Easy Music Play at Home: Fun Activities for Kids

By Rajini D

Last Updated: April 16, 2024

Welcome to Melody Makers, a harmonious adventure designed to ignite your child’s passion for music and participation in songs and chants. Crafted with young learners in mind, including those with developmental delays or special needs, this interactive activity fosters rhythm, language, and social interaction skills in a supportive and joyful environment.

Also read: Home Based Speech Therapy Activities for 1-2 Years Kids

Setting the Stage for Musical Exploration:

Prepare a cozy and inviting space where you and your child can immerse yourselves in the magic of music. Gather a selection of simple children’s songs and chants, accompanied by musical instruments like drums or shakers, to enhance the experience.

Singing Simple Songs: Harmonizing Together:

Begin your musical journey with familiar and melodic songs. Sing them with clarity and enthusiasm, inviting your child to join in. Incorporate hand gestures and facial expressions to enhance engagement and connection.

Rhythmic Chants and Clapping: Finding the Beat:

Introduce rhythmic chants accompanied by clapping or simple instruments to enhance the sense of rhythm. Encourage your child to feel the beat and actively participate in creating musical harmony.

Interactive Sing-Along Games: Engaging in Musical Play:

Elevate participation with interactive sing-along games. Pause during a song and prompt your child to fill in the next word or action, transforming the musical experience into an exciting and playful game.

Addressing Potential Concerns: Nurturing Musical Growth:

Hesitation or Reluctance to Participate:

If your child shows hesitation, lead by example. Sing and perform actions enthusiastically, encouraging any form of participation, whether it’s singing, clapping, or simply listening with interest.

Limited Attention Span:

To maintain engagement, opt for short and dynamic activities, switching between different songs and games frequently. Keep the atmosphere light and playful to sustain interest.


Be mindful of your child’s sensory needs and adjust the musical experience accordingly. Transition to calmer songs or lower the volume if signs of overstimulation appear, ensuring a gentle and enjoyable experience.

Objective of the Activity:

Harmonizing Developmental Growth:

Melody Makers aims to cultivate your child’s musical appreciation, language skills, and social participation, fostering communication and cognitive abilities through the enchanting power of music.

Celebrating Musical Milestones:

Applaud your child’s musical achievements, whether they’re singing, clapping, or simply enjoying the melodies. Integrate music and chants into your daily routines for continued practice, nurturing a lifelong love for music and learning.

Embark on the melodic journey of Melody Makers, where every note played and a song sung becomes a melody of joy and discovery shared between parent and child.

About the Author:

Rajini Darugupally

M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist (9+ years of experience)

Rajini is a passionate and dedicated Speech-Language Pathologist with over 9+ years of experience, specializing in both developmental speech and language disorders in children and rehabilitation in adults. Driven by a desire to empower each individual to find their voice, Rajini brings a wealth of experience and a warm, genuine approach to therapy.

Currently, at Wellness Hub, she thrives in a team environment that values innovation, compassion, and achieving results for their clients.

Connect with Rajini to learn more about how she can help you or your loved one find their voice.

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