14 Music Word Games for Kids
Give Your Young Ones Rhythm!

Girl playing music games

If you’re tired of your young ones wasting hours on Minecraft or slither.io, rather than fight our society’s obsession with video games and try to get your kids to go out and play in the cold, give them some games that’ll at least be fun and educational. 

The best news? Rather than just waste all day playing “Guitar Hero” (which won’t even teach them to play guitar), your kids can combine a love of music with word games, and practice spelling and typing too. Here are fourteen of our top picks to get your kids into the groove – and into musical words.

Guess The Words

There are many music-based games out there that overlap with word games. Some of the best are below.

Wordle-Based Games

If your kid’s not already into Wordle (or any of its many variations), get them into it with some of these music-themed versions!

kid playing wordle

For The Lyricists

If your kid doesn’t want to dabble in musical notation, here are some options that limit it to the song’s words:

kid playing guitar and writing lyrics

Music Tech Teacher

This site (with loads of games) was designed by a music teacher in Birmingham.

Despite its unexciting name and the uninspiring graphics, it has a lot of games that are decently-made, and run the gamut from “Identify the Instrument” to “Stevie Wonder.” It’s worth a browse, and your kids may find something fun on here.

General

Words From Musical Notation

There are a variety of games that take the notes A-G and make words out of them.

Music notes games

Conclusion

As you can see, there are countless opportunities to make word games fun for kids who like music. Even for those kids who like playing “Guitar Hero” but hate word games with a passion… all you have to do is not tell them that it’s also a word game!

Use this list to help kids branch out from the love of music into the love of language. Even if they don’t know Wordle words like “purée,” they are sure to enjoy guessing the lyrics of their favorite rock stars!