3 Low-prep End of Year Music Activities

Can you believe it's almost the end of the school year? Honestly, I'm just sipping my coffee, counting down the days. 

With our last days of the term coming up, I know we're all looking for some low-prep but super fun music lesson ideas to keep our students engaged and excited. Here are 3 simple musical activities that require minimal preparation but are guaranteed to get your kids engaged!

1. Name That Tune Challenge

Create a playlist of short snippets from various songs that you've covered throughout the year. Play each snippet (or sing a phrase from each song) and see who can identify the song title or artist first. Kids love it! Another variation is stopping in the middle of the song and getting kids to continue the lyrics. You can even divide the class into teams or have individual competitions. 

2. Music Charades

Write down the names of popular songs, musical terms, or instruments on separate slips of paper and place them in a hat or bowl. Divide the class into two teams. Each team takes turns sending one student to act out the word or phrase without using any words or sounds while their teammates guess. Set a time limit, and keep score to determine the winning team. This activity requires little prep but can be so much fun.

3. Song Parody Challenge

Who wouldn't love a Song Parody Challenge? Divide the class into small groups and assign each group a popular song. Their task is to rewrite the lyrics of the song to make it humorous, or reflect a specific theme related to their experiences throughout the school year. Get them to perform their songs for the class. I promise you'll have lots of laughter and creative reinterpretations with this one. 

For me, I also like to print this End of Year Music Journal to consolidate everything they've learnt over the school. Students enjoy filling it up, and it's a nice activity to engage them in when I need some quiet in the classroom. 

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End of Year Music Journal

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