The Dollies and Babies lesson plan theme is always a guaranteed hit! Younger toddlers love all the rocking and cuddling and older children really engage with the role-play and rhythm games.
This lesson plan includes:
- Learning solfege with chime bars or resonator bells
- Playing a variety of percussion instruments, recognising the steady beat and the rhythm.
- Listening skills, remembering patterns and echoing rhythms
- Singing together with actions – speech development, storytelling and role play.
- Social skills; working in a group, following instructions and building confidence.
- Imaginative movement to music.
This Dollies and Babies lesson plan is suitable for children from 1 – 6 years and should take around 35 mins, but many of the activities can be used again separately whenever you need a short musical activity at any other time for a bit of lively movement or at circle time.
The lesson is 15 pages long including 6 pages printable resources. You can buy and download it using the button below.
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.
If you’re looking for more themes, check out the rest of the lesson plans here. You can also browse our entire catalogue of digital musical resources here.
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