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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.

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
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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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4 Music Theory Games for Kids (Digital Print)

Whether you teach music in a classroom, in private lessons, or in a homeschool setting, your students need a solid understanding of music theory terminology, symbols, and note names. Make practicing and reviewing fun with printable music theory games. These games can be used as part of a reward/ fun day, unit review, take-home practice, or any other time you want to engage students in practicing basic music theory terms. And, with unlimited prints for your own use, you can print enough sets for a whole classroom if needed. Some of the games can even be customized by adding your own terms or questions to be reviewed.

1. Carnegie Hall Park. Players collect points by identifying musical terms such as dynamic markings, time signatures, note names, rests and tempo terms while avoiding parking tickets. You provide the toy cars, and this printable game set provides everything else you need for a fun review of music theory basics.

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Contents
Printable Game Board (Two Pages)
Instruction Sheet
24 Playing Cards
3 Parking Tickets
9 Score Cards
9 Blank Cards (For You to Add Terms and Symbols)

2. Pirate Quest. Players work their way along an adventurous path by correctly answering basic music theory questions. Review music symbols, tempo markings, note values, time signatures, and whatever other questions you’d like to add. Walk the plank cards for incorrect answers raise the stakes.

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Contents
30 Basic Music Term Cards
9 “Walk the Plank” Cards
Game Board
Musical Term Answer Sheet
Instructions

3. The Rhythm Store. Solidify your students’ understanding of note values with this interactive game. Beats become currency in The Rhythm Store, and students must combine note values and make change to come up with correct change to make a purchase. Student shoppers will have fun while thinking about note values from a fresh perspective.

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Contents
17 Rhythm Cards
9 Price Tag Cards
Game Instructions

4. Memory. This classic memory matching game is easy to make, easy to set up, and easy to explain, but still provides valuable note name practice and friendly competition for your students. Choose from treble clef, bass clef, treble and bass clef combined, or viola clef.

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


Contents
Cards
Answer Key

Students don’t usually request extra music theory practice, but if it means playing any of these games, that just may change.
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Note Value Game │The Rhythm Store

Whether teaching students to sing, play the piano, read music, or play any other musical instrument, there’s one basic skill music students need to master: note values. Rhythms need to be second nature to students. That’s why there’s no such thing as too much practice. The Rhythm Store Game provides a fun way for students to review note values away from the piano or music book. Using rhythm cards as currency, the students count the cost of pre-priced items in beats as they “shop” the store you’ve set up.

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Contents
17 Rhythm Cards
9 Price Tag Cards
1 Instruction Sheet
(PDF Download, 5 pages, Making Music Fun!)

This game can be played in a home environment or in a classroom. The instructor’s role is to set up shop by selecting items for students to “buy” with their rhythm cards. At home, this may mean finding toys or other fun items from around the house. At school, students may shop for small, inexpensive prizes, snacks, or coupons for classroom privileges. Use the game’s price tags to assign each item’s cost in beats.

Students then receive their shopping money in the form of rhythm cards. It’s their job to calculate the number of beats represented by the notes on their cards and decide which items to buy. Exact change is required, so students need to know exactly how many beats each of their rhythm cards represents. It also adds the challenge of “breaking” larger valued rhythm cards for the equivalent number of beats in smaller valued notes.

You are free to print as many copies as needed, which means that you can set up a store large enough for a whole classroom or multiple smaller stores. You might even try employing students as cashiers. However you choose to use it, The Rhythm Store game will help your students will look at rhythms in a new way, and have fun doing it.

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5 Tips for Music Classroom Centers and Resources

Music classroom centers can be a wonderful thing if they are well planned and effectively managed. Here are a few tips for getting centers to run smoothly.

1) Noise Level
When creating music lesson centers, you have to consider sound levels. Music centers by their very nature require sound. (Duh!) Good positioning of the centers and limiting the ones that produce musical sounds – either recorded or student produced will help. If you can round up listening centers with headphones from the school library, some of the sounds can be managed that way.

2) Positioning Yourself
When given a chance, some kids will take advantage of the freedom and talk or make toys out of the manipulatives. You’ll quickly figure out which centers seem to encourage playtime rather than learning time.  Positioning yourself close to them will let students know you are watching.

3) Help Intensive Centers
Some centers may require your constant attention. A recorder center, for instance, is a great opportunity to have kids playing music. If you opt for a center like this, it’s a good idea to pay close attention to what you have planned for the rest of the centers. You could be quickly overwhelmed. (This time intensive center is also a great opportunity for individual assessment.)

4) Effective Student Groups
Great centers begin with great student groups. Now that you’re into the school year a bit, you should know which students work well together, and which ones like to spend most of the time goofing off. Combine groups that will achieve your goals.

5) Time Management

The last step is planning the right number of centers. A good starting place is 10 minutes per center. So, if you have 30 minutes with your students, 3 centers may be the perfect number. As you go, you’ll develop a better feel for how long each center project will take to be completed effectively.

 

That’s about it for running centers. The only other thing I’d add is those folders with the flap and the stringy thing work great for storing most everything.

