Early Childhood Music Online Resources

I’ve been digging around online lately, looking for early childhood music resources.  (Yes, I’m sorry – I’m still on this kick!)

Look what I found!  TONS of great links:

Songs / Sheet Music

  • MakingMusicFun.com – free printable sheet music with lyrics of all kinds of children’s songs
  • Kididdles.com – free printable sheet music, lyrics, with corresponding coloring pages and other activities
  • BusSongs.com – lyrics & words for children’s nursery rhymes & songs
  • kodaly.hnu.com – a database of American folk songs; songs can be sorted by “Pre-K” level
  • FreeKidsMusic.com – free downloadable mp3s of children’s folk songs as well as other contemporary songs by various artists
  • PreschoolExpress.com – lyrics to familiar folk songs as well as piggyback songs (songs with new words put to familiar tunes) – all organized by theme
  • lds.org – sheet music for children’s Bible songs and hymns
  • JudyandDavid.com – lyrics of children’s songs, many with corresponding activity sheets (pdfs)
  • NancyMusic.com – tons of newly composed children’s songs, with free downloadable mp3s and corresponding activities and coloring sheets (pdfs)
  • MamaLisa.com – lyrics, midi files, and sheet music for various songs from around the world (includes translations)


  • LessonSense.com – free printable flashcards of all the instruments
  • WeeSing.com – free printables that correspond with various songs from the Wee Sing books; changes daily.

Props / Instruments

  • PreKinders.com – list of props and homemade instruments for early childhood music classes
  • FamilyCorner.com – a list of 9 make-your own instruments with instructions
  • dsokids.com – more ideas for making your own instruments
  • familyfun.go.com – more homemade instruments, plus music games for children

Lesson Plans / Activities

  • ChildrensMusicWorkshop.com – a list of children’s books with musical subject matter
  • NellieEdge.com – printable kid-sized “little books” containing lyrics and illustrations to familiar nursery rhymes and songs
  • LessonSense.com – music-related arts and crafts activities
  • menc.org – a position statement by the National Association for Music Education, regarding early childhood music education
  • PreKinders.com (again) – list of fun activities for children to do while listening to specific classical works

Methodologies / Early Childhood Certification

Teaching Tips

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Joy Morin is a piano teacher in northwest Ohio (United States) who enjoys keeping her teaching fresh with new ideas and resources. ColorInMyPiano.com serves as a journal of her adventures in piano teaching as well as a place to exchange ideas and resources.

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  1. Posted 19 March 2010 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    These are wonderful resources. Thank you so much!

  2. Emily
    Posted 8 March 2011 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    WOW! I am sooo checking these out! :)

  3. Posted 18 January 2013 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    I am a Preschool Music teacher and have taught for over 20 years. I have both my Bachelors and Masters in music. I developed my program to teach young children all about music theory….in a fun and exciting way. The games and activities are created by me and are all age appropriate….please look at my website and let me know what you think! Thanks

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