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
There's nothing like the feeling of the warmth of the sun on our skin! Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers, celebrate the sun with your music class with this fun and easy rhyme about the sun! This one includes fun hand motions that your students will love! This song can be found in my Sunshine Theme lesson plan which has 10 musical activities centered around the sun. Teach your students to sing ... Read More about Free Song with Hand Motions: Mr. Sun
The sun is a source of joy for kids. Not only does it supply light for outdoor activities like recess, playing sports, and going to the park, but it's also synonymous with summer vacation! Pre-k and kindergarten teachers, if you're searching for music resources that celebrate the sun and the magic of sunny days, look no further. This music lesson plan will get your kids up and moving around the ... Read More about Preschool Music Lesson Plan: Sunshine Theme