Play By Color Bundle, 37 Color-Coded Song Sheets – Printable Booklet for Piano And Boomwhackers


Children explore musical instruments and play their favorite songs, even if they’ve never played before! This instant download includes the Printable Play by Color Booklet with 37 Color-Coded Easy-To-Play Songs! You can use Play by Color Song sheets with Any Piano or Keyboard as well as Boomwhackers™ 8-note major diatonic tubes, handbells, and resonator bells*! Play by Color was created to help build musical confidence while strengthening color identification and early reading skills! This activity can be used prior to music lessons! This activity requires no prior musical experience, and allows students to play familiar songs right from the start!


Use Play by Color Song Sheets to:

• Teach 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™.

Playing music has never been this easy and fun!   

37 Color-Coded Song Sheets Are Included:

1. The Major Scale

2. Hot Cross Buns

3. Mary Had A Little Lamb

4. The Wheels On The Bus

5. It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

6. Baa Baa Black Sheep

7. This Old Man

8. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

9. Old MacDonald Had A Farm

10. The Alphabet Song

11. Ten In A Bed

12. A Bear Went Over The Mountain

13. Amazing Grace

14. Five Little Ducks

15. The Clean-Up Song

16. The Farmer In The Dell

17. Row, Row, Row Your Boat

18. The Muffin Man

19. Ring Around The Rosie

20. Hickory Dickory Dock

21. Hush Little Baby, Don’t Say A Word

22. Pop Goes The Weasel

23. On Top Of Old Smokey

24. Happy Birthday

25. Angels Watching Over Me

26. I’m A Little Teapot

27. London Bridge is Falling Down

28. When The Saints Go Marching In

29. You Are My Sunshine

30. Three Blind Mice

31. Do-Re-Mi (Doe, A Deer)

32. Jingle Bells

33. Joy To The World

34. Up On The Housetop

35. Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

36. Angels We Have Heard On High

37. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

This resource is also available on Teachers Pay Teachers. Click here to view and download this resource on TpT!  

**Play by Color is not affiliated with Boomwhackers™. Because of the possible color variations created by the use of different printers, ink cartridges, and printing mediums, please click here to preview this product, then download and print the sample song sheet on page 3 to see how the colors will appear using your printing setup before purchasing. To print the sample, from the print options window, select the “fit to page” option, sometimes called the “scale to fit” option. This will create a margin and prevent the images from being cut off during the printing process.**

*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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  1. 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

  2. My students loved being able to instantly play real songs. This was a great segway into teaching them the notes and moving into a primer book. It took some time for me to print, cut out and tape the colored rectangles on each keyboard, but it was worth it. Thank you.

  3. 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.