Musicplay Grade 3 Teacher's Guide + Listening Kit 3

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Musicplay Grade 3 Teacher's Guide

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 include 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! (Download Audio MP3's)

Musicplay 3 has 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 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 students 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.


Assessment suggestions are given throughout the teacher's guides.

Sample tracking charts and rubrics for important skills are included at the back of the binder.

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.

Materials Included:

Song List

1 I Like Singin' 35 We Come from Pluto 68 Playing in the House
2 Number Concentration 36 A Sailor Went to Disneyland 69 Irish Reel
3 Nothing 37 It’s a Holiday 69a The String Family
4 I'm Glad I'm Back at School 38 Island Steel Pan 70 Be-believe in You
5 Missus Tong 39 Paw Paw Patch 71 Stella Ella Olla
6 Plainsies, Clapsies 40 Santa Claus is Coming 72 Alouette
7 No Robbers Out Today 41 King’s Land 73 When You Dream a Dream
8 Whoopee Cushion 42 Makin’ Christmas Cookies 74 The Wind
9 Rocky Mountain 43 Christmas Spice 75 I Love the Mountains
10 Turkey Lurkey 44 Noche buena 76 Rabbits
11 Shake the Papaya 45 January First 77 Hide Those Eggs
12 Pass a Beanbag 46 Koto 78
Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree
13 Seasons 47 In the Land of Oz 79 Waltzing Matilda
14 I’m Thankful 48 Donkeys Love Carrots 80 Didgeridoo
15 Third Base Coaches' Dance 49 Double, Double 81 Find the Basket
16 Bells in the Steeple 50 Tideo 82 Walk, Run, Ride a Bike
17 Seven Up 50a The Brass Family 83 El florón
18 Indian Summer 51 Pirate Song 84 Mariachi
19 Ceremonial Dance 52 Yummy Yum Yum 85 Swedish March
20 Something’s Hiding 52a The Percussion Family 86 Inuit Lullaby
21 Skin and Bones 53 Head and Shoulders, Baby 87 Tingalayo
22 Closet Key 54 New Shoes 88 Kaaniiskina
23 Trampin’ 55 Got a Hat Hat 89 El burrito enfermo
24 Pass the Broom 56 Sakura 90 Someone’s Tapping
25 Nothing but Peace 57 The Log Driver’s Waltz 91 Just Friends
26 Remember Flanders Fields 58 Love Somebody 92 Old Grandma
27 Old Brass Wagon 59 Ton moulin 93 Chicken in the Barnyard
28 Children Together 60 An Austrian Went Yodeling 94 La pulga
29 Long-Legged Sailor 61 Donkey Riding 95 The Provinces
30 Bonhomme, bonhomme 62 E Papä 96 Paddy from Home
30a The Woodwind Family 63 Eating Is Fun 97 Feller from Fortune
31 Playin’ on the Washboard 64 Shiny Penny 98 Spider Song
32 Cod Liver Oil 65 Coy Malindo 99 Zulu Tribal Dance
33 Oh, I Wish I Were 66 Song of the Frog 100 O Canada
34 Shake Them ‘Simmons 67 Old Blue 101 Star Spangled Banner


Audio: Back at School
Book: Grade 3 Lesson Samples
Book: Grade 3 Song List
Book: Ontario Grade 3 Correlations
Book: Grade 3 Scope & Sequence

Digital Resources Sample (Sold Separately)