5 Creative Ways To Add Music To Your Homeschool

by | Sep 29, 2020 | Homeschool Music, Music Appreciation, Musical Activities For Kids, Unschooling Music

While I have written several different posts on how you can add music to your homeschool, they all require some amount of planning and research on your part. 

Further, even though they all contained very good ideas, I understand that moms often feel overwhelmed with all they have to do and put off things that require additional work on their part.

Hey, I’m no different from you, so don’t feel guilty, we are all in the same boat.  

Therefore, I thought that I should at least write a post today on how you can add music to your homeschool today without doing any research, without signing up for anything. 

Just read this post and use an idea. 

So here goes. 


Have A ‘Clean Up’ Dance Routine

You don’t have to do any major choreography. 

All you have to do is, have your kids dance while tidying up or setting the table, or doing some other routine activity that they may not always like doing. 

Not only will creating a dance routine, make this particular activity like tidying up their toys fun, but it will also get them moving. 

If you want to kick it up a notch, all you have to do is have your kids create and choreograph the dance routine themselves. 

See, no work involved in it for you, yet you are making a very routine task fun. 


Set The Table To A Specific Beat

If your kids didn’t create a dance routine specifically for setting the table, then here’s something else you can have them do. 

Ask them to set the table to a specific beat. 

You can ask them to create a beat and then they can hum that beat while setting the table. 

This activity can elicit tons of laughter and have them fighting over how many times a day they are allowed to set the table. 

You can also extend and use this same strategy for tidying up.


Talk To Each Other In Tune For 30 Minutes

Find a tune that the kids really like and have them talk to each other in that tune. 

Try to use very simple melodies like tunes from nursery rhymes at the beginning. 

So it is not too intimidating. 

But again, this is a strategy that will help incorporate music in your homeschool without any work on your part. 


Listen To Music In The Background For A Week

While I have often advocated creating a playlist of a specific instrument, or a specific composer or a specific musical genre, I want to make it even more simpler here. 

Pick a CD or borrow a CD and simply play that in the background. 

This does not require you to search and create playlists of specific genres. 

I’m sure you have a CD lying around the house somewhere and if you don’t, you can borrow one from the library. 

Interested in creating your own music library of CDs for just such and occasion? Then, you might want to read my post 7 ‘Unbelievable’ Ways To Add Musicals To Your Homeschool. 

You can use the ideas to add CDs to your library. 

Another idea that you can glean from this same strategy is to have a family movie night and watch a Musical like Mary Poppins, Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang or the Sound Of Music or something else. 


Be A Composer

This is another strategy that is very easy to implement. 

Ask your kids to imagine that they are composers. Have them write lyrics and put it to a tune. 

You can prompt them with ideas like ‘spring’, ‘minecraft’, ‘my love for chocolate cake’, the funnier the better. 

They can write lyrics and create a tune of their own or simply use an existing melodies and sing it. 


What do you think?


Are these ideas easy enough to implement? 


Do you think they require any prior planning at all?


Have questions about these strategies, then please ask away by writing out your questions in the comments section below. 

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


Mom, Teacher, Minimalist, Zero Waste Enthusiast, Multi Pod.

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