I hope these music activities for preschoolers help to give you some ideas on how to bring music into your homeschool. But why teach music at all? Music is something that is easily looked over, but it can have so many benefits!
In this post you will learn:
- Why you should teach music
- A list of fun musical activities you can do at home
- Watch a video from a former music teacher. She will show you step by step how to teach music at home.
- Find some fun music toys
- Find some great music books to use in your homeschool
Why Teach Music To Preschoolers?
According to study at the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute, music can actually help accelerate brain development in children. It can also help aid in mathematical skills and logical skills.
Besides all the research done on brain development, you gotta admit music is just fun! Click here to see how another homeschooler is using music activities in her homeshcool. Let’s get to the fun ideas shall we?
Music Ideas For Preschoolers
1.Kids music balloon instrument: This is a super fun and easy way to get your children playing some fun music and beats.
2.Montessori Inspired Music for Preschoolers : I am loving the ideas in this post for music activities. Don’t miss the fun printables at the end of this post!
3.Music Activity Jars: This is a great way to create instruments from things you probably have around the house already. Great engaging questions included to get those little minds thinking!
4.Music Activities For Preschoolers: This article is full of some really great ideas on how to incorporate more music into your homeschool curriculum.
5.Out Door Xylophone:Be sure to check out this fun DIY xylophone that you can create using out door materials. This is a great way to teach music and get the kids out into some fresh air!
6.Explore Sound With Water Music Activity: I love this activity so much because it combines exploring sound with color and water. This music activity is sure to grab your child’s interest!
7.Create Drums Out Of Oatmeal Containers: This is a great music activity for preschoolers. All you need are a few simple items from around the house and you have yourself a fun new drum set!
8.Create A Harmonica: Grab some ice pop sticks and some rubber bands and get to creating! This simple to make musical activity is sure to be crowd pleaser!
9.Make A Bell: Grab an old terra pot and create a fun bell your kids will enjoy playing with.
10.Create A Paper Plate Tambourine: Ready to shake up some fun? Check out this fun music activity that your preschooler won’t be able to get enough of!
Fun Music Games For Preschoolers
This is a great video on music activities for kids from a former music teacher. In this video she breaks down step by step some fun music activities you can do at home with your children. Towards the end of the video she also discusses the importance of teaching music to your children.
Music Toys For Preschoolers
Of course there are lots of amazing musical toys that you can use in your homeschool. Not everyone has the time to create their own musical instruments at home. That’s where these amazing toys come in. Some links below are affiliate links. You can view my disclosure policy here.
Musical Set: You can get an entire 18 piece music set for preschoolers here.
Sound Bench: This is a tap and pound sound bench that not only musical, but also helps with fine motor development.
Fun Wooden Trumpet: Help teach movement while improving eye hand coordination with these fun trumpets!
Music Books For Kids
Animal Orchestra: This is a fun rhyming book about an animal orchestra led by a hippo.
Never Play Music Next To A Zoo: This book takes a different spin on music. You have to check out this book to see why!
Shake Rattle And Roll: This is a great book for getting more hands on insight to teaching music to children. Lots of great lesson plans included in this book!
Footloose: This is another great story book featuring animals. This book tells the story of a zoo keeper who stays up all night for a fun dance party! Bonus CD is included with this book!
I hope this gives you LOTS of ideas on how to bring music into your homeschool. Please leave a comment with your favorite ways to add music to your curriculum.