Item No: 9750


by Denise Gagne.

A collection of activities to get preschool - Grade 5 children playing, listening, creating, and reading music while using non-pitched percussion instruments. Songs are included to teach instrument rules and classroom management.

Suggestions and reproducibles are included for assessment activities with teaching tips for specific ages.

Engage all your classes with simple play alongs, and older students will enjoy relative note value activities with instruments (or tennis balls), stick rhythms, sound-effect stories, listening games, and composition activities.
Paperback & Enhanced CD

What's included:

  • Printed Book
  • Digital Book PDF
  • Audio recordings 
  • Projectable PDFs

Additional Info

Table of Contents:

Let’s Get Started!
1. Play and Stop
2. Let’s Play Instruments
3. Play and Play and Stop
4. Ways to Play Instruments
5. Instrument Rules
5a. Simon Says
6. Beat and Name Chants
- Introducing Instrument Families
- How to Play Rhythm Instruments

Play and Sing
7. If You’re Happy
8. Let Everyone Play Sticks

Instrument Families
9. Play, Play, Play Along
9a. Play Along K-3
10. Sticks are Tapping

Listening Activities
11a. Who is Tapping?
11b. What am I Tapping On?
11c. What is in the Shakers?
11d. Guess the Instrument

Play Along
12. Play Along with Bach
13. Play Along with Handel
14. Play Along with Mozart
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Rhythm Band, Scarves

Relative Note Values
14. Relative Note Values-Large Notes
15. St. Anne's Reels
16. Surfin Rock
17. Ramsey St. Blues

Note Switch Activities
18. Piano Roll
- Stick Notes

Stories - Add Sound Effects
19. Mortimer
20. Mmm Cookies
21. Rain Rain Story
22. Mr. Frog Story
23. Bell Horses Story

Create and Play
24. Copy What I'm Going to Play
25. Improvise and Copycat Game
26. Question and Answer
27. Hey! Hey! Rondo

28. Rhythm Instrument Matching
29. Name the Instrument
30. Which Instrument Did I Hear?
31. Instrument Family Matching

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