Are you wanting to get your kids more involved and intersted in music? Music is an excellent way to encourage children’s creativity and imagination.
But, it can be tough in a homeschool if you’re not a musician or have access to musical instruments or resources. If that’s the case, check out these Frugal Ways to Teach Music in Your Homeschool. But, if you just need some inspiration, then FHD has you covered with these Creative Ways to Teach Music in Your Homeschool!
Listen to music!
Ok, maybe that sounds a little bit too simple, but start off by including music into your day to day homeschool life! For example, you can use it during morning work time to get your child energized and ready for the day.
Use calming music during quiet work time or during a meditation time to inspire your child’s creativity. You can use Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and so much more!
Try to find songs that go with your lessons. There are so many songs online that can go with any subject! Connect music to other subjects with these Homeschool Music Curriculum Guides!
Make your Own Instruments
If your homeschool is on a budget, you and your child can make homemade instruments to use in your daily music lesson! Simple instruments are great tools to learning beat and rhythm. Play songs and have your child join in with their instrument to find the beat. To learn about other instruments, check out this FREE Printable Musical Instruments Booklet!
Learn about a Composer/Musician
Connect history and writing with music by having your child explore the life and works of a composer or musician. You can create a whole unit for this study or have your child complete a project. Check out this Grand Masters of Music Composer Unit Study for some ideas!
Start Learning to Read Music
You can start teaching your child how to read simple notes. Use resources such as this Printable Intro to Music Mini-Book to get your child started. You can also purchase a music theory book online or at a music store. It’s a wonderful way to give your child a good base if they plan on playing an instrument in future.
Play Musical Games
Musical chairs is a fan favorite, and could definitely be used in your homeschool to get your kids exposed to music and moving around! But, there are even more games you could play which include music. How about a Music Memory Game or this Music Reading Game? You could even create a music scavenger hunt, talk about rhyming or grammar using music lyrics, and so much more!
Find opportunities to get involved with or experience music
Get out into your community and find music events to get your child involved with. Maybe there’s a music night at your local library or a concert at the park. Perhaps you can head to the local theater to watch a musical.
You could even think about creating a music group with other homeschool families. You could create lessons where your child can listen to, play, and work with music with other homeschool learners.
For more ideas, tips, resources, and more, why not check out this FREE Subscription to Music Ed.?
Other resources you might like for your music lessons:
44 Awesome Online Art & Music Freebies: Check out great music resources such as online piano lessons with this list from Homeschooling Hearts & Minds!
Homeschool Series: Music: Find excellent links for studying music in all different ways with this resource on Homeschool Giveaways!
Music Study Lesson for Homeschool: Grab this music lesson from Homegrown Learners and find tons more great music resources!
Instruments for Kids Playdough Cards: For younger learners, start them off learning about musical instruments with these cute playdough cards from Preschool Play & Learn!
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