You can make homeschool music fun with a bit of creativity and the right resources. This special time can help your kids learn about music, music appreciation, composers, and more.
Even if you don't consider yourself musically talented, you can still enjoy music fun at home with your kids.
How to Include Music as Part of Your Homeschool Experience
It can feel like there's already so much to do in your homeschool. How can you fit music into your studies?
I know that feeling of being too busy and overwhelmed to even think about adding homeschool extras, like art and music.
But, are those subjects really extras?
I don't think so. I believe that subjects, like art and music, are beautiful enrichment that lead to a stronger educational background.
That's why music, in some form, has always been a part of our homeschooling.
So far, only one boy has stuck with learning an instrument. But, ALL of my boys have developed a better appreciation and understanding of music. That makes my heart happy 🙂
Marvelous Ways to Make Homeschool Music Fun
My boys and I keep it simple when it comes to homeschool music fun. Homeschooling five boys doesn't leave much room in our budget for expensive instruments or resources.
If you're like me, you've discovered that the best way to get helpful information about homeschooling is from other homeschoolers like you. Here's what my homeschool friends and I have found to make homeschool music fun:
- Creative Activities for Music Fun at Home
- Outstanding Online Options for Homeschool Music Fun
- Grand Resources for Music Fun at Home
Creative Activities for Music Fun at Home
Super Easy DIY Staff for Reading Notes (Line Upon Line Learning): Review which note is which on the staff with this super easy DIY staff. Just string, cardboard, and tape required!
Instruments Busy Bag (Line Upon Line Learning): After learning about various instruments through music and picture books, practice matching the instruments to the picture with the Toob toys instrument models and a free printable.
45 Learning Songs for Homeschool Morning Time (Rock Your Homeschool): Add some music fun to your homeschool morning time with these excellent educational songs.
Homeschool Theme Songs (Rock Your Homeschool): Give your learning at home something special by picking (or creating) a homeschool theme song to enjoy with your kids.
Outstanding Online Options for Homeschool Music Fun
SQUILT Music: Mary offers a variety of lovely music resources for learning at home. You'll find incredible introductory materials (like to instruments and orchestra) to more advanced lessons. My boys and I have been enjoying the new Listening Map series which is fantastic for all ages.
Hoffman Academy: Our family was gifted a piano a few years ago. I always meant to have my boys take lessons but budget and time made it tough. Luckily, I found Hoffman Academy and my boys have learned so much about playing the piano with the free lessons.
Grand Resources for Music Fun at Home
Gameschooling: Electives (The Waldock Way): Jessica shares her favorite games for making homeschool music and art fun.
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88 InstrumentsAllegro: A Musical Journey Through 11 Musical MasterpiecesWelcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5Welcome to Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration of America’s Music, Featuring “When the Saints Go Marching In”Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!Famous Composers Sticker BookMusic Appreciation for the Elementary Grades: Book 1
How Do YOU Make Homeschool Music Fun?
What are your favorite music activities and resources for making learning about music fun at home? Please share your ideas and tips in the comments area below. (Add a link, if you have one 🙂 )