The Caterpillars and Butterflies lesson plan teaches the life cycle of the butterfly, practices colour recognition, while encouraging children to appreciate the wonders of nature through a variety of musical fun activities.
The Caterpillars and Butterflies lesson plan focuses on:
- Learning solfege with chime bars or resonator bells
- Playing a variety of percussion instruments, recognising the steady beat and the rhythm.
- Listening skills, note recognition, remembering patterns and echoing rhythms
- Developing literacy with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Singing together with actions – speech development and story telling.
- Social skills; working in a group, following instructions and building confidence.
- Developing creativity with imaginative movement to music.
This lesson is suitable for children from 2 – 6 years and should take around 35 mins, but many of the activities can be used again separately whenever you need a short engaging, musical activity at any other time. These activities are perfect to go along with butterfly and caterpillar craft activities.
The Caterpillar & Butterfly lesson plan is 17 pages long with 10 printables included. Use the button below to purchase.
This lesson plan is not intended to read as a script, as everyone will have their own teaching style. More, I hope that they will provide you with in-depth guidance for a number of related activities that I have found in my years of teaching to be particularly effective and engaging combinations.
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