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 famous composers. That means you don’t have to reinvent the wheel! These lesson plans feature engaging activities with classical music that are fun and educational.
Each lesson lasts for around 30 minutes but can be customized to meet your specific requirements and schedule.
My goal was to enable young children to experience and interpret the music of famous composers for themselves.
Most of the activities have a kinesthetic component. For example, in one of the Mozart activities, I have the students holding rhythm sticks to imitate a conducting pattern along with a piece of his music. They make the motions smaller and gentler as the music gets softer, and bigger and broader in the louder sections. I’m always amazed and how well the students can keep along with the tempo!
I have developed lesson plans for the following composers:
Each of the 4 products includes:
- Detailed instructions for carrying out the lesson plan
- List of music written by the composer to add to your playlist
- One set of 10 printable composer finger puppets
- Additional clip art representing important parts of their life
- Sheet music for hello and goodbye songs that use melodies written by the composer