Name of activity
Our lovely body
0 – 12 months
Duration: 20 minutes
Aim of Activity: Learn the parts of our body and make sounds like clapping, and tapping
Skill: Social skills: waiting for our turn, cooperate with our friends, listen and respond
Knowledge: learn our body and what we can do with it, learn the song Germ, Germ go away, practice standing and rolling a ball
Link to curriculum (EYFS)
“ Concentrates intently on an object or activity of own choosing for short periods”( EYFS, Development Matters, Communication and Language: Listening and attention, 8-20)
Link to overarching learning objective (EYFS)
“Begins to move to music, listen to or join in rhymes or songs”( EYFS, Development Matters, Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials, 8-20 )
1. Warm up
2. Sing 2-3 songs
3. Sound story:
About a Germ that came to the nursery and climbs on the babies’ bodies.
Use something like scarves for props and sing the song Germ, Germ go away
4. Listen to music and keep the rhythm
Music suggestion: Mozart Rondo Alla Turca you can listen to here
5. Table drum.
Use rolling toys like balls and cars on the table.
Music suggestion: Dani Howard Argentum you can listen to here
6. Sing two songs
7. Warm down (1 minute)
Listen to relaxing music, dim the lights
Music suggestion: George Karpasitis Lullaby available here
8. Say goodbye to everyone
Music source (iPad, tablet), table, rolling toys, small balls, scarves
Download detailed lesson plan here. It includes what to expect from the children to do, what to ask the practitioners to do, as well as some song suggestions.
Let me know how it goes!
© Rania Chrysostomou, 2020, lesson plan for nursery schools music