The Harvest festival is a wonderful celebration, it brings together people of all faiths and nationalities. The simple message of thanksgiving is easy for a small child to grasp and this Harvest & Apples lesson plan is just the thing to help little ones join in with the festivities.
These days, when most people live in towns and cities, it is easy to lose sight of the true meaning of this very traditional festival. Singing harvest songs and taking part in some seasonal activities helps to keep the traditions alive. Observing the natural rhythm of the seasons teaches children so many good things, but above all it instills in them a love and respect for the world we live in.
This Harvest & Apples music lesson plan includes:
- Singing and dancing with rhythmic actions
- Practicing the solfege degrees of the scale with xylophones or resonator bells
- Recognising the steady beat
- Tapping rhythms
- Introduction to notation (minims/half notes, crotchets/ quarter notes and quavers/ eighth notes)
- Listening and memory skills
- Building confidence and social skills
- exploring a variety of percussion instrument
This lesson plan is suitable for children from 3 – 7 years: nursery, kindergarten and reception children. If you’re looking for more themes check out the rest of the lesson plans here. Buy and download the Harvest and Apples lesson plans using the buttons below.
The Harvest & Apples music lesson plan is 10 pages long, including 5 printables. 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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