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!).
A thirty minute fun-filled lesson that explores the different sounds, actions and rhythms that come from the rain. This digital lesson plan includes:
- 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.
The Rain 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.