Monday, May 7, 2012

Kids Learn Music - {FREE} Lapbook

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I am so excited to share this amazing resource with you. I created a FREE Music lapbook and music worksheets for kids to help teach toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and homeschool children about music. You will find elements to teach about different instruments, rhythm, flashcards, middle C, Peter and the Wolfe, and so much more.
Kids Learn Music - I love this free printable music lapbook for kids from preschool, kindergarten to elementary age kids. Covers notes, dynamics, instruments, classics and more! Great for homeschoolers.

Teaching Music to Children

I LOVE music!! My favorite subject in school was choir. I LOVE to sing (that may be an understatement) and I  am a VERY proud Alto (although I sang Tenor when needed).  I also play the flute and dabbled with the piano, guitar, trumpet, and clarinet. Can you tell I love music?  So it should be no surprise that I want my kids to not only love listening to music, but appreciate it as well.

Great Music for Kids

(here are some of our favorites – but any by these artists are great!):


Books to Teach Kids about Music

(our favorite is Tubby the Tuba which includes a listening CD with fantastic music!)

Make Music with Kids


Music History for your Homeschool

This year Goofy & I have been working through Color the Classics. This program is AMAZING!! I HIGHLY recommend it whole heartedly (nope, I do not get any money or even a discount for saying so =-)  You get a coloring book with about 6 illustrations per composer and a CD. The idea is that you:
  1. -  Read the short page of information about the illustration as your child looks at the picture
  2. -  Your child colors the illustration while listening to music composed by that composer.
  3. -  The multi-sensory experience will help your child retain more of what he’s learned because he is hearing information, coloring illustration about the information, and hearing the music all at the same time. By the time you finish 6 lessons hearing the musical style & learning new facts about the composers life each time your child will retain much of what they learn.
At library story time the other day we looked up and announced to me that the music playing in the background was Tchaikovsky. He was right, the librarian was impressed, and I was so thrilled!!

There are 6 books in the series: 

{$19.95 for the book & ~60 minute CD) – We are completing 1 book + some Christmas + some Patriotic Classics each year for a 4 year rotation

  • Godly Composers I - Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, and Haydn
  • Composers II - Telleman, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Dvorak
  • Composers III -  Beethoven, Strauss,Jr., Brahms and Tchaikovsky
  • Hymns Writers - Luther, Watts, Wesley, Newton, and Crosby
  • Patriotic Classics - Yankee Doodle, The Star Spangled Banner, My Country 'Tis of Thee, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and America the Beautiful
  • Christmas Carols - 13 Christmas Carols

You are allowed to make photo copies for use with your own children!! So I can use this with all my children

FREE Music Lapbook & Worksheets for Kids

Now on to the {free} Music Lapbook I made to round-out my kids music education =-)
Free music labook and music worksheets for preschool and homeschool kidsI put together the {FREE} Musical Lapbook printable to help my kids learn more about music. There are 60 pages in this free pack!! Here’s what’s in it:

Free music labook and music worksheets for preschool and homeschool kids
  • Patterns (to make or clap)
  • Musical Math (learning how many beats a note gets)
  • Woodwind, Brass, String, Percussion Instruments
  • Piano/Note Flashcards (for learning music & piano readiness)
  • Game Cards (use cards to play memory, go fish, sort, and a variety of others)
  • Puzzles (3 levels)
  • Dynamics (piano & forte)
  • High/Low Notes (Treble & Bass Cleff)
  • Orchestra Seating Chart
  • Counting Orchestra instruments
  • Note Color Mini-book
  • The Story of Middle C Mini-book
  • Peter & The Wolfe flaps (learning about instrument sounds & emotions)

There are also some music worksheet printables to help your child reinforce concepts in the lapbook. I think both the lapbook & worksheets are great for using with all your kids together and is adaptable for kids from 3-10 years of age. Click on the images or here to download.
Free music labook and music worksheets for preschool and homeschool kids

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Additional {free} Online Resources:

Do you have a great resource I missed?! I’d love to know about it!! And as always, I truly appreciate you taking the time to comment and let me know if you found this helpful.


  1. This looks fantastic!Our family will be using the Story of the Orchestra book this next school year, will your lapbook complement this book?

