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Beethoven at Bat – Great Composer Baseball Game for Kids

Want to teach your piano or general music students about our great composers – and keep them interested?

Beethoven at Bat offers a creative and fun way to introduce you music students to Baroque Era through 21st century composers.

Print Beethoven at Bat™ | Music Composer Board Game


Game Description

Beethoven at Bat™ Music Composer Board Game turns your music composer study into playtime. Your music students will learn interesting and sometime hilarious facts about our greatest composers. Time to play ball!


Printable Game Board (2 Pages)
Set Up & Game Rules
36 Great Composer Cards
4 Score Cards (1 Page)

How to Win the Game

Players follow the instructions on the composer cards to advance on the game board based. The first player to earn 10 points/runs wins the game.


1) Tape game board together
2) Cut out composer cards and scorecards
3) Gather three game pawn for each player and one die.

Playing the Game

Players draw a composer card and read the fact. The card also includes instructions on how to advance:

1) Hit – Composer card tells player to advance 1, 2, or 3 bases.
2) Fly Ball – Player loudly calls “Fly Ball.” Player runs the bases while tapping each dot on the game board with game pawn. Their opponent attempts to roll a 1 or 3 to “catch” the fly ball.
3) Home Run – Player runs all the bases. They are awarded 1 point.
4) Foul Ball – No point is scored.

List of Composers

Johann Sebastian Bach
Amy Beach
Ludwig van Beethoven
Johannes Brahms
Cecile Chaminade
Aaron Copland
Claude Debussy
Edvard Grieg
George Frideric Handel
Franz Joseph Haydn
Scott Joplin
Alan Menken
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Modest Mussorgsky
Johann Pachelbel
Richard Rogers
Gioachino Antonio Rossini
Charles-Camille Saint-Saens
Clara Schumann
Richard M. Sherman
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Antonio Vivaldi
Richard Wagner
Andrew Lloyd Webber
John Williams


Beethoven at Bat™ Music Composer Board Game keeps things moving by making player turns short, and really makes it fun when players race during the “fly balls.” Music students will benefit most when a music teacher is present to help kids pronounce composer’s names or offer short snippets of the music mentioned on the composer cards.


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Free Resource Account for Teachers from MakingMusicFun.net (COVID-19)

Schools throughout the world are under a lot of pressure to transition to online instruction for the next few weeks due to the Coronavirus. MakingMusicFun.net has offered to help music teachers make this transition easy by providing unlimited free access to their premium resources. Below is a copy of their newsletter.


The Coronvirus (COVID-19) is affecting us all. Here’s how we’re helping to keep the music going.

We know that many of the people that visit our site are music educators, and you want to provide your students with learning opportunities in the event that your school is closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We want to help you and the wonderful kids you teach!

We’ve Created a FREE Music Academy Account for Schools!

To provide an opportunity for kids to keep learning while they’re home from school due to the virus outbreak, we’ve created a free Music Academy account that may be accessed by you and your students.

Access will provide students and music teachers with online piano lessons, digital print piano books, games, and worksheets.

Learn more about the MakingMusicFun.net Music Academy by clicking the link in the bio or by visiting this link:

MakingMusicFun.net Music Academy

Music teachers that are interested in creating packets for their students can also login and print the music theory and composer worksheets that they would like to include.

Music Teachers: Please email us at if you are interested. We’ll send you the login info.


NOTE: This free shared account will remain open until April 30, 2020.

If there’s anything else we can do, please reach out,

Andy Fling
Teacher and Founder of MakingMusicFun.net



Additional Info

The free MMF Academy account will give you and your students access to everything on MakingMusicFun.net. You can refer your students to the music academy lessons or send them links to the composer resources, worksheets, and games. You can also print resources for packets.

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Free Star Wars-Themed Color-by-Note Worksheets (Treble & Bass Clef)

This free color-by-note simple rhythms worksheet is designed to help young music students drill the whole note, half note, quarter note, whole rest, half rest and quarter rest. Grab your crayons. Let’s have some fun!

Print Music Theory Worksheet

Free Star Wars-Themed Color-by-Note Worksheets (Treble & Bass Clef)


Crayons Needed
Black, Yellow, Pink, Red, Blue, and Brown.

