Ideas for Musical Programs

Ideas for musical programs: Round-up of posts about elementary music programs based off of children's literature and themes!

Are you thinking ahead to next year, and wanting to plan your musical programs? In today's post, I'm compiling blog posts–some written by me, and some by others–that detail programs based off of children's literature and themes, so that you can adapt and use if you'd like!

Wangari's Trees of Peace: In this blog post, I detail using this book for a fifth grade program. Wonderful if you're looking to integrate multicultural music with your upper elementary students!

On the Day You Were Born: In this blog post, I write about using this beautiful book as a basis for a fifth grade program.

The Gratitude Tree: In this blog post, I discuss using this fun book–written by my friend Stacey at Expressive Monkey–as the foundation for a third grade program.

You Belong Here: In this blog post, I compile ideas for a third grade program for the heartwarming book, “You belong here.”

Olivia's Birds: I loved this fourth grade program, and it was a great way to raise money for a worthy cause!

The Glow Show: My friend Amy Abbott at Music a la Abbott compiled lots of fun ideas for her program, which she entitled, “The Glow Show,” using both folk and pop music.

The Day the Crayons Quit: In this blog post, Emily from Emily's Kodaly Music writes about how she created a 2nd grade program based off of the book, “The Day the Crayons Quit.” Lots of fun ideas and songs!

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Happy planning, and happy summer!

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