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 Boomwhackers™ 8-note major diatonic tubes, handbells, and resonator bells*!
Playing by Color helps 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!
What Customers Are Saying About Play by Color:
“This is the MOST successful center I have in piano class. Kids get sad if they don’t get a chance to look through the book and play a song. They want me to record them when they learn a song all by themselves.” – Maestra Chiquis
“Bought this for my grandaughter to use with her play piano. When she started playing a song she knew, the piano changed from something you pound on to something that you can make music with.” – Karen A.
“OH MY GOODNESS!!! This is the best thing EVER! I always save keyboards until the end of the year but really struggle with how to teach it to the littles in a large group setting. With this, they can be successful right off the bat! They LOVE it! I have a question, though. Students are wanting the music and I won’t give it to them (obviously) but is it okay to send a link to your TPT page so their parents can purchase it for their kids to use at home? Thank you SO much!” – Kandace W.
“My 3 year old boy loved playing happy birthday, ABC, wheels on the bus and you are my sunshine on the piano. Really helps improve his attention span and musical interest as well in piano” — Kathleen T.
“I was so excited to find this! I printed and laminated the pages. My daughter, well the whole house was able to play songs right away!” – Monica B.
Use Play by Color Song Sheets to:
• Teach early music reading and piano skills.
• Help build confidence during music therapy.
• 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.
Teach early reading and color identification.
Perfect for lower & middle elementary students and students with special needs!
Playing music has never been so easy and fun!
**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.