Note to Parents
If you’ve discovered a music theory worksheet that you’d like to share with your kids on this blog, but you’re not quite sure about about rhythms, rests, and note names – don’t worry. Here’s a link that will help:

How to Read Music Made Easy | Beginner’s Guide

About ‘Star Wars’

The Star Wars movie franchise was created by George Lucas, an American filmmaker and entrepreneur, who is also known for directing Indiana Jones. Star Wars began with the 1977 movie and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. The Star Wars film was followed by two sequels, The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983) which constitute the original Star Wars trilogy. The trilogy was followed by a prequel trilogy released between 1999 – 2005. Another sequel trilogy began in 2015 to conclude the nine-episode saga with the, ‘The Force Awakens.’ The total value of the film Star Wars franchise is estimated to be 65 billion USD as of 2018, and is currently the fifth highest-grossing media. The Star Wars film holds a Guinness World Records title for the Most Successful Film Merchandising Franchise.


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Chomp! Music Theory Game for Kids – Rhythms and Time Signatures

Looking for a way to make your lessons extra fun and engaging?

This printable shark-crazy board game will keep your students on their toes while learning all about simple rhythms and time signatures.

Print Music Theory Game

Chomp! |Music Theory Game for Kids – Rhythms and Time Signatures


Product Description

Chomp! is an exciting shark-chomping board game where players choose the best path and answer questions about simple rhythmic values and time signatures. To make things more challenging, sharks will be lurking in places where your opponent has hidden them. (It’s a little like Battleship.) If you land on one of these spaces you’ll get Chomped! This game is for two or more players. The first one to reach the dock with less than three Chomp! cards wins the game.

Product Contents

Chomp! Music Theory Game for Kids – Rhythms and Time Signatures pack includes

Game Prep/Instruction
Game Board (2 pages)
8 Chomp Cards
22 Question Cards
2 Blank Cards (For additional questions)
4 Playing Pieces (Fold and tape)


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Thanksgiving Activities | Elementary Music Lesson Plans and Resources

With Halloween over, Thanksgiving is the next holiday on the horizon. You can get your music classroom in the holiday spirit without sacrificing learning.

Print Elementary Music Lesson Plans and Resources

Thanksgiving (Turkey) | Free Color-by-Note Rhythm Worksheet

This free printable worksheet reviews basic note and rest values. The key assigns a color to each note type, and students create a colorful holiday picture as they identify the correct note values.

Thanksgiving Music Listening Glyph Worksheets (Digital Print)

Listening glyphs help your students express what they hear as they listen to a piece of music, and these glyphs let them do it with holiday spirit. One of the printable worksheets is specifically designed to be used for Vivaldi’s “Autumn,” providing a ready-to-use November activity. The download also includes a general use turkey glyph, where the listening prompts are provided, but the song choice is yours. Finally, you can create your own glyph, including prompts telling your students what they should listen for with a blank turkey glyph.

Run From The Farmer | Syncopation Lesson Plan

This free music lesson plan uses the Thanksgiving-themed song “Run from the Farmer” to introduce the concept of syncopation. It includes an Orff orchestration and instructions for an active lesson.

Run from the Farmer | Free Orff Orchestration Sheet Music

If all you want is the free Orff orchestration sheet music for “Run from the Farmer,” that’s available on its own. Get students clapping and playing along with this upbeat song.

Thanksgiving Music Activities: SIX Composition Activities

There aren’t very many Thanksgiving songs, are there? Your students can change that with these six Thanksgiving Music Composition Activities from Music Teacher Resources. Recommended for grades 4-8, these activities guide students to create original Thanksgiving songs. Multiple choice measures and limited note choices provide excellent scaffolding to help even first-time composers find success.

Songs and Activities for Thanksgiving (Bundle)

Finally, if you want lots of Thanksgiving options, check out this bundle from Aileen Miracle. Suitable for students from K-5, it includes a variety of Thanksgiving songs, a movement activity, composition lessons, and rhythm work.

Whether you want you students to work on rhythm, compose, sing, or listen thoughtfully to music, there’s a Thanksgiving music activity for you. Enjoy the holiday with your students!


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8 Free Music Lesson Plans for the Elementary Music Classroom

If you want to incorporate active, hands-on lessons into your music classroom, take a look at these 8 free lesson plans for elementary music. Each plan will have your students out of their seats and interacting meaningfully with music– no pencils or paper required.

