To help fight off the stir-crazy feeling we’re all experiencing while social distancing, we’ve got 10 Boredom Busting Activities to help parents and kids engage in fun and effective musical play at home!

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1. Free Solfege Hand Sign Poster

If you’re not familiar with the Curwen (Solfege) Hand Signs, these are a great free resource that music teacher use to make singing more engaging and fun.

2. Get a Good Beginner Instrument (Bells, Piano, Ukulele)


The core curriculum focuses on bells that are colorful, easy & fun to play.

While they are ideal for beginners & children with special needs, they are also quality and expressive enough for mature players.

Look for Chromanotes(TM) colored Deskbells On:

Voice + Hand-Signs

Prodigies combines singing Solfege (Do Re Mi etc) with simple hand-signs to make pitch development concrete, memorable & fun.

This way, you always have an instrument with you!

The hand-signs help to make the abstract idea of pitch more concrete and memorable.

Plus, by combining two hands with our voice, we’re activating multiple areas of the brain for more points of access to pitch.

Free Bell App

Go digital with our free Prodigies Bells App!

The app features a C Major Scale & a more Chromatic instrument.

Digital bells are also available on our site, or you can download the standalone bell apps below.

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iTunes Store
Google Play


Learn to play your first wind instrument with our medieval themed series, Recorder Prodigies.

We recommend the Aulos 3 Piece Student Recorder, but any decent soprano Recorder will work.

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Discover Hawaii’s favorite stringed instrument in Ukulele Prodigies, a colorful introduction to the Ukulele.

When starting with a Ukulele, we recommend choosing a soprano, concert or Tenor Uke to begin.

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Mallet Percussion

Prodigies works wonderfully with Xylophones, Glockenspiels & other mallet percussion.

Mallets present more challenging alternative to the deskbells, which is good for kids ages 5+.

Add some colorful stickers for a more error-proof instrument.

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25 Note Glockenspiel on Amazon
Colorful Stickers on Amazon
SOLD OUT: Colorful Stickers from Prodigies


You can also follow along with a piano, and we recommend color coding your keys with Chromanotes Stick Ons.

Note that Piano Prodigies IS NOT yet available, though the bell lessons are easily followed by piano as well.

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Touch Sensitive Keys on Amazon
Colorful Stickers from Prodigies
Colorful Stickers on Amazon


Most of the rhythm lessons in Prodigies can be followed by tapping, clapping & stomping.

However, if you want to make it a little more fun, look for some of the popular kids percussion instruments listed below.

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Remo Kids Drums on Amazon
More Percussion from


A standard in the music education classroom, all of our materials match the colors for Boomwhackers.

These musical tubes are great for large groups, movement activities, and playing 1 or 2 notes by yourself.

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3. Instrument Learning App (Prodigies, Simply Piano, Yousician)

Above is a screen grab from our Top 10 Secrets to Teaching Kids Music training session that will point you in the right direction app-wise.

4. Faber Piano Adventure Series

If you’re looking for a screen free approach to the learning the piano, we absolutely recommend the Faber Piano Adventure series. It’s easy to follow, fun and effective.

5. Carnatic Music Lessons on YouTube

In India, Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti becomes Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Da Ni. Learn more in this fun & interactive Carnatic Music Lessons

6. Portside Pirates from Barefoot Books

If you’ve not checked out the books and videos from Barefoot Books, above is one of our favorites!

Our daughter also really loves “Dump Truck Disco” from the same folks!

7. Nuryl & High Information Music

If you have infants or toddlers, definitely look into Nuryl, which lets kids experience High Information Music (which is basically the music-listening equivalent of eating your vegetables).

8. Activities for Teaching Your Kids to Sing In Tune

Looking to help your kids sing more in tune? Check out the blog article & activities below!

9. Top 10 Secrets to Teaching Kids Music (Training Video)

40 Minutes of our best music ed tips, free downloads & more (for parents & teachers).

10. Free Sheet Music Downloads

Download 4 free & colorful arrangements from our sheet music library

BONUS Free 52 Minute Video Collection from Prodigies

Sing, hand-sign & play with a dozen Prodigies Music lessons on YouTube!

BONUS: “Baby Shark” Music Lesson

Sing, hand-sign & play with Baby Shark

BONUS: Stars Wars Main Theme Music Lesson

Use to force to level up your musical skills while learning the Star Wars Theme & Imperial March

BONUS: 21 Day Free Trial to Over 500 Videos from Prodigies

Sing, sign & play with over 450 videos from Prodigies

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