Either your kiddos want to learn music, but you have no idea how to teach them, you're a work from home parent needing engaging ideas for your little ones, or you're a teacher wanting to find new ideas to do with your students.
This is a bundle of a variety of 46 songs and accompanying simple lesson plans for different age groups that are from different seasons, cultures, and teach varying concepts and skills.
"The Thing That Isn't There" is perfect to use as a Halloween activity. This song teaches students to use their head voice and how to sing verses. After students sing the song, they can add ostinatos on instruments and with voices.
In this lesson, students 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
"Che Che Kole" is an African echo song that uses body percussion. 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.
Students will learn "Bate Bate Chocolate" in Spanish, then learn the meaning in English. Identify Mexico on a map, count the rhythms of the song, then practice stirring the chocolate and adding motions.
"Alabama Gal" is a folk dance that is so much fun! Your students will love this dance. Be sure to watch the YouTube video to help you see this dance in action that I included the link to in the lesson plan.