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whole class music games

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by sauce, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Would love to hear your ideas for music games in EYFS. I am particularly interested in clapping games/ rhythm games/ using musical instruments. I am new to EYFS this year and I think I need to liven up my music lessons!
  2. cariad2

    cariad2 New commenter

    I'd recommend buying "Bobby Shaftoe" - loads of songs and games, and based on familiar tunes such as nursery rhymes so very easy to learn.
  3. What about ocarinas? http://www.ocarina.co.uk/ Children as young as 4 can play tunes really well. If working with the whole class, start slowly: introduce the notes one at a time and then in pairs and groups of notes using the flashcards and CD-Rom software. Quite soon everyone will be playing Twinkle, Twinkle, and then there'll be no stopping you... work through Play your Ocarina Book 1. Sing together first, then play the tunes following the ocarina-shaped charts. Good luck!
  4. Thanks for these ideas, but I have no money to spend. I will have a look round at school as we may have the Bobby Shaftoe book and it sounds good.
    Any more?
  5. smartlass

    smartlass New commenter

    An excellent book which I have used for many years is 'Singing Games and Rhymes for Early Years', published by the National Youth Choir of Scotland. I can also recomment the 'Middle Years' book. Packed full of rhythm games and songs. Here is the link:


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