 

Resources for Centers

Are you all set with resources for centers? Here’s a collection of free and paid music theory and music composer resources from MakingMusicFun.net. If you like several of the paid resources the Unlimited Downloads for $19.95 a year is a great option!

Music Theory
Ultimate Music Theory Pack for Kids | Flash Cards and Games
Carnegie Hall Park™ | Basic Skills Music Theory Board Game
Flash Frog™ Flashcards
Pirate Quest™ | Basic Music Terms Game
Treble Clef Flashcards
Bass Clef Flashcards
Viola Clef Flashcards
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
The Rhythm Store™ Game | Rhythm

Music Composer
Meet the Composer Coloring Pages
Multiplication/Connect-the-Dot Worksheets
Word Search Worksheets
Meet the Composer Job Application Worksheet

Nutcracker FunLib™ (Tchaikovsky) | Story and Worksheet
Nutcracker Venn Diagram (Tchaikovsky) | Worksheet
Peer Gynt FunLib™ (Edvard Grieg) | Story and Worksheet
Peer Gynt Venn Diagram (Edvard Grieg) | Worksheet
Peter and the Wolf FunLib™ (Prokofiev) | Story and Worksheet

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Ultimate Music Theory Pack | Flashcards and Games for Kids

If you are looking for a way to add fun to music theory, this bundle is for you. Beginning students will have hours of fun learning and reviewing note names, note and rest values, dynamic symbols, and other basic musical terms. This bundle includes three different flashcard sets, two memory games, and two board games to reinforce the facts that all young musicians need to know.

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Contents
17 Treble Clef Flashcards with Answer Key
17 Bass Clef Flashcards with Answer Key
Treble Clef Memory/Concentration Game with 17 Note Images and 17 Letter Names
Bass Clef Memory/Concentration Game with 17 Note Images and 17 Letter Names

Flash Frog™ Flashcards: These colorful cards include note names, time signatures, note values, basic musical terms, and more. They can be used as flashcards or as a memory matching game.

Carnegie Hall Park™ music theory board game: Printable game board, instructions, color-coded question cards, parking ticket cards, and score sheets are included—all you need is one die and a small toy car for each player. Players advance around the board answering questions from different categories, including dynamics, rests, time signatures, tempo terms, and note names. Players must answer 15 questions correctly, including at least one from each category, to win. Incorrect answers result in parking tickets—three tickets, and you’re out.

Pirate Quest™ Basic Music Terms Board Game: Game board, 30 question cards, “walk the plank” cards, instructions, and answer key are included. Game players sail the high seas, moving across a pirate-themed game board by answering questions about musical terms. Watch out for wrong answers, though—three incorrect answers and you’ve walked the plank. The most basic beginning terms are marked with red dots, so these can be mastered first. Then, more challenging cards can be added.

Once you download the digital file, you can print as many sets of flashcards, game boards, and game cards as you need. Several sets can be printed to teach and entertain entire music classes for a class fun day, review activity, or early finishers. Sets could be sent home with beginning piano or instrumental students or used during homeschool music study as well. Answer keys allow students to play independently. Game sets can be customized to your students’ current focus by removing cards, and some sets include blank cards so that you could add your own musical terms to review.

When students have this much fun, they will gladly review note names and musical terms again and again.

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Fall Music Class Resources for Kodaly and Orff Classrooms

Preparing lessons for K-6th graders can be overwhelming and time consuming. Coordinating lesson goals and standards requires a lot of planning and prep time. Sing Play Creatively offers you a variety of solutions to your music class needs. Monthly Music Class Bundles can supplement or provide a core music curriculum for K-6 students. Whether a veteran or “newbie”, you’ll find the creative and original games, songs and printables provide you with ample materials for standards based teaching. The lessons contain Orff and Kodaly applications. Many of the the lessons can be adapted to several grade levels. The Fall Music Class Bundle is full of engaging and easily teachable resources.  It covers the music concepts of Melody, Rhythm, Pitch, Music Symbols and Terms, Notation, Solfege, along with Playing Instruments, and creating and composing activities.

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Fall Music Class Monthly Bundle of Kodaly and Orff Lessons

Lesson plans, teaching pages, rhythm practice pages, printables and flash cards-along with I Can statements are just part of the complete set of resources you’ll find in a monthly bundle.

The Fall bundle includes some Kodaly classics, “I Had a Dog” and “Doggie, Doggie” along with a fun Kodaly and Orff combo lesson “Five Little Acorns”.

The baseball themed set of Music Symbols, along with games is sure to be a “hit” with upper elementary students.

The Fall vocal explorations use adorable graphics to help students broaden and become more confident in their vocal abilities.

For Music Class essential teaching resources, check out the Sing Play Creatively Monthly Music Bundles.

 

UNO-Style Treble Clef Note Name Card Game

This UNO-Style Treble Clef Note Name Card Game, from Amy Abbott, helps students reinforce their knowledge of the music staff and note names of the treble clef. It’s a great resource for sub days.

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Product Includes
Full Color Cards with and without note names
Black and White Cards with and without note names
Printable card game directions that can be printed back-to-back and be used at a music room center.

This resource is a PDF (Acrobat) Document File

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