Here’s a lesson plan that comes in handy all too often here in the UK! The rain theme works well for any age from 1 – 5 years. Younger ones just need a little more help and older children find it easier to grasp the rhythm work and explore the improvising (although babies love having a go too!) This rain lesson plan is a part of my music lesson plan series that covers a whole variety of themes, to check out the others or to find out more info, visit the lesson plans page.
This is a thirty minute fun-filled lesson that explores the different sounds, actions and rhythms that come from the rain.
This music lesson introduces:
- Singing So-Mi interval with resonator bells
- Recognising the steady beat
- Tapping rhythms
- Listening skills and recognising
- Practicing minims, crotchets and quavers (half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes)
- Developing improvisation and imaginative movement.
- Experimenting with a variety of percussion instruments.
This music lesson plan is 10 pages long, including 4 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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