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EASY NAME GAMES for Elementary Music

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Easy name games for elementary music? Yes! I’ve got some to share with you!  Because if you want a successful teaching experience, you’ll want to play name games throughout the school year.

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EASY NAME GAMES FOR ELEMENTARY MUSIC

Name Games are an important part of helping students feel welcome in music class.

I use movement and music activities to transition into music class, sing a hello song and then we play our name game.

These activities bring my student right into music land.

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I do these activities every single class every single day because it helps me build relationships with my students, memorize names, builds classroom community and helps students feel comfortable singing and moving.

It’s also a great way to help student transition from classroom to hall to music room.

I believe that it’s important to build classroom community in the very first week. I use a lot of different songs and games for different grades so that the students get to learn new ones every year. 

And, that way all your students will find something that they really like too!

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And let’s not forget about learning music!  All the songs and games that I use help my students learn about music.

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Name Game Chant and Song with Activities: “Clap Your Hands” PreK-1st Grade

So here are a couple of Easy name games you can play in your elementary music classroom.

They’re also great for teachers on carts. 

They are easy to learn, and the students can remember them quickly.

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NAME GAME #1 CLAP YOUR HANDS

HOW TO PLAY THE GAME

  • CLAP YOUR HANDS
  • STOMP YOUR FEET
  • SAY YOUR NAME
  • TAKE A SEAT

Stand in a circle.

Students echo chant the lines back to you.

Clap your hands on the beat.

Stomp your feet on the beat.

The first time you play the game you may need to say their name for them or have the class say it.

 The 2nd time encourage them to say their own name.

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NAME GAME #2: “JOHNNY PLAYS THE DRUMBEAT”

Easy name games for the elementary music classroom can included instruments.

I use this one with my Kindergarten through 3rd grade classes. 

I set the drum in the middle of the circle.  When they come into class for the first time, they are so excited to play the drum.

They LOVE to play the DRUM!

This adaptable name game is perfect for all of your music classes.

I’ve used it with preschoolers and with 6th graders.

Of course, I have to make some changes in the way I teach the game depending on the students’ ages, but it’s a great one to have in your teacher toolkit.

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Music Activity Back to School Name Game Johnny Plays the Drum Beat

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Music Activity Back to School Name Game Johnny Plays the Drum Beat  

Final tips!

Start your music class with a hello song and name game.

Mix things up by moving students around, change leaders, use instruments, add in actions.

I promise-

These easy name games will help your students learn to:

  • TO WORK AS A GROUP
  • FEEL THE BEAT
  • LISTEN AND ECHO/COPY
  • FOLLOW DIRECTIONS
  • SPEAKING IN A GROUP
  • FEEL THE BEAT
  • UNDERSTAND RHYTHM

I’m hoping that these easy name games for elementary music also give the teacher a chance to encourage and connect with students.

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And help build classroom community as student learn each other’s names.

Then you and your students will have a great year in elementary music.

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Sandra from Sing Play Create
Easy name games for elementary music? Yes! I’ve got some to share with you!  Because if you want a successful teaching experience, you’ll want to play name games throughout the school year.
EASY NAME GAMES FOR ELEMENTARY MUSIC
Easy name games for elementary music? Yes! I’ve got some to share with you!  Because if you want a successful teaching experience, you’ll want to play name games throughout the school year.
EASY NAME GAMES FOR ELEMENTARY MUSIC

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Hi there!  I’m Sandra, one of the authors behind Sing Play Create.  My goal is to provide teachers with interactive resources and activities to improve the effectiveness of their teaching and enhance student learning.

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