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7 Thanksgiving Activities for Your Music Classroom (Part 2)

Click to download this week’s printables HERE

Last week we introduced 8 Thanksgiving Activities for Your Music Classroom, and this week we have 7 more! We are also providing even more printables for activities such as the Thanksgiving Dinner Rhythms, Music Note Addition Turkeys, and What Note Is It! Also, don’t forget to take a look at our Christmas playlist as you begin preparing for Christmas!

1. Thanksgiving Dinner Rhythms
What is your favorite food for Thanksgiving? Maybe it’s the homemade mashed potatoes or the spiced cranberry sauce. My favorite thing is pumpkin pie! This Thanksgiving dinner is a bit unique because it has musical rhythms sprinkled on top! Print the Thanksgiving dinner printable, cut out, and set aside in a basket. Then, draw an oval or circle on your board to create a dinner plate. Each food item has a different rhythm on it. Have students pick a food from the basket, play the rhythm, and then place it on the dinner plate!

2. Solfege Turkey Coloring Sheet
Have the kiddos put their art skills to use while decorating the turkey, and picking the correct solfege colors for the feathers!

3. What Note Is It?
It’s the Pilgrims and Indians in our note recognition game! Use our free printable to print the Pilgrim, Indian and mini turkeys. Then, set up two teams. Next, play individual notes on your bells or piano and see which team can guess the solfege name first! Whichever team guesses it correctly wins a turkey for their team and gets to attach the turkey to the board. The team with the most turkeys wins!

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4. Thanksgiving Music Worksheets

My Fun Piano Studio gives us an amazing stash of printable music theory worksheets that you can print for your class! She has numerous worksheets such as Turkey Notes, Pilgrim’s Key Signature Crossing, Thanksgiving Harvest Ear Training, and more! Check them out!

5. Thanksgiving and Fall Bundle

Through Teachers Pay Teachers, you can snag a Thanksgiving and Fall Bundle that includes a ton of activities and printables. This packet includes 47 printables and activities that you can do with your class! A few of these include Autumn Listening Glyph (Vivaldi, Autumn), Harvest Song Coloring Page, Solfege Identification, Drumstick Intervals, and more! Pay a small fee of $4.50 and all of these printables are yours!

via Teachers Pay Teachers

6. Thanksgiving Music for Preschoolers 

Pre-K Pages has put together a listing of several Thanksgiving music videos that are perfect for preschoolers. Check them out! You will definitely want to take a look at All You Turkeys Dance Around!

7. I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey

Oh my! This lady swallowed a turkey….as well as some other random things! While this isn’t exactly a music activity, it might be nice to read a story before your class starts or at the end of the lesson. Listen to I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!

Hope you have an awesome and amazing Thanksgiving! Happy musicing!

Over 20 New videos landed inside Recorder Prodigies last week, including 10+ GAB Performance Tracks and 10+ EGA Performance Tracks.

These new videos take the Orff style from Performance Prodigies and bring it to our recorder curriculum. With another 20 easy to play songs, your recorder classes will be cruising through melody after melody.

The videos feature…

  • Chromanotes sheet music in the treble clef
  • Easy to read finger positions
  • Chord accompaniments
  • Percussion parts for 2 drums (low and high)

This way you can get different instruments working together with a colorful conductor track that makes the music easy to read and easy to play.

These 20+ videos are spread across the first two levels of Recorder Prodigies (Squire & Knight Levels) with more videos coming to the later levels soon.

You can find all the Recorder Prodigies videos here, or check out the whole Prodigies Index for a list of all available lessons and videos.

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