Music Flashcards for the Treble Clef
Pirate Quest™ | Musical Terms Board Game

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3rd Grade · 4th Grade · 5th Grade · Sheet Music

Fum, Fum, Fum (Christmas Carol) | Easy Piano Sheet Music

Like many traditional folk songs, the author of the Christmas carol Fum, Fum, Fum is largely unknown. What is known is that it was first written in the Catalan language, a Western Romance language which evolved during the Middle Ages from Vulgar Latin and takes its name from the medieval state of Catalonia. Many historical scholars believe the song was originally composed somewhere between the 16th and 17th century.

There have been many different versions to the lyrics of the song in both the Catalan and English language. Several arrangements are also available, but the style of the piece is generally Baroque and the key is usually in A minor.

This sheet music is professionally arranged for the beginning piano student by the MakingMusicFun.net staff. You’ll be able to preview and printed the arrangement instantly and use the digital recording for practicing. To make music lessons more affordable, MakingMusicFun.net features MMF Unlimited ($24.95 per year), a subscription plan that gives you unlimited access to their complete library of sheet music arrangements like this one, music flashcards, worksheets, and games. With hundred’s of resources for the elementary music students and teachers on this site, it’s a smart choice for parents of young musicians.

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Fum, Fum, Fum | Easy Piano Sheet Music

Lyrics for ‘Fum, Fum, Fum’

On December five and twenty,
Fum, fum, fum.
On December five and twenty,
Fum, fum, fum.
For a Blessed Babe was born
Upon this day at break of morn.
In a manger poor and lowly
Lay the Son of God most holy,
Fum, fum, fum.
Holidays the good Lord gave us,
Fum, fum, fum!
Holidays the good Lord gave us,
Fum, fum, fum!
Summer feasting suits us best,
Yet, withal His name be blest.
He who doth our needs remember,
Sent us Christmas in December,
Fum, fum, fum!

Little birds out in the wood,
Sing fum, fum, fum!
Little birds out in the wood,
Sing fum, fum, fum!
All your fledglings on the bough,
O leave them now, O leave them now.
Make a soft and downy nest
So the newborn babe may rest
Sing fum, fum, fum!

Little stars up in the sky,
Sing fum, fum, fum!
Little stars up in the sky,
Sing fum, fum, fum!
See the little Jesus crying,
Don’t you cry, O don’t you cry,
Fill the night with twinkling light.
Oh wondrous stars that shine so bright,
Sing fum, fum, fum!

{Original English version]

On December five and twenty
fum, fum, fum.
On December five and twenty,
fum, fum fum.
Oh, a child was born this night
So rosy white, so rosy white
Son of Mary, virgin holy
In a stable, mean and lowly,
fum, fum, fum.
On December five and twenty
fum, fum, fum.
On December five and twenty
fum, fum, fum.
Comes a most important day
Let us be gay, let us be gay.
We go first to church and then we
Have the sweetest buns and candy,
fum, fum, fum, fum, fum.
God will send us days of feasting
fum, fum, fum.
God will send us days of feasting
fum, fum, fum.
Both in hot months and in cold
for young and old, for young and old.
We will tell the holy story
Ever singing of his glory,
fum, fum, fum.

[1909 Catalan folk song version]

A vinticinc de Desembre,
fum, fum, fum,
ha nascut un minyonet
ros i blanquet,
fill de la Verge Maria;
n’es nat en una establia,
fum, fum, fum.

Aquí dalt de la montanya,
fum, fum, fum,
si n’hi han dos pastorets
abrigadets
amb la pell i la samarra;
mengen ous i botifarra,
fum, fum, fum.

Qui’n dirà més gran mentida?
fum, fum, fum,
Ja’n respon el majoral
amb gran cabal:
— Jo’n faré dèu mil camades
amb un salt totes plegades,
fum, fum, fum.

Ja’n va respondre en Diego:
fum, fum, fum,
— Bé t’enganyes per meitat,
tu, Escarbat,
que tu sempre per fingir-te
jo mentida tinc de dir-te,
fum, fum, fum.

