Another way to add music to your classroom is by having a variety of rhythm instruments! I like to have a lot of structure in these activities otherwise it can turn chaotic fast! After multiple lessons on how to play each instrument (over the course of a few months) it's fun to mix it up a bit.
The Wheel of Rhythm is something I made to do just that! I start by passing out the instruments at circle. I spin the top part (or have a child spin it) and whatever instrument appears in the window is what is played. Usually to one of the "beats" we've learned or they choose their favorite.
Here's a close up of the 'window'. There is also a window of green meaning 'everyone play' and red for everyone to stop!
This is just made from 2 pieces of poster board, some die cuts (that I did at Ben Franklin) and pictures I took of instruments. I printed them out so they are all the same size. What makes it spin is a rivet used for scrapbooking.