Music is such a fun topic to learn about in your homeschool, yet many of us feel at a loss about how to incorporate music into our learning. A simple way to introduce music is by introducing different instruments to your children. Videos are a perfect way to do this so your children can SEE how each instrument actually works. And they can listen to beautiful music while watching.
Then, you can help them see similarities and differences between the instruments and sort them into groups. Comparing, contrasting and categorizing are key skills children need to develop for all areas of life and sorting musical instruments is a fun way to develop those skills.
Our Musical Instrument Sorting Mats make it easy to incorporate this into your classroom or homeschool. This post contains videos of 16 different instruments that correspond with the instruments in our sorting mats.
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There are four instruments for each group (woodwinds, brass, percussion and strings) for a total of 16 instruments. Hope you enjoy!!
Clarinet: Uptown Funk
Saxophone: All of Me
Flute: Shape of Me
Trombone: Star Wars Imperial March
Tuba: Pirates of the Caribbean
French Horn: Wake Me Up
Violin: When I Was Your Man
Piano: What Makes You Beautiful
Harp: Love Story
Drum: Snare Drum Solo
Xylophone: Hey Jude
Bells: Church Bell
Tambourine: Tambourine Solo
Buy the Musical Instrument Sorting Mats
Other Musical Instrument Resources
Check out Music in Our Homeschool’s set of over 200 notebooking pages for learning about instruments from around the world: Musical Instrument Notebooking Pages.