To continue with my series on Fall-themed preschool music lesson plans, let’s talk about apples!
I love apples! There are so many different varieties and you make all kinds of delicious treats with them in the kitchen. Driving out to the apple orchard for apple picking and pressed cider is one of our favorite activities of the Fall. Most of my students love apples too, so I am excited to present an apple-themed preschool lesson plan!
My Apple-themed Lesson Plan is a perfect way to celebrate the Fall season and one of the most popular fruits. Apples are almost always available in stores (at least in the U.S.), so this lesson plan could be used any time of the year, or during a unit on fruits and vegetables.
This lesson plan was designed for movement-based preschool music classes. All of the activities support and encourage large, full-body movements in children to help them develop important skills such as gross motor skills and coordination. As they hone in on these skills, finer motor skills will start to fall into place. This sets kids up for success in future music lessons.
I make a point to keep my preschool music lesson plans super simple so that any teacher can follow them, even if you don’t have a lot of music knowledge. You can also easily rearrange the plan or substitute your own activities and ideas as needed. Many of the songs are piggyback songs so that you don’t have to learn tons of new music in order to teach the class. There is sheet music to follow for sing-along songs and the plan shows you exactly which pre-recorded songs you’ll need to add to your playlist. These are all songs that are easy to find on Amazon Music, Spotify or your favorite music streaming platform.
You can find the full lesson plan on Teachers Pay Teachers, but here are the highlights:
- Easy sing-along songs featuring the apple theme
- Sheet music and lyrics for those 5 songs
- Fun songs to add to your playlist that appeal to young kids
- A list of apple-themed stories to read to your class
- Specific instructions on how to use all of the songs and activities with kids ages 0-5
- Carefully ordered activities to keep your students engaged and to help your class flow smoothly