More Than 50 Freebies For Music In Our Schools Month!

Screen shot 2018-01-17 at 3.45.16 PMIn the USA, March is Music In Our Schools month!  Although it’s my opinion that music makes any school day better, it’s nice to see a whole month dedicated to how music enriches our childrens’ academic and personal lives. So, rock on, you wonderful teachers and music teachers!

And what’s better than music?  How about music freebies!  As I’ve created the multicultural music books and resources on my TPT (Teachers Pay Teachers) store, I’ve tried to break out as many freebies as possible.  I have dozens of friends that are teachers and the one thing I hear over and over again is that they lack any real budget (or any budget at all) for extra classroom materials to enrich their lessons. Especially for the diverse classroom or a classroom where the teacher wants to share world cultures through arts and music.

Several years ago I got a wonderful note from a teacher.  She thanked me for some of my freebies focusing on music traditions from Asia and India. Her manjira iconschool had just welcomed a wave of refugees from that area and they were teaching the whole school about music from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.  One of the parents brought in traditional music and played it for the children.  The kids loved coloring the instruments they heard (from my coloring pages) and it started lots of new conversations about customs, families, holidays and favorite topics like food.  I love seeing that my resources could be used not just for learning but for inclusive activities and bringing together schools and communities.

So in that spirit, here are direct links to 20 of my most popular freebies, but you can also follow me on TPT or bookmark the freebie section as new items are being added almost every week.  Just drop by and visit me at:

Coloring Pages

Color Your Own Panpipes  -

Color Your Own Tabla Drums –

Mariachi Guitar Coloring PageColor Your Own Mariachi Guitar –

Color Your Own Ukulele –

Color Your Own Egyptian Rattle -

Color Your Own Andean Drum –

Color Your Own Doumbek Middle Eastern Drum – s

Color Your Own Tabla Drums Mongolian Horsehead Fiddle –

Instrument Making Activities

Make Your Own Chinese Gong –

cajon iconMake Your Own Cajón Box Drum –

Make Your Own Button Castanets –

Make Your Own Easy African Drum -

Introduction To World Music Instruments

How Is A Didgeridoo Made?

WIA didgeridooWhat is A Quijada Jawbone Instrument –

What Are Chapchas?

What Is The Puerto Rican Cuatro?

World Music and Popular Song Lyric Sheets

The Earth Day Song – Lyric Sheet

The I Have A Dream Song MLK Day – Lyric Sheet

Here Come Our Mothers - Lyric SheetA Mother’s Day Song From Africa – Lyric Sheet

Chinese New Year Song – Lyric Sheet


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