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SMARTBoard Music Lesson: 18 Activities for Young Children

SMARTBoard Music Lesson: 18 Activities for Young Children


18 different interactive activities!

This SMARTBoard music lesson file is filled with 18 different musical activities for younger children… a collection of SMARTBoard activities usable at different times. This collection is not meant to be an all-inclusive music lesson. It can best be used an interactive supplement to standard musical concepts for this age. Some of the pages can be used across multiple grade levels just by changing instructions. For example: PreK, K5 and 1st can take turns identifying and popping the Quarter note bubbles while 2nd and 3rd graders can race the clock to pop all of the bubbles.

SMARTBoard interactive Activities include:

  • Listening for Forte and Piano sounds
  • MadLips introduction to the Quarter Note
  • Bubble popping of Quarter Notes
  • Song: Head and Shoulders
  • Movie of a live Woodpecker
  • Rhythm Sticks: Woodpecker echoing activities
  • Bear Beats and Bear Rests
  • Catch the raindrop rests
  • Explore the Clarinet
  • Rhythm Instrument activities
  • Song: Alphabet Song and Video
  • Quarter and Eighth note egg beats
  • Indian listening activity
  • Listening for High and Low sounds
  • Random food generator = 1 sound or 2
  • Attached PDF of Food +Music game cards

and more

The latest SMARTboard  Notebook File can be downloaded here.

Go here for the June 2017 updates. 


I repaired the “View Pure” links but included the original video links in case you have trouble. Flash files including the random image generator are no longer supported in Notebook 16, so I recreated the activities without the Flash widgets. This file uses the Activity Builder widget to provide feedback. 




18 New Musical Activities For K5 Updated 3 19 17
18 New Musical Activities For K5 Updated 3 19 17
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Cherie Herring

Music/Technology Integration at Hammond School
I teach elementary music, am passionate about integrating technology into my teaching, am obsessed with my SMARTBoard and iPad, and enjoy creating lessons and sharing ideas. I love technology almost as much as I love cheesecake, and with more energy and ideas than I know what to do with, I can't wait for the sun to come up each morning! I'm wife to Prince Charming and mom to three incredible girls who keep me balanced. . . sort of!

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  • Katie November 5, 2012, 7:15 PM

    I tried downloading the “11” version, but the link does not work. I’ll check back to see if it’s up and running soon! It looks like a great resource!

    • Cherie Herring November 5, 2012, 8:02 PM

      I have repaired the broken link. Thanks for telling me! Also, I have added you to my shared DropBox folder and you will receive an invite to join. I hope you enjoy the lessons! Cherie

  • Cherie Herring November 5, 2012, 8:00 PM

    The Updated download of this file is now linked properly. 11-05-12

  • Tayna November 6, 2012, 4:08 PM

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sarah November 9, 2012, 6:40 PM

    Hi! The links to the dropbox file don’t work. I have dropbox. Could you add me to your shared folder?

    • Cherie Herring November 9, 2012, 9:08 PM

      Yes, I added you to the Dropbox shared folder.

      • Sarah November 9, 2012, 9:16 PM

        Thank you so much! I love your blog!

        • Cherie Herring November 9, 2012, 9:20 PM

          Thanks, I’m so glad it worked for you!

  • Sarah November 9, 2012, 6:41 PM

    I forgot to click notify me by e-mail. Could you reply to this comment, please? Thanks!

    • Cherie Herring November 9, 2012, 9:09 PM

      Hi Sarah, I added you to the shared folder. Please let me know if you have any other problems.I may have to zip the file for you if this shared link doesn’t work. – Cherie

  • Shannon March 27, 2013, 10:51 AM

    Thank you so much for sharing these files. I have a SMARTboard this year and love it. There are so many fabulous ways to use it in class.

  • Vicki August 31, 2013, 9:29 PM

    Looking forward to using some of these in my classroom. Our music education was eliminated from our school many years ago. But with a SmartBoard, I can still integrate a little bit of music into my teaching. Thanks for sharing.

  • Debbie Dyer October 22, 2014, 2:00 PM

    Great site! Thanks for sharing your IWB tools!

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