Blooket | How to Add a Fun Twist to Music Games

If you need an online option for your music class, Blooket is a perfect choice. Here are the basics of the game, assessment opportunities, safety reminders, SEL considerations, and then a list of games I’ve created.

Blooket was created to imitate video games that kids love. It is Kahoot with more game options and can be played solo and as a class.

  1. The Basics
    1. Assessment Use
    2. Safety Info
    3. SEL
  2. My Games

The Basics

  • Free signup for the teacher.
  • There is no signup for students, just a game code.
  • Kids don’t need to put in any personal information which makes it easier for little ones to play too.
  • Create your own or use pre-made ones.

The only downside is that you are not able to use audio in the free version. The PLUS version (where you can create audio questions) is $2.99 per month. When I was teaching, I opted for the PLUS version. It was worth it!

Assessment Use

Assessment-Use the games for a fun day or as an assessment. You will receive a stats page at the end of the game with each student’s game name. I always told the kids that I wanted them to use enough of their FIRST name so that I recognized them.

No class list inputs are necessary because the stats are grouped by game and the games are naturally assigned by the class. It’s a great way to do an informal assessment. And not kidding-kids LOVE Blooket!

Safety Info

PLEASE READ: “After finishing a game, students are asked to create accounts (if they don’t already have them) to track their stats and unlock new Blooks. Creating an account is totally optional, but some may not want their students to see this. If you would like to hide this notification, then before you host a game on the Host Settings page (after you select a game mode) uncheck the option that says “Allow Student Accounts” and it won’t show the notification.”


Blooket is great for kids who are challenged during competition. There are so many different games, that you can choose those that aren’t races and don’t have a final winner.

My Games

Click on one of the games and play SOLO to get a feel for the game options. Group games won’t be available to you as a solo player. You can choose class play to see the other games that are available.

I created these games. It’s the perfect opportunity to let kids work with basic vocabulary and information in a game setting. Go to DISCOVER to find other games created by the Blooket community!

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Technology Tips & Tricks for Teachers

A growing group of videos to help you make effective resources for your classroom.

If your principal wants to know how you DIFFERENTIATE for students who need extra help, you can point to many of the tips on this page.

Manipulating text and images through highlighting, enlarging, separating, and many other techniques, help all kids focus on your lesson, especially those with challenges.

On this GROWING page of resources…

Great Websites

4Four (Rhythm Learning)

Wow, what a site! It’s unassuming but offers rhythm practice in many different methodologies. You do not need to log in to use it but here are some terms of use and interesting info you might want to read.

Here’s one game.

Paint With Music

I didn’t think I could love something more than Chrome Music Lab but this Google Arts and Culture feature, Paint With Music, is FANTASTIC. Here’s my tutorial and how you can teach melodic direction, rhythm, tone color, harmony, vocal exploration, texture, and so much more!


Syncing Lyrics With Audio for Beginners


Custom Line Spacing

Change Cursor/Pointer Size & Color

Finding Folders Faster (on a Mac) with Add to Sidebar


Getting Started, Input of Notes, Rhythm, Melody, Key, Meter, Lyrics.

Instrumentation, Formatting & Mixing Panels, pdf/mp3 Downloading, Organization Tips

Chrome Music Lab

Song Maker’s Microphone Function for Vocal Exploration

Monkeys Spinning Monkeys

A bubbly, bouncy instrumental piece that is perfect for movement activities. This instrumental piece posted on Youtube in 2014 and became a TikTok sensation, reaching over 1 million plays in 2021.

Here you will find the piece analysis, links, and teaching ideas!

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay 

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  2. Links
  3. Teaching Ideas
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