Lesson Plan for nursery school, 30 – 50 month old, by Rania
Duration: approx 20 minutes
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Aim of Session: exercise the imagination of the children
Skill: following, leading, responding to stimulus, imitating from memory and imitating someone directly, motor skills, listening, coordination, musical skills (pulse, rhythm, melody, form)
Knowledge: body parts, keeping a pulse, using a musical instrument, difference between sound and silence / movement and stopping
Description of Session
A form of “Pied the Piper” session, where through musical activities the children will follow your lead. It is a theatrical session where you become a different character and take the children on a magical musical journey.
(consider reading this, my thoughts between being a music entertainer or being yourself, if the thought on becoming another character is at least unpleasant)
1. Warm up – combine movements
2. Calming music and sway like trees
3a. March around the room and shake or tap the instrument when you make a step.
3b. Pretend to be ants marching in the forest [create movement sequences where you move and stop.
4. Leaders take turns
5. Nursery rhyme (Walking through the Jungle)
6. Goodbye song
- MARCHING ANTS: Kevin Alexander Wilson; Lick Twenty – 7 Blue
- SWAYING MUSIC: Lucy Hollingworth; I Lay Down By The Riverside And Dreamed
Classical music suggestions
For swaying or relaxing at the end of the session: Mademoiselle Bocquet; Allemande
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© Rania Chrysostomou, 2020, lesson plan for nursery schools music