Spring has sprung! If you have endured snow and cold weather all winter long, I’m sure that as a teacher you are just as ready for bright, musical, springtime activities as your students are. Holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and just spring in general can be excellent times to get kids off the bench. Let them do some creative, educational, springtime color by note worksheets for awhile. Here’s a perfect set of pictures to help students shake off the winter blues!
Do your students need to work on their theory, particularly their treble and bass notes? Do they give you a blank stare at the mere mention of the word “theory”?
Problem solved! Students who love to color will not be able to resist completing these 12 adorable Springtime Color by Treble & Bass Clef worksheets created by Melody Payne. They’ll have so much fun coloring them they won’t realize their teacher actually gave them more note-reading practice!
How to Complete the Springtime Color by Note Worksheets
At the top of each worksheet is a picture of eight crayons showing eight different colors. Students are to use this “key” to color their picture. But instead of coloring by number, students color according to the note that is inside each segment of their picture. For example, all “A”s might be purple, all “F”s might be blue, etc.
The notes inside the pictures are all whole notes, and they are on the staff. Therefore, students must know their notes in order to complete the picture correctly. The treble notes range from Middle C to Treble C, and the bass notes range from Bass C to Middle C.
The Adorable Pictures!
- The first picture includes the sun, rain clouds, rain drops, and flowers.
- The second picture is a rainbow with clouds at both ends (hiding the pot of gold, I assume!). Not one, but two suns appear in the picture, along with rolling hills at the bottom. Or they could be moss-covered rocks. The whimsical nature of these pictures make them even more appealing!
- The third picture centers around an umbrella. Rain clouds and rain drops are falling down around it, but the bright colors of the umbrella really make it pop!
- The fourth, fifth, and sixth pictures all feature cute, googly-eyed insects. One is a butterfly, the next is a bug (perhaps a ladybug — YOU decide!), and the last one is a multicolored caterpillar.
- Pictures one through six have only treble clef notes. Then, these same pictures are repeated in worksheets seven through twelve, but with bass clef notes for students to recognize and color.
- An “answer key” — the correctly completed picture with bright, bold colors, follows each of the springtime coloring worksheets.
A Myriad of Possibilities for the Springtime Color by Note Worksheets!
This sweet set of pictures can be used in a variety of ways.
- You could print, photocopy, and give the entire set of 12 to a student who loves to color and needs the note-reading practice.
- If certain of your students need extra bass clef note reading practice, you could give them only the bass clef coloring sheets.
- St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17. I gave all my students the rainbow picture to complete and told them it’s one of the symbols associated with this holiday!
- Do you or other teachers at your school teach guitar, flute, or any other instrument that uses only the treble clef? Very often, fun worksheets for students of these disciplines are lacking, but not anymore! Give them the treble clef coloring pages, and watch them learn while at the same time a beautiful picture emerges.
- If your student needs a bit of “quiet time” during the lesson or a quick break from the piano, coloring (or at least beginning to color) one of these pictures can be an excellent change of pace.
- Give a coloring sheet each week as homework. When the student returns the next week with the page completed, they’ll look forward to receiving another one!
- You can show the student the complete, beautifully colored page that is included in your digital download before they do the work. This should inspire them to do a good job.
- Or don’t show them the completed page prior to assigning it for homework. Then, after the student has completed it, compare their picture to the professionally completed page. Ask the student to decide whether their work was done correctly or not, based on the colors.
- Use these springtime coloring worksheets during a group class, perhaps as a way to wind down at the end of a busy, active class. While they are coloring, students can help each other if needed. They will be proud of their work and will be beaming as they show their beautiful pictures to their parents!
- Decorate your music studio with your students’ completed pictures.
- Have a coloring contest using the pictures, and offer small prizes for the winners.
- Of course, if you teach online, sending the parents the digital worksheets to print out on their own at home is always a great option!
The possibilities for use of this fabulous resource are probably endless. I plan to use this at my next small group piano class as one of the “center’ activities. I also plan to include one of the pages in their take-home goodie bag. Students should realize that coloring these music theory pages is JUST as special as the candy in their bag!
Grab the Springtime Color by Treble & Bass Clef Worksheets now and watch your students’ note-reading ability strengthen as they color each beautiful image!