Music Floor Dominos 11 Game Bundle by Musical Interactions

Floor Dominos is the perfect game for sub plans. There are 11 different musical concepts highlighted in this Floor Dominos bundle for students to review with a guest teacher. Dominos are large enough for whole class use. Students match one side of each domino to the corresponding information on another tile. For whole class use, teams are recommended.

Peter and the Wolf Write the Room by Nerdy Music Mama

This is a fun activity to review or introduce the characters from Peter and the Wolf. “Write the Room” activities are perfect for kinesthetic learners and easy to use when you have a sub.

Treble or Bass Clef Bingo by Noteworthy By Jen

This bingo set contains 35 cards and can be used to review either bass or treble clef note naming skills. Contains a sub page to explain note naming to save you time!

Music Teacher Sub Plan Template by Organized Chaos Music

Use this template to create some easy-to-use sub plans for elementary music! It can be overwhelming to try to put together all of the information that a substitute teacher needs to know, and come up with meaningful plans that will engage students without overwhelming a non-musical substitute teacher! 

No Prep Activities for the Elementary Music Classroom by The Yellow Brick Road

No Prep Activities for Elementary Music is a collection of over 60 video links with accompanying worksheets. It’s perfect for those days when you need a quick and easy no-prep lesson plan for elementary music students. These activities are ideal for non-music and musically-trained substitute teachers alike. Videos are geared toward students in grades K-4.

Music Sub Tub Plans Bundle by Ginny's Music Space

This bundle includes everything you need to create a music sub tub ANY substitute can use and follow.

Color by Music - Recorder First Notes Bundle by Sally's Sea of Songs

Color by music mystery pictures help students differentiate between the first notes commonly used by beginner recorder players. Great for notation awareness lessons and perfect for your sub tub! Choose BAG, BAGCD, BAGED, or BAGCDED for an additional challenge for your students.

Music Coloring Pages: Musical Instruments - Families of the Orchestra by SillyOMusic

These coloring sheets of musical instruments of the orchestra are perfect for early finishers and sub plans. They are also a great coloring activity for students needing to wind down.

Don't Break the Music by Pitch Publications

This is a set of 9 fun (yet truly educational!) games based on the popular game, “Don’t Break the Ice!” In this game, students must various musical concepts and hope they don’t cause all the ice to fall! These make great music workstations!

METER Game, Under Construction, Time Signature - in PDF & Google Slides by Beth's Music Classroom

My students just love this meter review game, and since it’s interactive and self-correcting, it is perfect to use for part of a substitute lesson. Students choose a construction picture, read the question, and click on the correct time signature. If not correct, “detour” – you must try again before driving through.

Write the Room Mystery Word Treble Clef Activity by Harmony with Mrs. Hahn

This activity will help your students practice their note reading skills on the treble clef. It includes a mystery word assessment at the end. This is perfect to leave for a sub or use on a no-voice day.

Rhythm Dice Composition by Hutzel House of Music

Your students will ease their way into composing with this fun rhythm composition activity! Perfect for centers and stations or for use with a non-music sub, these worksheets are differentiated for a wide range of skill levels and offer a fun and easy way for students to compose their own original music.

Ti Tika Tac Toe by Rhythmically Yours

A musical version of tic-tac-toe for your advanced rhythm-readers!! Great for your sub tub, centers or game day! Nine different boards in stem notation containing ti-tika.

Pasta or Composer by Mrs. Stouffer's Music Room

This is THE activity to leave for a sub!

  • educational
  • FUN
  • will keep all your kids engaged!
  • easy to run with as little or as much tech as you need.
  • multiple ways to play – individuals and teams both work!

Emoji Music + Math Rhythm Coloring by Hutzel House of Music

This is a great cross-curricular activity to reinforce students’ knowledge about rhythmic values. Perfect for your sub tub!

Music Connection by Ginny's Music Space

This game is similar to bingo and connect four. Two students play per card, and the first one to get four in a row wins! My students love to play! It is perfect for non-musical substitutes, too!

Zin Zin Zin, A Violin! by Pitch Publications

Most teachers would agree taking a sick or person day is harder than actually being at work. Writing sub plans and preparing sub tubs and sub binders are so hard, especially in music and other specials! This will be a great activity for your music substitute plans!