Colors are such an important part of a young child's development. Learning about colors enhances a child's creativity and imagination, as well as increases their vocabulary and expression. Music is a wonderful tool for teaching about colors, and I frequently incorporate color-themed songs into my lesson plans. My Color Music Lesson Plan is one of my best sellers. For educators who might ... Read More about Preschool Music Lesson Plan: Exploring the Color Red
Looking for creative ways to spark your students' interest in classical music? Try out this activity, which encourages students to keep the rhythm with Beethoven's fifth symphony. This activity can be found in my Beethoven Composer Lesson Plan. This activity is so easy to do and can be adapted for other pieces of music that have a distinct rhythmic pattern! First, pass out rhythm ... Read More about Engaging Students with Classical Music: Keep the Rhythm Activity
As a preschool music teacher, you may have asked yourself the following questions: How can I make classical music more enjoyable and interactive for kids? Are there any age-appropriate activities that can help introduce young children to the music of famous composers like Beethoven? Fortunately, I have designed no-prep, movement-based lesson plans that introduce the music of ... Read More about Composer Music Lesson Plans: Introduce Young Children to Classical Music!
When my husband worked at a public library, "How to Catch a Mermaid" by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton was one of the most highly circulated early childhood titles. There's something so appealing about this whimsical story of two children who attempt (and fail) to catch a mermaid. The book contains wonderful lessons of friendship and love, and it rhymes! The illustrations are just gorgeous. If ... Read More about Preschool Music Storybook Lesson Plan: How to Catch a Mermaid
Are you looking for a fun and easy song that celebrates cowboys, cowgirls, and the Wild West? This song includes fun hand motions that your students will love! This song can be found in my Western and Cowboy/cowgirl lesson plan which has 10 thematic musical activities. Teach your students to sing this simple song. Demonstrate the actions to accompany the words. Here are the lyrics for the ... Read More about Free Song With Motions: I’m A Little Cowgirl/boy