  2. this is really cool! thanks so much for sharing...and for FREE!

  3. Enchanted Homeschooling Mom - The Story of the Orchestra does compliment part of the lapbook. The 1st half of that book talks about composers (which are not included in the lapbook as we use the Color the Classics I talked about in the post) and the 2nd is about instruments. Insturments / classificiation is in the lapbook, games, and worksheets. In addition the lapbook introduces music notes, cleffs, dynamics, and the classic musical story Peter & The Wolf.

  4. Wow! What a fabulous resource! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  5. Fantastic resource, thank you so much for sharing it for free.

  6. Great looking FreeBEE... I pinned in on my Homeschool FreeBEE CoOp on Pinterest. We love free downloads and lapbooks! Thanks!

  7. Love this! As a musician and homeschooling mom this post is getting pinned and used! Thank you!

  8. will this be a good guide to use to study music for beginners? :) thank you.

  9. thanks! this is a really great lapbook! pinning...

  10. @Carla at Preschool Powol Packets Hi again! I just wanted to let you know I'm sharing this on my Facebook page today!

  11. This is so awesome! I can't wait to use it with my kids. Thank you for such a generous gift.

  12. Hi!! Can you tell me if I'm doing something wrong. I really would like to try the music lap book but everytime I try and download it, it says that there may be viruses... it gives an option to download it anyway, but I'm afraid too. Any chance of you emailing the PDF files to me?

  13. These resources are wonderful! Thank you for listing everything!

  14. What an awesome resource, Beth! Thanks so much for sharing your great printables! I was so happy to hear about your music lapbook so I could feature it as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

  15. I like what you've done here! Any chance you could correct the typo from "cleff" to "clef"? Thanks!

  16. I would love to use some of these resources in my own classroom, but there are so many misspellings! If you went back and did a revision, I'm sure you'd have many more people downloading!

  17. I cannot get the lapbook to download. Can you please email it to me at

  18. It won't download for me either and I get the same "viruses" warning. :( Can it be sent to me via email? Thanks!

  19. Thanks so much! Cant wait to use this!

  20. I teach a class for 2-4 year olds, and am always looking for music/audio flashcards on the web to make the monthly topic more fun. We play games, sing songs, and match cards to pictures, and do art connected to the monthly theme. This is from my Music & Instruments theme: MUSIC (assorted games, flashcards, etc)
    SONG: 'We're in an orchestra'.
    Kids LOVE imitating the instruments and singing/dancing to this song.

  21. This is a beautiful lapbook and a great resource! Unfortunately there are a lot of typos throughout- cleff, trebble, etc. Would you be able to correct them? Thanks!

  22. I likewise can't download it. I've downloaded several of your other preschool packs from the google drive, so I know it's possible. Can you email it to me?

    Thanks so much for the work you are doing!

  23. Just printed all 60 pages! Thank you so much for this freebie! :D

  24. When I click on the link, it says it is unable to download due to viruses. Is there another way I can get these? Thank you.

    1. It looks like due to the size a preview image is not available. If you click on download anyway it simple states that it is unable to scan for viruses. There are no viruses in the file or within Google Drive where the file is uploaded.

      Enjoy studying music with the Music Lapbook =)

  25. I'm not having any luck downloading the file :( Could you please send the file via email if possible? Thank you for making this resource available- it's such a blessing! :)

    1. Unfortunately the file is too large to email. If you click on the link to download it appears the file states a preview image is not available due to the file size. It states that it is unable to scan for viruses. Just click down load anyway (There are no viruses in the file or within Google Drive where the file is uploaded.)

      Enjoy studying music with the Music Lapbook =)

  26. Thank you so much. This is wonderful! Betty Jo :)

  27. Thank you for sharing this. We are starting it today.

  28. I was very happy to have found this site. I wanted to thank you for this excellent post. I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post in the future.
    For musicians

  29. My aunt gave me a book, The Music Pack by Ron Van Der Meer & Michael Berkeley about a year ago and I'm finally wanting to do a small unit study on instruments and composers with my boys. I was searching for a lap book that would work nicely with the book and yours was perfect for what I was looking for. Thank you for taking the time and sharing this! Though I'm so behind on my blog, I'm hoping to take pictures once we're done and post them. Thank you again!