In 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 school 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: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/World-Music-With-Daria
Color Your Own Panpipes - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-the-Zamponas-Panpipes-From-The-Andes-650601
Color Your Own Tabla Drums – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tabla-Drums-Free-Coloring-Page-2682617
Color Your Own Mariachi Guitar – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mariachi-Guitar-Coloring-Page-2511636
Color Your Own Ukulele – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ukulele-Coloring-Page-3017260
Color Your Own Egyptian Rattle - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-An-Ancient-Egyptian-Rattle-The-Sistrum-2166721
Color Your Own Andean Drum – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-A-Bombo-A-Drum-From-The-Andes-650642
Color Your Own Doumbek Middle Eastern Drum – shttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Middle-Eastern-Drums-Doumbek-Background-Coloring-Page-2049118
Color Your Own Tabla Drums Mongolian Horsehead Fiddle – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mongolian-Horsehead-Fiddle-Free-Coloring-Page-3578368
Instrument Making Activities
Make Your Own Chinese Gong – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Make-Your-Own-Chinese-Gong-From-Recycled-Materials-486935
Make Your Own Cajón Box Drum – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Cajon-Make-And-Play-Your-Own-Box-Drum-1236616
Make Your Own Button Castanets – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Button-Castenets-Tutorial-3436732
Make Your Own Easy African Drum - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Make-Your-Own-African-Drum-Craft-3507618
Introduction To World Music Instruments
How Is A Didgeridoo Made? https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-is-A-Didgeridoo-Made-3429295
What is A Quijada Jawbone Instrument – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/What-is-a-Quijada-Jawbone-Instrument-1406336
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
A Mother’s Day Song From Africa – Lyric Sheet
Chinese New Year Song – Lyric Sheet