Play 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 away!

Play by Color Song Sheets work with Any Piano or Keyboard and Boomwhackers™ 8-note major diatonic tubes, handbells, and resonator bells*!

This activity is available as an instant download. Print the song sheets using a color printer and assemble the Play by Color booklet after downloading.

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

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

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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.

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