The beach is such a magical place for children! When my family visits the beach, the kids spend hours building sandcastles, burying themselves in the sand, and splashing in the waves! A beach is a great place for kids to learn about nature, like the different types of shells and all birds they can find. Living in a landlocked state makes it difficult for us to get to the beach very often, however.
So let’s go to the beach…
In music class!
I believe music has the unique power to transport participants to other places through their imagination. I’ve developed a music lesson plan that will give your students a taste of the beach experience, even if they have never been to the beach before! This lesson plan translates the various sounds and sights they may experience on a trip to the beach into a dynamic musical experience.
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 beach 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 the beach
- 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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