What is the 2021 Homeschool Grab Bag and Why You’ll Want It!
The 2021 Homeschool Grab Bag is a collection of 60 products worth over $900 from over 35 contributors. It’s full of resources every homeschool mom would love. And, it’s all available for one low price — only $27.95! That means you get 97% off!
And, this special Grab Bag is only available for purchase from July 8, 2021 at 9 AM CST – July 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST.
The Music Products in the Homeschool Grab Bag
Oh, yes, there are some amazing music products in the 2021 Homeschool Grab Bag! So, I’m just going to focus on those today here at Music in Our Homeschool.
Investigating the Orchestra with Carnival of the Animals
You’ll love learning about the orchestra in Investigating the Orchestra with Carnival of the Animals unit study! Investigating the Orchestra with Carnival of the Animals is an easy-to-use, all-in-one online unit study, designed to help you lead your children in investigating orchestra instruments and eras using the piece Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens.
This product is a whopping 137 pages long! It can be used as part of the larger unit called The Composer Detective or as a stand-alone unit study. There are 7 days worth of lessons. I really love the beautiful Student Activity Pages, and you also get all the answers in the Teacher Notes!
Here’s what you get:
- Recorded video lessons, some led by your guide George Frideric Handel and some from resources on YouTube.
- Downloadable Student Activity Packs for each unit.
- Downloadable Teacher Notes for each unit.
- Curated playlist of YouTube video performances highlighting instruments of the orchestra.
- Access to the video and downloadable material for the lifetime of the product, including updates.
- Use of the course for all students in your family or classroom.
Head here to purchase the Homeschool Grab Bag — only available July 8-16, 2021!
Creative Keys: Unlock the Fun of Chords & Scales Without Reading Music!
This 30-page fun guide called Creative Keys: Unlock the Fun of Chords & Scales Without Reading Music will teach you how to play all the scales and chords in all major keys! Even though it was specifically written for elementary students, it can obviously be used for all ages! I highly recommend this guide for ALL students who are musicians. No matter what instrument you play or if you’re a singer, understanding the concepts in Creative Keys will help you be a better musician overall.
I’ve always told my students who are singers that to become the best singer you can, you need to take piano lessons! If you can’t take piano lessons, going through Creative Keys is the next best thing.
Through photographs of the piano keys, you’ll learn how to play all 7 major scales (5-note/pentascale and 8-note/octave scale), as well as the chromatic scale, with right and left hands and with correct fingering. Then, you’ll learn to play the I, IV, and V7 chords for each major key (just one inversion for each chord).
You’ll also be encouraged to sing solfege syllables (Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do) with everything you play on the piano with Creative Keys!
Musical Instrument Notebooking Pages
This next product is from yours truly here at Music in Our Homeschool. Studying any instrument, from anywhere in the world? You’ll probably find it here in the Musical Instrument Notebooking Pages set!
Each of the 227 pages has one instrument. The left side is a black-and-white drawing so the child can color it if they choose. The right side has lines to write the name, description, famous players, where it’s from, what style(s) of music it plays, what instrument family it’s a part of, or famous pieces played with it!
The versatility of these notebooking pages makes them perfect for all ages and almost all music classes!
Here are a few of the instruments included:
- Japanese Sanshin
- Native American Frame Drum
- Chinese Erhu
- French Horn
- Kazazh Dombra
- Guiro & Frog Guiro
- Baritone Saxophone
- Korean Hum
Elementary Music Fun Bundle
The amazing Elementary Music Fun BUNDLE is worth $19.
It contains seven of my most popular printable packs, 144 pages worth!
- Body Percussion Musical Activities
- Flash Cards of Music Notes, Symbols, & Terms
- Music Alphabet Handwriting Practice Sheets
- Musical Color By Code
- Notes of the Treble & Bass Clefs Manipulatives
- Percussion Musical Instrument Printable Pack
- The Star-Spangled Banner Printable Pack
Body Percussion Musical Activities contains 22 pages of activities to help your elementary students learn rhythm through body percussion. They will clap hands, snap fingers, pat knees, and stomp feet while “reading” included body percussion compositions using quarter notes, 2 eighth notes, and quarter rests.
Flash Cards of Music Notes, Symbols, & Terms: Use these simple, but effective, flash cards to help your students recognize the most common music notes, symbols, and terms. There are 13 pages with four flash cards each. Simply cut on the black line and laminate to make them last longer! 52 different notes, rests, symbols, and terms!
The Music Alphabet Handwriting practice sheets: 26 printing and 26 cursive. Each page is a letter of the alphabet and a musical instrument or term to write such as accordion, banjo, clarinet, drum, jazz, or yodel. The cute graphic on each page makes it even more fun for kids to practice their handwriting and learn music education at the same time!
Musical Color By Code is a fun way for your elementary students to learn to recognize musical symbols and notes. Six pages are included for kids to color musical items/instruments such as a xylophone, microphone with radio, piano keyboard, drum, maracas, and treble clef.
The Notes of the Treble & Bass Clefs Manipulatives printable pack contains resources to help kids learn the note names of the lines and spaces of the treble clef and bass clef. Kids use the staff to put the notes on. Treble clef staff and bass clef staff are included, as well as a blank staff that can be taped to the others to make a longer staff.
Your elementary-aged students will learn what makes a percussion instrument a percussion instrument in the Percussion Musical Instrument Printable Pack! Use the pages to circle the percussion musical instruments, write their names, and color them. A supply list is also included so you can make your own homemade musical instruments.
Use The Star-Spangled Banner Printable Pack printable pack when teaching America’s National Anthem to your students. Find copywork in three styles (regular, dotted, and cursive) of the lyrics of the first verse, two coloring pages, and a fill-in-the-blank sheet.
If you purchase the 2021 Homeschool Grab Bag from my link, you’ll get access to “The Friendly Music Staff” for free! Just forward a copy of your receipt to [email protected] and I’ll send you a link to enroll for FREE!
“The Friendly Music Staff” is a song with 5 verses to teach your students the names of the lines and spaces of the treble and bass clef.
Audio track files (MP3s) of both the vocal demonstration and accompaniment tracks are included, as well as a pdf of the lyrics with the treble and bass clef notes.
See and hear a free preview sample here!
- Music Learning and Fun Printable Set
- Top 10 Musicals to Watch with Younger Kids
- An Easy DIY Felt Game to Learn the Notes of the Staff