EYFS/KS1 Music: Activities and games for teachers

Ideas for music teaching games and activities for teachers to use in the classroom with primary school pupils

Curriculum notes

These clips are suitable for teaching music at EYFS and Key Stage 1 in England, Foundation in Wales, Early Years and Foundation KS1 in Northern Ireland and Early and First Level in Scotland.

Teacher techniques - Teaching melodies
Teacher techniques - Ha! (Ensemble music)
Teacher techniques - 1, 2, 3, 4 (Teaching basic rhythms)
Teacher techniques - 1 to 10 (Group activities)
Teacher techniques - 8-4-2-1 (Energising children)
Teacher techniques - Do-Re-Mi (Understanding pitch)
Teacher techniques - Swampee (High and low pitch)
Teacher techniques - Composing melodies
Teacher techniques - Wizard Hat (Teaching Conducting)
Teacher techniques - Teaching rhythms
Teacher techniques - Composing rhythms
Teacher techniques - Mirror me (Synchronisation)
Teacher techniques - Forbidden rhythm (Patterns and Attention)
Teacher techniques - Sound detectives (Conducting and Attention)
Teacher techniques - (Missing Instruments) Encouraging listening
Teacher techniques - Pat Pat Clap (Collective pulse)
Teacher techniques - Mexican clap (Pulse and coordination)
Teacher techniques - High Low (Teaching different pitches)
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