About Play by Color

Play by Color was created to help build musical confidence while strengthening color identification and early reading skills! This activity requires no prior musical experience, and allows students to play familiar songs right from the start!

Play by Color

Children explore musical instruments and play their favorite songs, even if they’ve never played before, with Play by Color, Color-Coded Song Sheets! Play by Color is compatible with Any Piano or Keyboard and is color-coordinated to also work with Boomwhackers™ 8-note major diatonic tubes, handbells, and resonator bells*!

Use Play by Color Song Sheets to:

• Teach children early music reading and piano skills.

• Help build confidence during music therapy.

• Encourage your child to play songs on any piano or keyboard you already own.

• Create an independent piano or keyboard center.

• Play songs together as a class or in small groups using Boomwhackers™.

Children as young as four years old can successfully read the song sheets!

An exciting introduction to reading music, and an activity that can be used prior to music lessons!

Playing music has never been so easy and fun! Kids won’t realize they are also practicing early reading and color identification skills!

Perfect for lower & middle elementary students and students with special needs!

**Play by Color is not affiliated with Boomwhackers™. 

*Boomwhackers™ is a registered trademark of Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC.

The Boomwhackers™ name is used with permission by Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC.

About The Author

Miss Vanessa Rynn received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology from Virginia Tech and her Master of Arts in Teaching from The University of Northern Colorado with a focus on Elementary Education and an additional endorsement in Early Child Education.

Click here to visit Miss Vanessa’s store on Teachers Pay Teachers for a variety of downloadable worksheets, activities, and educational resources!