I LOVE creating preschool music lesson plans. It’s truly an enjoyable part of my week to start with a few ideas, see them form into a cohesive lesson plan, then to make it all play out in my preschool music class.
I know that not everyone shares my enthusiasm for lesson planning, though. It can be really time-consuming and if you’re in a crunch or having a mental block, it can just become really stressful.
Since my brain and computer are both jam packed with all of the lesson plan ideas I’ve used over the years, I’m happy to put them in a format that other teachers can use.
Introducing Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard, Volumes, 1, 2 and 3
I’m super excited to share with you my newest lesson planning tool, Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard.
Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard comes in 3 volumes. Each volume contains 4 common preschool music lesson plan themes. For each theme, you’re given 20+ preschool music activities. The idea is that you have everything thing you need to efficiently create your own lesson plan. You just pick and choose the activities and songs that appeal to you or that would work best for you class. You can easily supplement with your own ideas and materials as you see fit.
Since preschoolers thrive on repetition, you can easily rearrange and recycle the material in each theme to get a month’s worth of lesson plans.
How Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard Works
For each theme, you get a handy, printable overview page that looks like this:
The overview page is a snapshot of all of the possible activities in that theme. There are definitely more than enough activities, so you probably won’t use everything in your lesson plans.
For each theme, you can expect to see these types of activities:
- Sing-Along Songs: I strive to keep these songs super simple. They’re often piggyback songs. My goal is that you won’t have to spend a lot of time learn new, complex songs. Instead, you might need to review a few lyrics before class, but there’s not a lot to learn.
- Playlist Songs: These are songs that you’ll add to your preschool music playlist. Many of them are energetic and great for movement activities or playing along with small percussion instruments like egg shakers or bells. I make a point to include some softer, more relaxing songs on each playlist and I also include a few classical music pieces that suit the theme as well, so that you can expose your students to some of the best classics. You get to choose which songs you’ll use and how to use them.
- Stories To Share: Each theme includes a list of 5-6 appropriate storybooks. I make a point to find books that are a super quick read. They don’t tend to have long, drawn-out story lines, but instead they’ll add a small literacy component to your class while giving you an opportunity to enjoy beautiful illustrations, clever words or sounds or simple concepts you class can relate to. There’s a good chance you already have many of these books at home and you can probably find them at your library as well.
- Music Activity: One of my own goals with my preschool music classes is to prepare my tiniest students for future piano lessons. I make a point to dedicate a small part of each class to a very specific music concept that young kids can often apply to the piano right away.
After you skim the overview page, you can dig in deeper to the Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard. Each sing-along song has a dedicated page where you can find sheet music, lyrics and 3 or more ideas for ways that you can use that song with your preschoolers. Some songs have very specific instructions, while others give you some broader suggestions. You’ll also find very specific instructions for how to carry out the music concept activities.
The beauty of the Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard is that it’s 100% customizable so that you can take from it exactly what you need. I have no intention for teachers to use all of the activities offered within each theme, but I’d also expect that you have some of your own favorite and staple activities that you’d like to incorporate into each theme.
I wanted to help you make lesson planning feel so simple that it would seem like you could wave a wand and have a lesson plan appear! (You know, like a wizard!)
What Are The Themes In The Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard?
There are 12 total themes in the Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard volumes – one for every month of the year!
Here are the themes in each volume:
- Numbers & Counting
- Around The World
- Sun, Moon, Stars & Space
- In The Garden
- Splish, Splash: Water & Rain
Each volume is available for purchase separately, or to save money, you can purchase a bundle of all 3 volumes of Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard together.
Who Is Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard For?
Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard was designed primarily for preschool music teachers. I run a movement-based preschool music class out of my piano studio, so it’s perfect for teachers who are in a similar situation.
However, it is also great for teachers who teach within a designated preschool setting as well. General preschool classroom teachers who would like to incorporate more music into their day would greatly benefit from Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard, especially if you don’t have a formal music background.
While teachers can definitely put this product to use, I also made sure that it was accessible for any adult who wants to share music with young children. Parents and grandparents can easily use it to help create structured music activities at home. Daycare providers would definitely use it with small groups of kids. There are so many applications for all of the material in the Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard, not just in a school or group setting.
What If I Don’t Know How To Create My Own Lesson Plan
I intentionally left the structure of Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard really fluid so that teachers could use creativity and flexibility to make lesson plans that work for their own unique situation. I want you to be able to plug the activities that interest you and suit your situation the best right into a lesson plan.
But, if lesson planning isn’t really your strong suit, or if you feel like you need more guidance on how lesson plan first, you’ll want to take my lesson planning course first. Preschool Music Lesson Plan Crash Course teaches you a really simple formula that you can follow in every single preschool music class.
In the course, I walk you through the same thought process that I go through as I’m planning my classes. It’s very simple and easy to replicate. Once you understand the formula to follow, you can take any of the Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard themes to make a variety of fun and engaging lessons plans.
How To Purchase Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard:
You can purchase each volume of Preschool Lesson Plan Wizard separately for $24 each. Or, they are all available as a bundle for $65.
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