Musicplay Grade 2 Teacher's Guide & Digital Resources

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SKU: 2PK-1

Musicplay Grade 2 Teacher's Guide with Digital Resource

Musicplay is an award winning music curriculum for elementary schools. Musicplay is a sequential curriculum with lessons that follow the calendar year. The weekly lesson outlines the new concepts that will be taught, those that will be reviewed, and includes seasonal and holiday repertoire. The planning is done for the teacher!

Lesson Planning

Year Plans are included for each grade.

Monthly Lesson Outlines give you the month at a glance.

40 weekly detailed lessons offer you a menu of musical activities.

There is more than enough material in the lesson plan for two thirty minute music classes.

The lesson plans are like a menu. There are many song choices and for each song there are activities to choose from.

You choose the songs and the activities that teach the curriculum concepts required by your state or province (Musicplay is aligned to all state and provincial curriculums!).

You choose the songs and activities that hold the most appeal for you and your students.

Feel free to substitute freely - Musicplay provides the framework - you get to make the choices.


Recordings are included in the teacher’s guides!  (No downloads from itunes are required) 

* 4 Performance/Accompaniment CDs of songs and multicultural listening examples are included!

The Musicplay 2 CDs have more than 95 musical selections!  Child and adult voices are used. 

Accompaniments include Orff arrangements, piano accompaniments and orchestrated accompaniments. Performance songs on the CDs have both performance tracks and accompaniment tracks - you can use the accompaniments only for your performances. Multicultural songs feature authentic performances - the songs are in original languages and are sung by native singers. Many of the multicultural songs are game songs that appeal to children even though the language and sound may be unfamiliar.

All of the recordings are available to download for the teachers who do not have a disk drive. With disk drives being phased out of use, many of our teachers can no longer access the music tracks that are included with the Teacher's Guides! To keep up with technology, we are introducing a new system based on codes. 

When you purchase and receive a Musicplay Teacher's Guide you will find a unique code tucked inside. This code will allow you to unlock the MP3s and have them digitally delivered to your computer. Please click here for more detailed instructions.  (You will still receive the CDs with your teacher's guide.)


Assessment suggestions are given throughout the teacher’s guides.

Checklists of important skills are included if your district requires the use of them.

Reproducibles are included in Musicplay 2-6.

Musicplay supports and enhances science, social studies, and language arts curriculums. In second grade, songs to teach vowels and consonants are included. The Musicplay 2 student books or Digital Resources are a wonderful literacy tool providing many opportunities for shared reading. Students will develop reading skills while they learn music. 

Poetry is included in Musicplay 2. Science concepts are taught as well - each grade includes songs that teach about the environment.

Materials Included:

- Musicplay Grade 2 Printed Binder / Audio CDs
- Musicplay Grade 2 Digital Resources


Book: Musicplay Grade 2 Lesson Plans
Book: Musicplay Scope and Sequence/Year Plan
Book: Grade 2 Song List
Book: Ontario Grade 2 Correlations
Audio: Bell Horses
Audio: New River Train

Musicplay 2 Song List:

1. Welcome to Music
2. O Canada
2A. My Country ‘tis of Thee
3. Ridin’ That New River Train
4. Engine Engine Number Nine
5. Hill, Hill
6. Poor Little Bug
7. Okkitokiunga
8. I Can Sing a High Note
9. I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
10. Bounce High
11. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
12. Obwisana
13. Bell Horses
14. Tony Chestnut
15. Thanks a Lot!
16. Time to Play
17. I’m the Fastest Turkey
18. Falling Leaves
19. I am a Find Musician
20. Icky Backa
21. What’s That Creature?
22. Birds and Bats
23. Pass the Witch’s Broomstick
25. Old Mother Witch
26. The Grand Duke of York
27. Starlight
28. Sing for Peace
29. Make a Difference
30. This Way Thataway
31. Peace Like a River
32. Doggie Doggie
34. Lukey’s Boat
35. On Top of Spaghetti
36. Bluebells
37. Johnny Caught a Flea
38. Do Your Ears Hang Low?
39.Please Porridge Hot
40. O Hanukkah
41. Who’s That? 
42. Holiday Round
43. Ring, Ring, Ring the Bells
44. Rocks for Christmas
45. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
46. Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums
47. Trampin’ 
48. japanese New Years Song
49. Mouse Mousie
50. Boom Boom Ain’t it Great to Be
51. I Like to Play the Instruments
52. Oliver Twist
53. Haul on the Bowlin’
54. Pass the Stick
55. Love Grows Under the Wild Oak Tree
56 Gitsigakomim
57. I Sent a Valentine
58. The More We Get Together
59. I See the Moon
60. Circle ‘Round the Zero
61. Ham and Eggs
62. The Cat Came Back 
63. I’se the B’y
64. Cut the Cake
65. A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea Sea
66. It’s Raining
67. Lollopop Tree
68. St. Patrick’s Day Jig
69. A Pizza Hut
70. Ain’t Gonna Rain No More
71. Rain on the Green Grass
72.Father Abaham
73.Hot Crossed Buns
74. Garbage
75. Find the Easter Basket
76. I Can Do the Bunny Hop Too
77. Recycle
78. Rabbits
79. Hide the Easter Eggs
80. Salish Hand Game
81. Oh, My Aunt Came Back
82. johnny One Hammer
83. Mom, You’re the Best
84. Juguemos en el bosque
85. Japanese Frog Song
86. Frog in the Middle
87. Row, Row Row Your Boat
88. Bought Me a Cat
89. Sur le Pont
90. The Chinese Fan
91. Kagome
93. Swimming
94. Goin’ on a Picnic
95. Here Comes a Bluebird
96. Down came Johnny
97. Let Us Chase the Squirrel
98. Christopher McCracken

Digital Resources Samples

Powerpoint: Johnny One Hammer
Powerpoint as PDF: Johnny One Hammer
SMART Notebook: Johnny One Hammer 

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