This week’s lesson plan is all about spiders and I always find it’s very popular even with little babies of 9 months right through to five year olds. There is lots of rhythm work and imaginative movement for the older children, and the younger ones enjoy the visual storytelling with lots of tickling and giggles.
This spider music lesson plan is a part of my bigger series covering a variety of themes which are perfect for 1-5+. If you want to check out the other themes, or find out more information about the series, visit the Weekly Lesson Plan page.
It’s a great idea to do this theme in the late summer/early autumn when there are lots of huge spiders and webs in the garden and you can go for a spider spotting nature walk, and of course it particularly appropriate in the run up to halloween.
The Spiders lesson plan introduces:
- Recognising the steady beat
- Tapping rhythms
- Introduction to notation (minims/half notes, crotchets/ quarter notes and quavers/ eighth notes)
- Listening skills
- Building confidence
- Using tone blocks and a variety of percussion instruments
- Imaginative movement
The Spiders music lesson plan is 7 pages long, including 3 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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