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Balloon Popping meter: as the children sing well, a leader pulls on the ribbon from behind. If the kids have mastered a song, the balloon makes it to the top, where it is popped. Fun idea for review, but potentially irreverent? If all the songs are mastered, the kids get tootsie "pops."

Balloon Popping meter: as the children sing well, a leader pulls on the ribbon from behind. If the kids have mastered a song, the balloon makes it to the top, where it is popped. If all the songs are mastered, the kids get tootsie "pops.

Free sheet music at all levels arranged by author of blog.  Great options for pop songs and Christmas

Free beginner piano music is provided in this page for those who wish to practice musical piece that focus on specific subjects.

This site has tons of great games for teaching kids music theory! Free printable a too!

For Emma. Musical Truth or Dare Flashcards - naming/playing keys, notes, sharps/flats, etc. - cards available for 3 levels

Examples of using Aurasma (Augmented Reality) in the elementary music classroom to explore composers and listen to gifted young performers. Aurasma is free for iPad and web site. Video examples included. QR codes... so last year! :)

Examples of using Aurasma (Augmented Reality) in the elementary music classroom to explore composers and listen to gifted young performers. Aurasma is free for iPad and web site.

Sputnik Music - covering Indie / Punk / Metal.    http://sputnikmusic.com/

BABYMETAL mixes J-pop with heavy guitars and drums known from metal, and use metal symbolism such as the metal-horns and headbanging. Their motto is "No Mosh, No Life".

Primary Program Punch board with rice crispie treat ingredients behind the targets. If a child sings the words of the song with great presentation, projection AND gets all the words right he/she gets to punch the bulls eye and get the ingredient behind...when all done, the rice crispie treats are distributed.

This is a punch board activity. I placed ingredients for making rice Krispy treats in each hole. I had a teacher and a child determine how well the children sang each song.

Notable Music Studio: Games.  This is a WONDERFUL blog!  LOTS of great ideas!  Make sure you look down through the labels for more great ideas!

Notable Music Studio: Games - lots of great ideas for music games; I love this one for musical ZAP!

Good ideas for games in the general music classroom....I especially like the "Telephone Rhythm" Game...good game for waiting in line.

Good ideas for games in the general music classroom.I especially like the "Telephone Rhythm" Game.good game for waiting in line.

Up And Coming Music/Artist Review Site Along With Some Misc Editorials And MMA Action!

Up And Coming Music/Artist Review Site Along With Some Misc Editorials And MMA Action!

Stargazing - Instead of sight words use letters/numbers for preschoolers

Put word stars on the ceiling and play "I Spy" with flashlights. Challenge the children to find the star that matches your clue. I think this would make a great idea for site words - have them find the site word that matches the one they draw out of a jar

Fourth grade activities for introducing similes and metaphors! Lots of fun ideas!

It finally feels like fall here in SW Ohio. The colder temperatures made me grateful I had my favorite black bean sou.

This site lets you create Jeopardy games.  Could be fun on the smart board for school parties also.

This site lets you create Jeopardy games. Could be fun on the smart board for school parties also.

"How To Read Music; By Maggie" by the-amazing-tip-chickas on Polyvore

I learned to read music at It's always been second nature. Here's a simple chart showing how to read music for piano. The treble clef is played with right hand, bass clef with left hand (except in special circumstances).

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