Melody Map | An Introduction to Melodic Contour/Grade 2-4

This simple but effective high and low lesson plan can be completed with the song of your choice. Students first use hand movement to reflect the high and low notes they hear. Then, they progress to using yarn to map the highs and lows on the classroom floor. The movement and manipulation of the yarn will help solidify student’s understanding that the sounds of music can be represented visually.

Hungarian Dance No.5 | AABBCDAB Codetta/Grade 2-6

Musical form takes on a baseball theme in this active lesson plan. Each section of the piece becomes associated with its own baseball game-related action, leading to lots of movement and a memorable introduction (or review) to musical form.

Meter, Meter, 3-4-5 | Meter Activity/Grade 2-4

Round up some playground balls and rhythm sticks for this time signature/ meter lesson. This rhythmic lesson is perfect for either introducing or reinforcing the concept of meter and the “patterns” of common time signatures.

Entry Kentry | A Passing Game/Grade 2-6

Students can have fun while practicing steady beat with this hot-potato style game. Passing must happen on the beat, and eliminated students help keep the beat with rhythm instruments.

Mortimer | An Introduction to Solfege/Grade 2-3

Introduce solfege with this book-based lesson. The stairs in the story provide a perfect opportunity to learn and repeat the scale pattern, while glockenspiels and other non-pitched instruments make students participants in the musical story.

Music Symbol Swat | Music Symbol Swat Game/ Grade 3-5

With just a white board and fly swatters, you’ve got a great review game that can be applied to many musical concepts. Potential answers, such as musical symbols, are displayed visually, and when a definition or question is given, competitors race to swat the correct answer.

Viennese Musical Clock (Kodaly) | Rondo/Grade 2-3

This multi-faceted movement lesson takes a little prep and a bit of patience, but it results in an unforgettable illustrating rondo form. The lesson begins with a helpful hamburger illustration to introduce the form. Then, a complex movement activity lets students act out the form as a live Viennese clock.

Zin, Zin, Zin A Violin | Musical Instrument Identification Game/Grade 2-6

The book, Zin, Zin, Zin A Violin, is used with visual support to introduce 10 orchestral instruments. Then, a racing instrumental identification game is used to review them.


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Ultimate Music Education Worksheets and Games List

Whether you’re looking for fun classroom activities or resources for students to work on independently, this post has something for you. We’ve rounded up music education products from around the web to help you find the best options for your music students.

This roundup was created with the end of the school year and summer break in mind, but you’ll find many of these resources useful all year round.

Print Music Lesson Plans Worksheets and Games

Music Education Games
carnegie-hall-park-music-theory-game.jpgCarnegie Hall Park™ | Basic Skills Music Theory Board Game: Battle for a parking space while reviewing musical symbols and terms. Correct answers earn points, while wrong answers earn parking tickets. Blank question cards can be customized as well.

Pirate Quest™ | Basic Music Terms Game: Move through a pirate adventure by identifying musical terms while avoiding walking the plank

The Rhythm Store™ Game | Rhythm: Beats become currency as students make purchases and count out correct change. Knowing note values is a must in this retail-based game.

Classic memory matching games test kids’ note name knowledge while note-name-memory-game-tc.jpg challenging their memory:

Memory Game | Treble Clef Note Names
Memory Game | Bass Clef Note Names
Memory Game | Treble and Bass Clef Note Names
Memory Game | Viola Clef Note Names

Online/ Interactive Games

The Piano Player Online Music Reading/ Note-Playing Challenge: With multiple difficulty levels, students can practice correlating notes on the staff to notes on a keyboard. A note is displayed, and students must identify it on an on-screen keyboard.

Musical Families Online Game: This Little Einsteins game through Disney Junior challenges kids to find the missing instruments in time for a concert.

Music Match Online Instrument Matching Game: This is a screen-based memory game where students search for pairs of instruments.

Music Match Online Composer Matching Game: In this online match game, students search for pairs of composers.

Classics for Kids Games: Composition, Rhythm Matching, and Note Name Online Games: The composing game allows kids to drag notes onto a staff and hear their compositions. The rhythm game has kids tap a rhythm on the space bar and gives immediate feedback. Finally, the note name game has students spell out words by correctly identifying note names.

