As Labor Day approaches, you might be wondering what happened to the summer. For many, summertime is an endless series of fun activities, and to it tends to go by faster than the other seasons. I know that I’d love to still be at the beach right now!
The transition back to school can be difficult for teachers and students alike. Music teachers may be looking for resources to prepare students for the new school year. Whether you are a preschool music teacher about to finish up summer classes or have already begun the school year, this preschool music lesson plan is perfect for getting kids excited about being at school.
This lesson plan was designed for group, movement-based preschool music classes. It includes some easy sing-along songs to lead your class with and and a suggested playlist. There are also recommendations for school-themed children’s books. The activities are designed to get kids moving so that they can coordinate their little bodies and develop their motor skills. This sets them up for success in future music lessons and activities.
My goal is to make music lesson plans that are simple so that teachers with any amount of music background can lead a class with confidence. The lessons are easy to adapt for your own needs and situation.
You can buy the full lesson plan on Teachers Pay Teachers, but here are the highlights:
- Easy sing-along songs featuring an summertime theme.
- Sheet music and/or lyrics for those songs
- Fun summer-themed tunes to add to your playlist that appeal to young kids
- Recommendations for age appropriate books about returning back to school
- 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
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