Les llangonices d’aquell,
fum, fum, fum,
bé sé prou qui les ne trau,
i a mi ja’m plau,
i el vi dolç de la padrina
jo me’l bec per medecina,
fum, fum, fum.

A vinticinc de Desembre,
fum, fum, fum,
es el dia de Nadal
molt principal;
quan eixirem de maitines
farem bones restolines,
fum, fum, fum.

Déu nos dó unes santes festes,
fum, fum, fum,
amb temps de fret i calor,
i molt millor
fent-ne de Jesús memoria
lo tindrem sempre a la Gloria
fum, fum, fum.

Need help learning your rhythms?

Most beginning piano students are still working on understanding the value of each rhythm in their music, so I’m including a few links to helpful printable music theory worksheets, games, and flashcards.

Adam and Eve | Free Color-Me-Rhythmic Worksheet
It All Adds Up! | Free Music Rhythm Worksheet Three (Whole/Dotted Half/Half)
The Rhythm Store™ | Beginner Music Theory Shopping Game

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Boom, Boom, Ain’t It Great to Be Crazy | Free Easy Piano Sheet Music

Boom, Boom, Ain’t It Great to Be Crazy is a popular kids’ song with silly lyrics and is sometimes accompanied by funny actions. The exact origin of the song has been hard to pinpoint, but the earliest log that was made in the Catalog of Copyright Entries credits the words to Josephine Moore Proffitt and the music to Sidney Lippman. However, in a February 1953 copy of Billboard magazine, a record release has also been listed under Ginny Gibson. The song is believed to have been around and in the public domain for a much longer time before any of these artists decided to create their own version of it and place it under copyright.

In more modern times, the song is popularized as a children’s song mostly because of Barney. Its first appearance in the Barney franchise was in Barney & the Backyard Gang, originally released as a Neiman Marcus exclusive in 1991 but had a wider release in the following year. In Rock with Barney, which is the eighth and final video in the series, the Backyard Gang and Barney are taken to a studio where one of the gang’s mother works. Using their imagination and some props, they set-up a make-believe show complete with commercials. The song Boom, Boom, Ain’t It Great to Be Crazy was the last song performed in the show.

This sheet music is professionally arranged for the beginning piano student by the MakingMusicFun.net staff. You’ll be able to preview and printed the arrangement instantly and use the digital recording for practicing. To make music lessons more affordable, MakingMusicFun.net features MMF Unlimited ($24.95 per year), a subscription plan that gives you unlimited access to their complete library of sheet music arrangements like this one, music flashcards, worksheets, and games. With hundred’s of resources for the elementary music students and teachers on this site, it’s a smart choice for parents of young musicians.

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Boom, Boom, Ain’t It Great to Be Crazy | Easy Piano Sheet Music

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Lyrics for ‘Boom, Boom, Ain’t It Great to Be Crazy’

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through,
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

A horse and a flea and three blind mice,
Sat on a curbstone shooting dice,
The horse he slipped and fell on the flea,
“Whoops,” said the flea, “There’s a horse on me!”

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through,
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

Way down South where bananas grow,
A flea stepped on an elephant’s toe,
The elephant cried, with tears in his eyes,
“Why don’t you pick on someone your own size?”

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through,
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

Way up North where there’s ice and snow,
There lived a penguin and his name was Joe,
He got so tired of black and white,
He wore pink slacks to the dance last night!

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through,
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

Eli, Eli had some socks,
A dollar a pair and a nickel a box,
The more you wear ’em the better they get,
And you put ’em in the water and they don’t get wet!

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through,
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

Called myself on the telephone,
Just to hear that golden tone,
Asked myself out for a date,
Said be ready ’bout half-past eight!

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through,
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

Took myself to the picture show,
Sat myself on the very last row,
Wrapped my arms around my waist,
Got so fresh I slapped my face!

