Elementary Music Video Lessons

Elementary Music Video Lessons

Lessons include teacher training, rhythm instruments, body percussion, singing: rounds, Patriotic songs, holiday songs, partner songs, mallet instruments, and movement. Refer to the curriculum map under teacher resources for even more ideas and find the printable lessons plans in that category.

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Elementary Music Video Lessons
  • Summer

    "Summer" is a body percussion activity to use as a warm up or as a music lesson. It teaches rhythm, steady beat, and how to speak 2 parts at the same time.

    Materials needed- tablet or device to watch lesson on

    Difficulty level- upper or lower elementary (modifications are made)

  • Himmel-und-Erde

    "Himmel und Erde" teaches upper elementary how to sing in a German round.

  • How to plan for next school year

    Replay from the "How to Plan for Next School Year" live training. We'll discuss everything you need to do now to have a successful school year next year.

  • Teacher-Training-Music-Integration-Ideas

    This video will give you ideas for what to say to classroom teachers when they ask you, "how do I integrate music into my classroom?" It will help you with integration ideas for language arts, math, science, and social studies. Look at the music integration PDF for even more ideas.

  • SongsAboutRain

    In this lesson, preschool student's will learn the songs "I Don't Care if the Rain Comes Down" and "Singing in the Rain". They will practice their singing voices as well as adding movements and a shaker part to the songs.

    Materials Needed-shaker and device or computer to watch lesson on

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  • 2-4-6-8

    "2-4-6-8" is teaches body percussion and rhythm to elementary students.

    Materials Needed- device to watch lessons on

    Difficulty Level- lower elementary and can add to it for upper elementary students

  • The-Animal-Fair

    In this folk song, K-5th grade students will learn the song and add a dance to go along with it.

  • Its-Raining-Its-Pouring

    "It's Raining" is a song for lower and upper elementary students. Children will sing, add a xylophone chord accompaniment, and improvise with rhythm sticks.

  • Five-Little-Seeds

    Five Little Seeds is a speech piece activity for lower elementary students. In this activity, students will explore steady beat, rhythm, and movement.

    Materials needed- device to watch the lessons on

    Grade levels- K-2nd

  • Four-White-Horses

    In this song, students will learn to sing the melody, follow the melodic direction with their hands, what syncopation is, learn about music from the Caribbean, and play a hand game with partners.

    Materials needed: device to watch lesson on, instruments if needed

    Grade level: 3rd-5th

  • TenLittleBluebirds

    "10 Little Bluebirds" is a song for preschool or lower elementary students. Students will sing and add a xylophone glissando to represent the birds flying away.

    Materials needed- xylophone and device to watch the lessons on

  • CheCheKole

    "Che Che Kole" is an African echo song. Students will learn how the melody moves and follow it with their hands, discuss why it’s important to learn music from other countries, clap the rhythm, echo sing, and make up motions and body percussion.

    Materials Needed-device to watch video on

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  • TheButcherShop

    This is a speech piece that teaches all about steady beat, rhythm, and how to switch back and forth between the two. Students will use a variety of body percussion and then switch to the drum.

    Materials needed-a device to watch the lesson on, drum or bucket

    Difficulty level-3rd-5th grade...

  • I-Wish

    "I Wish" is a speech piece (or poem) that students will add drums to. They will play the steady beat, rhythm, and ostinatos together as a class or in parts.

  • SongOfPeace

    This is such a pretty song. It is written with just a melody part, but I wrote a harmony part to go with the melody. So, in this song, student's will be learning 2 part harmony.

    Materials needed-a device to watch the lesson on

    Difficulty level-For upper elementary

  • Kookaburra

    "Kookaburra" is a round from Australia. Kids will learn the song, add movement, then learn to sing it in a round.

  • WinterIsComing

    A 2 part singing song all about Winter! BRR!!! We sing all about hats, mittens, sleds, and snow. You will be practicing your singing voice without even realizing it while you sing this fun song.

    Materials needed-an electronic device or computer

    Difficulty level-all ages will be able to s...

  • Hot Cross Buns

    In this lesson, we will be learning "Hot Cross Buns" and "Snail Snail". We will be practicing our singing voice using solfege, will use correct posture, will count the rhythms in the songs, and will add xylophone accompaniment underneath.

    Materials needed-xylophone or keyboard (if you have ...

  • PeterPeterIfYou'reAble

    Peter Peter If You're Able is a drumming song that also includes 3 other rhythm instrument parts. Students will learn the drum part, count rhythms, learn the 3 other instrument parts, and then practice playing the different parts one at a time. They will learn ABA form and play the rhythms taugh...

  • Five Little Pumpkins

    In this video, students will learn the poem "5 Little Pumpkins." We will clap the rhythm of the poem, then will add 3 other rhythm parts underneath the main rhythm.

    Materials needed-drum (tupperware, bucket), rhythm sticks (wooden/plastic spoons), triangle (metal spoons) and an electronic d...

  • Bingo

    Children will learn the song "B-I-N-G-O" and will work on listening skills and adding the shaker part to silences.

    Materials Needed: device to watch lesson on, and a shaker

    Difficulty level: Preschool-KIndergartn

  • MotherMother

    "Mother, Mother" is a song for preschool through lower elementary students. We will sing, do movements, and add rhythm sticks.

    Materials needed- device to watch lesson on

  • KnockAtTheDoor

    "Knock at the Door" is a song that uses xylophone accompaniment, body percussion, and singing.

    Materials Needed-xylophone or other barred instrument and device to watch the video lesson on

    Difficulty Level-For 3rd-5th grade, but modifications can be made for 1st-2nd graders

  • CupPassingGame

    In the "Cup Passing Game", children will sit in a circle and pass a cup by saying the same rhythm together.

    Materials Needed-plastic cups and device or computer to watch lesson on

    Difficulty Level-3rd-5th grades, but modifications are taught for 1st-2nd grades