Using a folder or piece of construction paper, students can make their own lapbook or interactive music folder (depending on the age of the student)! Featuring 9 pages of music information with all cuts indicated by dotted lines and straightforward directions (and pictures!), this is a straightforward and easy to use lapbook that I have used with second through sixth grade in my own classroom.
For beginning band students, it works well as a review and band folder resource, allowing students to have a handy reference guide for music terminology, rhythms and notation as well as some basic music information.
For elementary students, it works well as a review for recorder, as well as for a quiet centers alternative, allowing students to become used to simple music theory. My centers students like to use it as a keyboard resource as well, and refer to it both for notes and piano keys!
Finally, it can be used as an in class assessment tool - and students can be given bingo chips or tokens to figure out notes, tempos and other facts for a fast and easy knowledge check by the teacher!
**Note: depending on the age level of the students, I have included both title pages: Interactive Music Folder and My Music Lapbook for the teacher to choose which is the best fit.