This lesson theme is Clocks and Mice, a 30 minute music lesson plan for children from 2 1/2 to 5 years old and it is 7 pages long, including 2 printables.
The Clocks and Mice lesson focuses on:
- Recognising the steady beat
- Tapping rhythms
- Introduction to notation (minims/half notes, crotchets/ quarter notes and quavers/ eighth notes)
- Learning to recognise and pitch the So-Mi interval with resonator bells
- Listening skills
- Building confidence
- Using tone blocks and a variety of percussion instruments
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.
The Clocks & Mice lesson is also available as part of our seasonal bundle of lesson plans for the Autumn/Fall term 12 weeks of music lessons in suggested weekly order to help save time and keep things simple at the discounted price of $49
I have purchased every lesson you have available and LOVE them all!! I lead music classes for toddlers and preschoolers and I love how each of your lessons builds on each other. They are easy to adapt for the different ages. The parents of my students love that their kids are learning early music education while having a blast and that the kids go home and sing and stomp out rhythms. I would highly recommend your plans to everyone. And I look forward to seeing the other lessons.
I purchased “Clocks and Mice” to teach to my 3-5 year old preschool class. They loved the songs, games and playing the chime bars so much that I stretched this lesson over three weeks! (The music class is once a week.) Now we are transitioning to “Cat’s and Kittens” which is a perfect compliment to “Clocks and Mice.” They are learning so much through play and music with these two lessons.
I find these lesson plans perfect for preschoolers and easy for me to follow. I will never teach a music class without one! Thank you for providing such a wonderful resource.