It’s finally here: the Summer Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days online course! This is the final lesson group to complete the full Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days course.
What’s in the Summer Music Lessons course?
You’ll find 12 music lessons fun for the summertime–each one only 15 minutes in length and perfect for elementary ages. Each lesson contains the music lesson, videos, a printable, and an online quiz that relates to the special summer holiday.
The holidays and special days included are
- Flag Day
- International Day of the African Child
- Father’s Day
- World Day of Music
- First Day of Summer
- Global Beatles Day
- Canada Day
- Independence Day
- National Video Game Day
- Harry Potter’s Birthday
- National Radio Day
Mostly American Holidays
Note: SUMMER Music for Holidays & Special Days is aimed mostly toward Americans since several of the holidays and special days included are uniquely American. All lessons are taken from the full course Music for Holidays & Special Days. If you already own it, you don’t need this one.
Free Preview Lesson
See the free preview lesson for the holiday of Juneteenth here.
Printables and Online Quizzes:
I have one student who LOVES the printables that are available for each lesson. She fills them out while listening to the music and keeps them in her music notebook. I have another student who LOVES the online quizzes. He actually gets disappointed if there are only two questions per lesson. He wants more!
Here’s an example of some printables that are included:
Download two Father’s Day cards that your kids can give to their dad!
Read about the holiday and listen to music with the included videos!
No need to go looking for more information to teach about the holiday or special day. Everything you need is included. The videos are embedded, so you don’t even need to leave and head to YouTube to watch them.
The online course site is intuitive and easy-to-use!
I love using the Teachable site for online courses. I actually use these courses with my own kids, as well as other courses I’ve purchased. It’s wonderfully easy to use!
You can show the lessons with your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer, or even screen share it to a TV! The last is what I usually do with the music lessons.
Suggestions for How to Use the Course
There are several different ways to use this course. It can be a stand-alone music appreciation lesson that you do on the specific day of the holiday, or at any other time of the year.
You can use the lesson as part of a bigger history or cultural lessons, such as doing the Juneteenth music lesson when studying the Civil War or the Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. The Harry Potter music lesson is perfect studying movie music or the composer John Williams or a literature lesson about fantasy books. Do the Canada Day music lesson or the International Day of the African Child music lessons when doing geography lessons about those countries/continents!
Using the Course with Upper-Level Students
Even though the Summer Music Lessons course was specifically written for elementary students, many middle school and high school students will enjoy them as well! The music is great for all ages.
Other Fun Music Ideas for Summertime
- Learn to sing with 10 Songs All Preschoolers Should Know, A Folk Song a Week, or Singing Made Easy
- Do composer study through fun cartoons with Learn Classical Music with Cartoons
- Have fun with percussion instruments and body percussion activities with the Percussion Printable set
- Learn some beginning music theory through bucket drumming and color-by-code with the Musical Fun Printable set
- Fun and Creative Ways to Experience Music with your Kids During the Summer
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- 15-Minute Music Lesson for Summertime
- Great Summer Reads for Teens
- Summer Media Guidelines for a Smooth Summer
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More Fun Summer Ideas:
Last night my 8-year-old daughter said to me, “One more Monday until summer.” That’s a great way to think of it! Our last day of school is on Friday, 5/21.
But, what will we do during the summer?
Well, I’m thrilled to be sharing some awesome ideas today. I know I’m going to be pulling from these amazing blog posts. Check them all out here:
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Here’s a suggested summer routine if you’re looking for some other ideas!
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You’ll find some great ideas to encourage your kids to read this summer.
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Summer fun doesn’t have to break the bank. Get some original ideas here.
Homeschool Summer Bucket List from Whole Child Homeschool
What’s on your summer bucket list? Do you have the same ones as the list here?
Life Skills Mega List for Kids from Stand Up, Reach Out
Teach some life skills this summer and it will benefit both your kids and you!
Summer Read Alouds for Kids from Simple Living Mama
Which of these books have your read aloud before? Which one will you read this summer?
Insect & Bug Activities for Kids from My Joy-Filled Life
Kids love studying bugs. You’ll love these super fun ideas.
Summer Slide Activities for All Ages from The Homeschool Cafe
A perfect group of activities to keep all your kids academically strong this summer.
25 Cheap & Easy Summer Meals for Families from Orison Orchards
I love easy meals for summertime so we can all spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time in the kitchen.
How to Take Inexpensive Road Trips with a Large Family from With the Huddlestons
We are a large family who loves to travel, so this post is perfect!
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