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through,
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

[Alternative verses]

There was an old doctor and his name was Peck.
Fell down the well and broke his neck
Served him right, he was doing wrong.
Should have tended to the sick, and let the well alone.

Johnny, Johnny went out west,
Where he thought the food was best.
Now they lay him down to rest,
With a concrete meatball on his chest.

[Additional verses from the Rock with Barney version]

At the TV studio, we got to play,
used our imagination with Barney all day.
We danced with ducks,
Had fun with fruit,
Then Barney led us in a flag salute.

We got to play, down by the bay,
Made music at an island hideaway.
We “rock and rolled,”
Sang a lullaby,
It was such fun, but it’s time to fly.

Need help learning your rhythms?

Most beginning piano students are still working on understanding the value of each rhythm in their music, so I’m including a few links to helpful printable music theory worksheets, games, and flashcards.

Pirate Quest™ | Basic Music Terms Board Game
Ultimate Music Theory Pack for Kids | Flashcards/Games
Clown Fish | Free Color-Me-Rhythmic Worksheet
It All Adds Up! | Free Music Rhythm Worksheet Four (Dotted Quarter/Quarter/Eighth)
The Rhythm Store™ | Beginner Music Theory Shopping Game

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3rd Grade · 4th Grade · 5th Grade · Sheet Music

Down By the Station | Easy Piano Sheet Music

The popular children’s song Down By the Station (which also goes by the title Down at the Station) was written by Lee Ricks and Bulee “Slim” Gaillard in 1948 (though some say a version of the lyrics was already in print in a copy of Recreation magazine in 1931). The most famous recording of the song was by Thomas Francis “Tommy” Dorsey Jr., an American jazz trombonist, conductor, composer, and bandleader during the big band era of music.

Whether done intentionally or unintentionally, the melody of Down by the Station resembles the chorus of Alouette, a folk song commonly sung by French-speaking children in Canada. There are also some similarities with The Itsy-Bitsy Spider.

This sheet music is professionally arranged for the beginning piano student by the MakingMusicFun.net staff. You’ll be able to preview and printed the arrangement instantly and use the digital recording for practicing. To make music lessons more affordable, MakingMusicFun.net features MMF Unlimited ($24.95 per year), a subscription plan that gives you unlimited access to their complete library of sheet music arrangements like this one, music flashcards, worksheets, and games. With hundred’s of resources for the elementary music students and teachers on this site, it’s a smart choice for parents of young musicians.

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Down By the Station | Easy Piano Sheet Music

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Lyrics for ‘Down By the Station’

Down by the station,
Early in the morning,
See the little puffer bellies,
All in a row.

See the engine driver,
Pull the little handle,
Chug, chug, woo, woo,
Off we go!

(Alternate Lyrics for ‘Down by the Station’)

Down by the station
Early in the morning
See the little pufferbellies
All in a row

See the station master
Turn the little handle
Chug chug puff puff
Off they go

Down by the station
Early in the morning
See the shiny train cars
All in a row

Waitin’ to get hitched up
And go on their adventure
Chug chug puff puff
Off they go

Down by the station
Early in the morning
See my favorite engine
Ready to tow

All the other train cars
Will follow on behind him
Chug chug puff puff
Off they go

Down by the station
Early in the morning
Climb on aboard
And hear the whistle blow

Mr. Conductor
Please take my ticket
Chug chug puff puff
Off they go

Down by the station
Early in the morning
See the little pufferbellies
All in a row

See the station master
Turn the little handle
Chug chug puff puff
Off they go

See the station master
Turn the little handle
Chug chug puff puff
Off they go
Chug chug puff puff
Off they go

Need help learning your note names?

Most beginning piano students are still working on their note names, rhythmic values, and music terms, so I’m including a few links to helpful music theory worksheets, games, and flashcards. All of them are printable resources, and a few of them are free.

