Listening Skills

When you are working on listening skills with your class, try some of these activity ideas to help develop their skills.

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Rain Dance

Make the sounds of a rainstorm in your classroom.
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Musical Words and Pictures

Musical Words and Pictures

Children listen to a chosen piece of music and respond in words and pictures.
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The Canoe Trip

An audio soundscape with accompanying teaching ideas.
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Words, Instruments, Pictures

Words, Instruments, Pictures

Use these sheets to get children to REALLY listen to music. 
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Face and Place

Encourage children to think about the music they are listening to, using this simple technique.
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Find that Sound

Develop children's listening skills with this game, then make up your own orchestra!
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Mood Music!

Listen to a variety of types of music and discuss the mood they suggest.