Musicplay Grade 3 Teacher's Guide & Digital Resources

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SKU: 3PK-1

Musicplay Grade 3 Teacher's Guide & Digital Resources 

Musicplay is an award winning music curriculum for elementary schools. Musicplay is a sequential curriculum with lessons that follow the calendar year. The weekly lesson outlines the new concepts that will be taught, those that will be reviewed, and includes seasonal and holiday repertoire. The planning is done for the teacher!

Lesson Planning

Year Plans are included for each grade.

Monthly Lesson Outlines give you the month at a glance.

40 weekly detailed lessons offer you a menu of musical activities.

There is more than enough material in the lesson plan for two thirty minute music classes.

The lesson plans are like a menu. There are many song choices and for each song there are activities to choose from.

You choose the songs and the activities that teach the curriculum concepts required by your state or province.  (Musicplay is aligned to all state and provincial curriculums!)

You choose the songs and activities that hold the most appeal for you and your students.

Feel free to substitute freely - Musicplay provides the framework - you get to make the choices.


Recordings are included in the teacher's guides! (No downloads from itunes are required)

* 4 Performance/Accompaniment CDs of songs and multicultural listening examples are included!

The Musicplay 3 CDs have more than 100 musical selections! Child and adult voices are used, and there are many recordings licensed from popular children’s entertainers. Accompaniments include Orff arrangements, piano accompaniments and orchestrated accompaniments. Performance songs on the CDs have both performance tracks and accompaniment tracks - you can use the accompaniments only for your performances. Multicultural songs feature authentic performances - the songs are in original languages and are sung by native singers. Many of the multicultural songs are game songs that appeal to children even though the language and sound may be unfamiliar. Many rounds are included so your students can begin singing in parts. There are wonderful choral selections and folk song arrangements in Musicplay 3.

All of the recordings are available to download for the teachers who do not have a disk drive. With disk drives being phased out of use, many of our teachers can no longer access the music tracks that are included with the Teacher's Guides! To keep up with technology, we are introducing a new system based on codes. 

When you purchase and receive a Musicplay Teacher's Guide you will find a unique code tucked inside. This code will allow you to unlock the MP3s and have them digitally delivered to your computer. Please click here for more detailed instructions.  (You will still receive the CDs with your teacher's guide.)


* Assessment suggestions are given throughout the teacher's guides.

* Checklists of important skills are included if your district requires the use of them.

* Reproducibles are included in Musicplay 2-6.

Musicplay supports and enhances science, social studies, and language arts curriculums. In third grade, songs to teach vowels and consonants are included. The Musicplay 3 student books or Digital Resources are a wonderful literacy tool providing many opportunities for shared reading. Students will develop reading skills while they learn music. 

Poetry is included in Musicplay 3. Science concepts are taught as well - each grade includes songs that teach about the environment.

Digital Resources

 For teachers with a Smartboard, IWB or computer/projector

What’s included: 

Every musical selection that is in Musicplay 3 is given in 3 formats: 
1. PowerPoint with audio (PowerPoints include music notation, lyrics and concepts.)
2. QuickTime movies of the music (notation) - just click and the song plays, switching the slides for you 
3. Smartboard Files (audio is inserted into the one slide lyrics)

Each presentation includes:

  • Music notation, illustrated song lyrics and one slide lyrics
  • Color coded Boomwhacker® melodies
  • Slides to teach students many musical concepts (all national standards!)
  • Kids demo movies of many of the singing games
  • Orff arrangements, searchable Excel index and links to excellent websites
  • If teachers have a Smartboard in their classroom, they can use all the interactivity of the board when using the Smart Notebook files.


Audio: Back at School
Book: Grade 3 Lesson Samples
Book: Grade 3 Song List
Book: Ontario Grade 3 Correlations
Book: Grade 3 Scope & Sequence
Powerpoint: Shiny Penny
Projectable: Shiny Penny
Notebook: Shiny Penny

Musicplay 3 Song List:

01. I Like Singing 
02.Number Concentration
03. Nothing 
04. I’m Glad I’m Back at School
05. Missus Tong
06. Plainsies Clapsies
07. No Robbers
08.. Whoopeee Cushion
09. Rocky Mountain
10. Turkey Lurkey
11. Shake the Papaya
12. Pass a Bean Bag
14. I’m Thankful
15. Third Base Coach’s Dance
16. Bells in the Steeple
17. Seven Fup
20. Something’s Hiding
21. Old Woman All Skin and Bones
22. Closet Key
23. Trampin’ 
25. Nothing But Peace
27. Three Blind Mice
28. Old Brass Wagon
29. I’m an Acorn
31. Long Legged Sailor
32. Bonhomme Bonhomme
33. Playin’ on the Washboard
34. Cod Liver Oil

35. Oh I wish I were    
36. Shake Them Simmons    
37. We Come from Pluto    
38. A Sailor    
41. Paw Paw Patch    
42. Santa Claus is Coming    
43. King’s Land    
44. Makin’ Chistmas Cookies    
46. Nochebuena    
47. January First    
49. In the Land of Oz    
50. Donkeys Love Carrots    
51. Cindy    
52. Tideo    
53. Pirate Song    
54. Yummy Yum Yum    
55. Head and Shoulders Baby    
56. New Shoes    
58. Sakura    
59. Log Driver’s Waltz    
60. Love Somebody    
61. Ton Moulin    
62. Austrian Went Yodeling    
63. Donkey Riding    
64. E Papa    
65. Eating is Fun


66. Shiny Penny    
67. Coy Malindo    
68. Song of the Frog    
69. Old Blue    
70. Dinah    
72. Be-Believe in You    
73. Stella Ella Olla    
74. Allouette    
77. I love the Mountains    
78. Rabbits    
79. Hide Those Eggs    
80. Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree
81. Waltzing Matilda    
83. Find the Basket    
85. El Floron    
87. Swedish March    
88. Inuit Lullaby    
89. Tinga Layo    
91. El Burrito Enfermo    
92. Someone’s Tapping    
94. Old Grandma    
95. Chicken on a Fence    
96. La Pulga    
97. The Provinces    
98. Paddy From Home    
99. Feller From Fortune