Hand Clap Games are a great brain building activity. It helps with pattern recognition, crossing the midline (for some patterns), and bilateral coordination. Below are some videos of hand clap games we have enjoyed.
Kindergarten Favorite Music Websites (Instruments)- 20 Homemade Musical Instruments - So many cute and creative musical instruments kids can make and play with. I can see Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten and grade kids especially enjoying these!
Rock, Paper, Scissors, SING is a fun, PowerPoint music game for reinforcing so-mi melodic patterns! This is a great activity for music students to practice sight-singing on the staff because it's a fun twist on a game that most kids already love to play!
Musical games for large groups- music classroom, family reunions and parties. Like the Dice Dancing idea w/hula hoops.music spin, the dice would have music notes on them for the kids to ID to see which hula hoop is 'out'
Musical Games for Kids: Songs from Around the World