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Resources for singing in the classroom

Resources for singing in the classroom

Explore the links below for a wide range of resources for singing in and outside the classroom, including videos, lesson plans, singing games, and much more.

We'd love to hear from you if you have songs, warmups or activities for classroom singing or choirs that you can recommend for NZ teachers. Get in touch at outreach@nzcf.org.nz.

NZCF's programme, “Singing for Lifelong Wellbeing”, is funded through a grant from ManatÅ« Taonga Ministry for Culture & Heritage, and runs until June 2024. 
We are enduringly grateful to Helen Acheson, NZCF's late, much-loved Children's Outreach Coordinator, for compiling many of these resources.

Classroom singing for different year groups

Different ways to use singing to enhance your classroom routine, explore sound, encourage listening, reinforce literacy and learning - and to have fun! - depending on the age and stage of your tamariki.

More resources for teachers

If you're looking for more ways to use singing in the classroom, our teacher resources page is a good place to start. It can help you find:

  • Singing games, warm-ups, and lesson plans

  • Waiata, NZ sign-singing videos, and other songs from Aotearoa

  • Research on the benefits of singing in the classroom

  • Links to music organisations around Aotearoa NZ

  • International resources for classroom singing

  • Links to sheet music publishers

Riverhead   School  Attks  Auckland  2023Starting a singing group

Starting a singing group or choir in your school can help children to develop a lifelong love of music.

We've put together some tips and resources to assist you in starting a singing group, or to help you develop your existing choir's skills.