I have a delightfully easy chant that teaches simple musical concepts to young children. It can be found in my Fast and Slow Music Lesson Plan but can be used in any context and repeated throughout the year. This is a great song to greet your class or say goodbye. You can clap and encourage your students to clap as you chant out the words: Bread and butter Marmalade and ... Read More about Easy Chant For Teaching Musical Concepts: Bread and Butter
As part of my ongoing series of preschool lesson plans focusing on particular music concepts, I introduce the "Fast and Slow" lesson plan. This plan will help students: Learn the concept of musical tempos Feel both fast and slow pulses in music Respond with creative expression to fast and slow music Have fun while learning these ... Read More about Musical Concepts Lesson Plan: Fast and Slow
Are you looking for creative ways to teach musical concepts, such as scales, to young children? This easy activity encourages students to "visualize" the notes of a scale. This activity can be found in my High and Low Lesson Plan, part of a series of lesson plans that focus on specific musical concepts in ways that young children can understand. Teach your students to sing up and down a ... Read More about Solfege Scales: Musical Concepts Activity for Preschool Students! (Free Download)
Are you looking for ways to teach musical concepts, such as rhythm and melody, to young children? All of my musical lesson plans teach basic musical ideas through simple songs, rhymes, and movement-based musical activities. But if you're looking to focus on specific ideas, I have been developing a series of musical concept lesson plans. The first of these is my High and Low lesson ... Read More about Musical Concepts Lesson Plan: High and Low (Scales)
I’d like to share with you a fun and easy song with actions to teach preschoolers. This song can be found in my The Mitten Lesson Plan, a music lesson plan based on the beloved children's storybook by Jan Brett. This is a very simple activity that can be used on its own or incorporated into many different thematic settings. The lyrics are as follows: A wise old owl lived in an oak, The ... Read More about A Wise Old Owl: A Free Action Song for Preschool Students!