5 ‘Super Fun’ Ways To Teach Music With Movie Musicals For 6 – 9 Year Olds

by | Elementary School Music Activities, Homeschool Music, Music Appreciation, Musical Activities For Kids, Primary School Music Activities

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Watching movie musicals is one of the best ways in which, you can get primary school aged kids to appreciate music in the homeschool. 

Unfortunately however, most homeschool moms, have no idea how to take their 6 – 9 year olds learning to the next level. 

Therefore in today’s post, I thought I should focus on that specific aspect. 

Once you’ve read through this post, don’t forget to download the printables I have made available, for your primary schoolers. 

Got it?

Ok, then let’s get started. 



As a first step ask your kids to list out all the songs. 

If possible they can download or create a playlist with the movies’ songs and listen to the songs in the background in the homeschool, until they internalize the songs. 


Favourite/Least Favourite

Ask your kids to name their favourite and least favourite songs. 

Next, ask them to explain why they like the song, which they named as their favourite and explain why they named the song, they named as their least favourite. 



Discuss moods, emotions and other aspects of the movie and its songs. 

They can analyse each song in terms of the mood and what makes the song happy or sad?

Is it the dynamics? Is it the lyrics etc?


Instruments Used

Next, ask your kids to analyse each of the songs in terms of the instruments that have been used in the songs. 

If they are up to it you can also ask them to compare and contrast each song against each other. 


Composers And Singers

Now, tell them to research about the composers and singers of one or two of the selected songs. 

If they choose two different songs, they can even make a presentation or lap book/flip book of each of the composers, their life and works etc. 


So what do you think?

Do you think your children will really enjoy these activities? 

Comment and let me know. 

If you want to know, how to add movie musicals to your homeschool library, you can read my post 7 ‘Genius’ Ways To Add Musicals To Your Home Library. 

My post, How To Have A Musical Movie Night, will help you make watching movie musicals a fun and enjoyable experience in your homeschool. 

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


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

This program reminded me (and allowed me to teach my son) how to read music. To me, that was the most important thing that we learned together. Of course, it was very rewarding for me to watch my son play the piano with both hands at the same time, while reading sheet music. His favorite parts of the course were actually playing the songs and doing the worksheets provided.

Carrie M.

Stay At Home Mom

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