Musical Activities for Early Childhood Inclusion

Curated and Reviewed by Lesson Planet

Get your movers and shakers grooving to the beat with this series of musical activities designed to meet everyone's needs! Ten games, using an assortment of instruments, bring awareness to one's body, brain, and social interactions in a fun and child focused way. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • After becoming familiar with each activity, use them as brain breaks to allow scholars to get their wiggles out 
  • Share the resource with music and physical education teachers working with young children as it combines rhythm and movement 
  • Make the guide available when substitutes come to class as an easy time filler or redirection tool 
Classroom Considerations
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  • Different musical instruments are required for each lesson
  • Teacher directions are organized by the lesson's goals, equipment, instructions, and variations/adaptations
  • Verbal and nonverbal instruction are used throughout the activities 
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