Adding some fun background music while completing a math or reading mystery can create a positive working atmosphere in the classroom. Your student detectives will feel more immersed in the mystery task and, hopefully, be more motivated to persevere through the more challenging questions and puzzles. Like a workout, the type of music you choose to go with the rhythm of the activity is important. So, in this blog post, I've rounded up some music track suggestions, from YouTube, for you to readily find and play when doing a mystery activity at home or in the classroom.
1. Mission Impossible theme song
Perfect to get student detectives into the zone!
2. Mystery Music - Secrets of the Hidden Folk
This one is ideal for a calmer atmosphere in the classroom while working on a mystery.
3. Spy Music
Perfect to also time a 40 minute working session at the same time.
4. Game of Thrones Main Theme
Being a massive Game of Thrones fan I just had to add this one into the mix! This particular clip is great because it is music only, so you don't need to worry about any scenes of the show popping up.
5. James Bond Theme
This list wouldn't be complete without a James Bond Soundtrack! This song has a perfect balance for a working zone if you don't want anything too upbeat or mellow.
Do you use any other music when doing mystery activities? If so, I'd love to hear them in the comments section below.
Are you looking for a mystery activity to do with your class or for some extra math, reading, or alphabet practice at home?
You may like to try out my range of mystery activities. They come in an easy prep format - download and print. A video hook comes with most of them to set the stage to engage (music already built into the videos too).
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5/30/2019 09:53:09 am
I was not expecting it, but thank you for the tip! Just like you, I highly recommend all songs you mentioned above for the reason that it will keep us motivated on what we do. This used to be my problem when I was still studying. I was always in search of a background song to set my mood based on what I need. I am the type of person who can focus while listening to a certain song through an earphones. Some of my friends were saying that it's weird, but I find it really great!
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