Let’s Crossword | Bass Clef Note Name Worksheet
Carnegie Hall Park™ | Beginner Music Theory Board Game
Ultimate Music Theory Pack for Kids | Flash Cards and Games

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1st Grade · 2nd Grade · 3rd Grade · 4th Grade · 5th Grade · Kindergarten · Music Classroom Lesson Plans

5 Free Music Lesson Plans for Steady Beat

One of the most important musical concepts that a child must learn is keeping a steady beat. It is a fundamental aspect that is often not given the emphasis it deserves.

What is Steady Beat? Is it the same as Rhythm?

Steady beat (or simply referred to as the beat) is the underlying continuous, even, and repetitive pulse that you feel in a song, rhyme, chant or any piece of music. It remains the same throughout, much like the ticking of a clock.

Most people think that beat and rhythm are the same. However, they are two very different things. In a song, the beat is what we usually feel like clapping our hands, snapping our fingers or tapping our feet to. The rhythm, on the other hand, would be the combination of the short and long sounds of the notes as well as the absence of sound (rests) that occur throughout the music. The lyrics of a song tell us the rhythm by the way the words are arranged.

Why is it important to learn Steady beat?

Humans experience steady beat early on in life. From the moment we were in our mother’s womb, we felt and heard the steady beating of her heart and of our own heart. We are created to respond to a steady beat.

However, even though we have been constantly exposed to steady beat even before we were born, consciously being able to recognize and demonstrate it is not something that happens without practice. That’s why teaching young learners about steady beat early on can be highly beneficial for them. There are many advantages to helping them have a good grasp of this concept, not only in music but in other areas of their life as well.

  1. It helps them develop lower body competency. It also helps them with their sense of coordination and equilibrium. Being able to keep a steady beat in their legs and feet can help a child walk, skip, run or jump easily as well as prepare them for sports activities such as dribbling or shooting a basketball, or other things like dancing.
  2. Aside from their gross motor skills, a child’s fine motor skills (the ability to use a scissor, a whisk, a hammer or any tool in the future) is also enhanced with steady beat competency.
  3. Steady beat can help a child with their reading and language abilities because it teaches them to have a smooth cadence.
  4. Studies have shown that even a child’s math skills can benefit from having the ability to keep a steady beat.

How do I teach kids about Steady Beat?

There are many ways that a child can learn to practice steady beat. It can be taught through aural, visual, and kinesthetic methods. Allowing the kids to see, hear, feel, and move with the beat through various activities makes it possible for everyone to experience steady beat in whatever way they learn best.

Here’s a collection of 5 Music Lesson Plans for Steady Beat that’s jam-packed with fun ideas that can be used in the elementary music classroom. Each one offers instructions for a fully-scripted lesson which teachers who are just starting out may find very helpful because they can simply try doing the lessons as they are written. However, it can also be used as a starting point which more experienced teachers can modify to suit their needs. Keep reading to learn more about these lessons for steady beat.

Entry Kentry | Free Music Lesson Plan

This fast-paced passing game aims to help students demonstrate an ability to keep a steady beat and also enhances their coordination skills.

Little Sally Walker | Free Music Lesson Plan

This is a singing game where students fulfill the first standard in the National Standards for Music by singing alone (and with others) a varied repertoire of music. It is a fun way to develop the ability to follow instructions and introduce the concept of steady beat for kids in elementary grades K-2 through a simple game.

Jump the Hoop | Free Music Lesson Plan

Children can demonstrate their grasp of steady beat through this team-based movement activity. This session also helps them listen to, analyze, and describe music– which is the 6th standard in the National Standards for Music.

Touchdown | Free Music Lesson Plan

This lesson gets students moving and jumping around as they develop their skills in steady beat as well as math. It’s a creative way to engage the students in arithmetic and musical concepts through kinesthetics.

The Wee Little Scare | Free Music Lesson Plan

This music class incorporates the use of a jump rope (a definite favorite among kids), a chant, and a contest to teach kids how to keep a steady beat. Students will get the hands-on opportunity to make music with Orff arrangement, and the activity brings out their naturally competitive nature in an entertaining and educational way.

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8 Free Music Lesson Plans for the Elementary Music Classroom
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Polly Wolly Doodle | Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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