Shiver Me Timbres Interactive Screen-Based Instrument Family Game: Kids can play this visual, interactive game on PowerPoint, Keynote, or PDF. When presented with an image, the player chooses a category and receives immediate feedback on their choice.

Music Flash Cards
Flash cards are a great way to practice and solidify musical knowledge that needs to be rock solid. Note names and musical terms should become second nature to music students, and flash cards can help. Whether used in traditional drills or as part of flashcard races like Around the World, flash cards can provide the repetition necessary to commit music basics to memory.


Treble Clef Flashcards
Bass Clef Flashcards
Viola Clef Flashcards
Flash Frog™ Flash Cards | Music Symbols and Terms
Musicard Triads Online Chord Flash Cards
Musicards Key Signatures Online Flash Cards

Note Name Practice Worksheets

color-that-note-treble-clef-g-position.jpgThese sheets adds some color to note identification practice. Students choose a color to associate with each of the five notes in the position and then use the same color each time the note appears.

Color That Note! Worksheet Treble Clef/C Position
Color That Note! Worksheet Bass Clef/C Position
Color That Note! Worksheet Treble Clef/G Position
Color That Note! Worksheet Bass Clef/G Position
Color That Note! Worksheet Bass Clef/Middle C Position

I Thought That I Was Crazy Note Name Worksheet Treble Clef: Complete a poem using note names to fill in missing words.

lets-crossword-treble-clef (1).jpgCrossword Note Names Worksheets: Note names spell out the words in these crossword challenges.

Let’s Crossword! Note Name Worksheet Treble Clef
Let’s Crossword! Note Name Worksheet Bass Clef

Code Breaker worksheets ask kids to decode messages by identifying note names. On code maker worksheets, students create their own codes by representing letters with their corresponding notes on the staff.codebreaker-treble-clef.jpg

CodeBreaker! Note Name Worksheet Treble Clef
CodeBreaker! Note Name Worksheet Bass Clef
CodeMaker! Note Name Worksheet Treble Clef
CodeMaker! Note Name Worksheet Bass Clef

M&M Challenge Note Name Worksheet Treble and Bass Clef: M & M candy pieces are both part of the worksheet and the reward. Staff paper is the perfect size for chocolate candies to be place on the staff to represent a requested note. Then, if the note is in the correct place, the music note becomes a sweet treat.

Name That Tune worksheets practice both note naming and listening. After notes have been named, a keyboard or xylophone can be used to try to name the tune.

Name That Tune! | Note Name Worksheet Treble Clef
Name That Tune! | Note Name Worksheet Bass Clef
Name That Tune! | Note Name Worksheet Viola Clef

Interval  and Rhythm Practice Worksheets
Along with note names and musical terms, rhythms and intervals are two more skills that need to be rock solid.

intervals_two3rds.jpgThese free interval worksheets devote one worksheet to each interval type, introducing the interval and asking students to write in the second note to complete the interval.

Intervals! | Worksheet One (2nds)
Intervals! | Worksheet Two (3rds)
Intervals! | Worksheet Three (4ths)
Intervals! | Worksheet Four (5ths)
Ready, Set, Go! | Worksheet Five (Unison-Octave)

it-all-adds-up-worksheet-one.jpgIt All Adds Up! are free rhythm worksheets reminiscent of math speed drills. Presenting different note combinations as math equations prompts students to review note values again and again. The worksheets make a fun speed challenge for students who are getting to know the rhythmic values well.

It All Adds Up! | Worksheet One (Whole/Half/Quarter)
It All Adds Up! | Worksheet Two (Half/Quarter/Eighth)
It All Adds Up! | Worksheet Three (Whole/Dotted Half/Half)
It All Adds Up! | Worksheet Four (Dotted Qtr/Quarter/Eighth)
It All Adds Up! | Worksheet Five (Quarter/Eighth/Sixteenth)

Summer Worksheets
original-1203244-1 (1).jpgAt this time of year, teachers and students alike have summer on the mind. These worksheets can be used in anticipation of summer or provided for summer activities that students can do on their own.
Summer Music Worksheets MegaPack
Music Fun in the Summer Sun Music Activities Ideas for Summer
Summer Color by Note



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