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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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Secret Agent Free Music Note Name Worksheets

There’s no such thing as too much practice when it comes to note names. Repeated review can get dull if it lacks variety, though. If you need a fresh way for students to review bass clef and treble clef note names, CodeBreaker and CodeMaker free music worksheets can help.

CodeBreaker worksheets use note names to spell out a secret message. Only students who know their note names will be able to crack the code.

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


One page free PDF digital download printable (free)

Students who are pros at breaking the note-name code are ready for a new challenge: writing the coded messages themselves. With the CodeMaker worksheets, kids use their note name expertise to create a secret message using the letters A-G. They can then exchange and decode each other’s messages for more fun (and more practice). This activity can also be used more than once, as students can create countless coded messages.

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


One page PDF digital download printable (free)

If you or your students need a break from drilling note names, try going undercover and breaking (or making) the note-name code. These worksheets offer a change of pace in your music class, piano lesson, or instrumental lesson, and they are ready to use immediately.  They also give students a feeling of expertise as their note-name knowledge allows them to solve and create the puzzles. Having fun while practicing note names? Mission accomplished.

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10 Music Theory Worksheets and Games for Kids

Those of us charged with teaching music theory basics have a big job. The concepts we teach are the starting points for our kids’ musical education. Whether they go on to sing, take piano lessons, play a musical instrument, or compose, they won’t go far without a solid grasp of music theory. Building a strong  music theory foundation requires a mixture of facts and fun. Solid teaching and frequent review are essential, but that doesn’t mean it has to be dull. Below you will find ten resources for teaching and practicing music theory basis. They include both worksheets and games to make the content both clear and enjoyable for kids.

Color That Note | Note Name Worksheets
Bring some color into note identification! Students create a color key at the top and identify like notes with like colors. This activity works well early in the note name learning process.

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

Note Name Flash Cards
Perfect for individual practice, partner work, or classroom flashcard races such as “Around the World,” these clear, simple flashcards will be used again and again. These flashcards are also a part of the Ultimate Music Theory Pack for Kids below, so if you are interested in these, check out the whole bundle.

Get Treble Clef Flashcards
Get Bass Clef Flashcards

Music Bingo Bundle | Note Names, Rhythms, Symbols, Terms, and More
The classic BINGO game gets a musical twist in this bundle by Brian Ninjas. Ten different games, each focusing on a different music theory concept, are ready to print and play. Those who teach a wide range of grade levels will be glad to learn that the set includes games appropriate for grades 1-9.

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Codemaker Note Name Worksheets
Students who know their note names will be able to crack the musical code and decipher the secret messages.

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

Note Value/ Rhythm Worksheets
Students learn and practice the relationships among note values as they add up note values like they would in math class. Different worksheet options are available depending on which rhythms students are familiar with.

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

Popsicle Stick Rhythm Games
This four-star product from Mrs. Miracle’s Music Room features ten different rhythm games that are great for centers, small groups, and more. Many games also include worksheets related to the concept the game reviews.

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Popsicle Stick Rhythm Games

The Rhythm Store Game
Music notes become currency as students count the cost of various items in note values, make change, and solidify their understanding of note values.

Get The Rhythm Store™ Game | Rhythm

Interval Worksheets
With one sheet addressing each interval, students can practice seconds, thirds, fourths, and fifths individually. Then, they can put their knowledge to the test with the Ready, Set, Go timed interval identification challenge.

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

Music Theory Unit: Note Values and Rhythms
This unit bundle from Sing Play Creatively focuses on note values with “I can” statements and provides rhythm practice suitable for grades 2-5. With 214 pages of activities, teacher instructions, printables, you are sure to find plenty of useful materials!

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Theory Flashcard & Game Bundle
With multiple flashcard sets and four different music theory games, this bundle will keep your students engaged while practicing various music theory basics

Get Ultimate Music Theory Pack for Kids | Flash Cards and Games

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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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Treble Clef Note Names | Printable Worksheet Pack

Do your students need some practice with treble clef note names? This worksheet pack from Kodaly Inspired Classroom by Lindsey Jervis might be just the thing to help your students really get those note names learned.

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This worksheet pack includes 10 worksheets designed to help your students both identify and learn to write the note names of the treble clef staff.

Contents
1) “I ‘Mustache’ You, Can You Name These Lines and Spaces?” Worksheets – This printable worksheet has two different versions. The first worksheet presents the pitches as filled in notes. The second worksheet presents the pitches with open centers so students can see the line going through the note. Students write the correct note name in the box below the staff.

2) “Lost in Space” Worksheets – The first worksheet presents the pitches as filled in circles, notes. The second worksheet presents the pitches with open centers so students can see the line going through the note. Students write the correct space note name in the box below the staff.

3) “Walk the Line” Worksheets – The first worksheet presents the pitches as filled in circles, notes. The second worksheet presents the pitches with open centers so students can see the line going through the note. Students write the correct space note name in the box below the staff.

4) “Star Musicians Know their Lines and Spaces” Worksheets – The first worksheet presents the pitches as filled in notes. The second worksheet presents the pitches with open centers so students can see the line going through the note. Students write the correct space note name in the box below the staff.

5) “Diving for Note Names” Worksheet – This worksheet allows students to practice their music notation. The note names are given below each staff. Students are to draw the note on the correct line or space in the treble clef staff.

6) “Line and Space Trace” – Your students may need extra time with music notation a practicing to make the note head size just the right size to fit the space. This final worksheet helps refine those drawing skills. An outline of the note is provided. Students are to trace it and then fill it in. Lastly, they write the correct note name in a box below the staff.

Get Treble Clef Note Names | Printable Worksheet Pack

 

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Carnegie Hall Park | Music Theory Game for Kids

Carnegie Hall Park™ Music Theory Board Game is an awesome beginning music student review game that helps them to drill note names, rests, tempo terms and time signatures. The printable game includes everything except Matchbox/Hotwheels cars and one die (dice).

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Game Play
Students drive around the Carnegie Hall parking lot with their own Matchbox or Hot Wheels cars and park in spces depending on what cards was drawn. The first player to collect 15 cards is the winner of the game. Students are awarded parking tickets each time they answer incorrectly. Collect 3 parking tickets and the game is over for that player.

Game Contents
Printable Game Board (Two pages that must be tapes together)
Instruction Sheet
24 Playing Cards (Should be printed in color)
3 Parking Tickets
9 Score Cards (Or you can use blank paper)
9 Blank Cards (Add more terms and symbols to meet the needs of your students)

Preparation
Tape game board together
Get die from another board game around the house
Cut playing cards

Before you start to play the game it’s a good idea to review the cards. Taking the time to do this will increase student learning time, and make the game time more enjoyable and successful.

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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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