The Feelings lesson plan encourages children to recognise and talk about different feelings and emotions through a variety of musical fun activities.
This lesson plan introduces…
- Learning solfege with chime bars or resonator bells
- Playing a variety of percussion instruments, recognising the steady beat and the rhythm.
- Listening and concentration skills
- Singing together with actions, new vocabulary, speech development and solo responses.
- Social skills; working in a group, following instructions and building confidence.
- Imaginative movement to music, learning to connect music with emotion and feelings and developing creativity .
- Resonator bells or chime bars
- A variety of percussion instruments
- The sheet music and resources included.
- A cardboard staircase prop, to use with the little coloured emotion characters – you can make one your self, or buy a set of wooden steps with the chime bars included..
- Suggested book to accompany lesson – Sometimes I Feel….
- A selection of coloured scarves or ribbons and streamers to use in musical movement.
- For the Sound game: Some small opaque containers (I use old film canisters, but plastic eggs/kinder eggs would work well too) and a collection of items that make a distinctive sound eg. pennies, shells, sugar, pasta, rice, bells etc. and a larger box to hide them sound pots in
The Feelings lesson plan is suitable for children from 3 – 7 years old and it is 13 pages long with 6 printables included.
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These plans are 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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