Instrument Families Write the Room by Ginny's Music Space

What can I say? This write the room activity gets your students moving around the room while reviewing the instruments of the orchestra. It’s a win win activity!

Orchestra Instrument Scavenger Hunt by Noteworthy By Jen

Use self-checking QR codes or an answer key to see if students know the name and instrument family of the instruments to the orchestra. Highly motivating–watch your students insist on finishing!

Don't Eat Pete Orchestral Instruments Version by Floating Down the River

Play a fun and easy to learn no prep game, great for subs.

Music Color Cube: Classroom Instrument Edition by Music Mom

This instrument game helps with identification, sorting, playing, and includes a great lesson in diversity.

Real Photo Instrument Family Posters by Hutzel House of Music

This set of instrument posters uses real photos of high quality musical instruments so your students can see what they are really like! Each family has a poster with identifying facts, and the corresponding instruments are shown with the same color border. Includes examples of western orchestral instruments and world instruments.

Instrument Lightbox Inserts by Rhythmically Yours

Turn your lightbox into a spotlight for instruments! These informational displays give the name of the instrument, family name and a clipart visual.

4 Corners: Instrument Families by SillyOMusic

Musical 4 Corners is a great, interactive PowerPoint game for reinforcing instrument families and timbre. This was my students’ favorite game and they hardly realize that they are learning while playing. Answers are included in the presentation notes so it can be played with a sub.

Instrument Family Floor Dominos by Musical Interactions

Match the instrument picture to the corresponding family in this twist on dominos! Players need to use their knowledge of instrument family characteristics and their powers on observation to deduce when to play their domino tile.

Write the Room Instruments by Sally's Sea of Songs

A set 20 orchestral instruments and their name labels, formatted in various ways to allow for a variety of options! Instrument cards with labels may be displayed as a permanent part of your music room decor. Use small cards in a center or large cards for display when every student has a clipboard and recording sheet. Some recording sheets are provided without directions to allow you to create your own variations of this activity.

Music Instrument Poke Cars by Music Educator Resouces

Music Instruments poke cards are a great way for students to assess themselves and encourage independent learning when reviewing and learning about musical instruments and their instrument families.

Instrument Riddles by The Yellow Brick Road

Instrument Riddles is a fun, engaging activity to teach your students about musical instruments. This multi-purpose resource can be used as flashcards, display, part of a scavenger hunt, and assessment. The possibilities are endless! Best of all, your students will have a blast reading the riddles and seeing if they know the correct instrument.

Instrument Coloring Worksheets by Mrs. Stouffer's Music Room

This set of worksheets is great for students who are learning about instruments, and is perfect for a sub tub! This set contains:

– Family pages – strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, drums, auxiliary percussion

– Color by family – orchestral instruments, wood/skins/metal

РInstrument naming, family identifying pages including related pairs from the woodwind family 

World Instrument Listening Unit by Organized Chaos Music

Use these resources to introduce students to musical instruments from six different countries! This is a great unit to tie into other world music studies, instruments of the orchestra, or the science of sound.

Instrument Family Worksheets by Ginny's Music Space

Use these worksheets to review the instrument families with your students. There are multiple different styles of worksheets for all your needs!

Instrument Family Posters: Music Word Wall by Sweet Sounds

These instrument family posters and word wall cards are a fun, bright addition to any elementary music room!

Instrument Inventory by Sally's Sea of Songs

Self-checking interactive PowerPoint that can be used for whole group instruction & review or shared to individual devices for students to work at their own pace. A chime sounds when students select the correct answer. An explosion sounds when the incorrect answer is selected. You must have PowerPoint installed on each device to use this resource. Not for Google Slides.

Instruments of the Orchestra, The Game by Anacrusic by Anne Mileski

This is an amazing game for instrument prep and or practice, just to get kiddos familiar with the different families and names of instruments in the orchestra. This game works really well in a small groups, with other instrument activities as a station rotation, or especially for stations in a sub tub!

Instrument Family Posters by Pitch Publications

Looking for a way to spruce up your room this year? Look no further! The RAINBOW BRIGHTS collection is for you! When you add a music teacher decoration set your room will shine! This instrument poster set provides you with posters for instruments in the woodwind, brass, percussion, and string families as well as Orff, African, Chinese, and Indonesian. Each poster comes in landscape and portrait for your convenience. Blank slides and links to matching fonts included!

Peter and the Wolf Booklet by Pitch Publications

Peter and the Wolf is a GREAT resource for the music room and this is THE resource for your Peter and the Wolf musical adventure unit! It has everything you could think of for Peter and the Wolf! Student activities, booklets, Storybook introduction and guide, centers, assessments, and more! Though each part is available separately, you will save money by purchasing this MEGA BUNDLE! In addition, the bundle comes with a lesson plan written out for you to print and go!