Where are the audio recordings for the songs?
You can purchase/license audio recordings from any of the music services that you already use (BandCamp, iTunes, Spotify, etc.). Each song packet points to the exact recording (artist and album) upon which our resources are based.
Are there accompaniment tracks available for KidsCore songs?
Due to licensing issues, we cannot provide such a resource. If you have obtained the pertinent licenses, you could make use of online resources which remove the vocals from digital audio files, producing a karaoke-style accompaniment track.
Is there a suggested chronological order for the songs?
Nope! We try to approach every song packet as if it’s the first you’ve used. Since children come and go from this sort of ministry, we are committed to keeping KidsCore accessible for every participant. The age/grade suggestions in each music principle are determined by their age-appropriateness, but do not require any prerequisites.
What does the complexity level refer to?
The complexity level is meant to help gauge the difficulty of the song itself, not the supplementary materials (like the devotions or music principles).
How often will songs be added to the KidsCore library?
Our goal is to add 4-6 songs per semester to our library, adding each song as soon as it is complete. If you’d like to see a particular song added, please contact us to let us know!
How many copies can I make of my song packets?
When you purchase KidsCore song packets, you indicate your own pricing tier based on the number of participants you expect. You can make as many copies as you need to serve the number of participants you selected. Should you need more copies, please be sure to contact us to upgrade your pricing tier.
Can I suggest a song for a future KidsCore song packet?
Yes! Please contact us to let us know what song you’d like see become a KidsCore song packet.
What if our church doesn’t have enough leaders comfortable leading music principles or devotions?
Consider utilizing a rotation of age groups or teachers, with one teacher focused on teaching the devotion to each age group and another focused on teaching the music principles for each age group. The curriculum is designed to be flexible in this regard.
What if my group is too small to divide by age range?
Consider meeting with everyone in one group and teach music principles aimed toward the 1st-3rd grade range. Many of these activities can be adapted easily for older groups. Also consider using varied activities for different age children at the same time (some can work on coloring pages while others do crossword puzzles).