Preschool Music Class: Dinosaur Theme

As we speak I am sharing my dinosaur lesson plan for our preschool music class.  I am instructing a preschool class this yr that mixes music and motion to show primary music ideas like pitch and listening expertise whereas letting our preschoolers sing, run, and play! 

You may as well use quite a lot of these concepts and actions with toddlers or kindergarteners…simply adapt them in your child’s talents!

I am sharing my lesson plans right here in case anybody else desires some concepts for Music Time!

You’ll be able to see extra music classes right here!

This lesson is already tested–we had a good time! It is a 40-minute class, and consists of transition and motion time. 🙂 

Theme: Dinosaurs (1)

Gathering Exercise: Play with musical instrument toys.

Hi there Track: Hi there Track:   
Hi there *child’s title*
Hi there *child’s title
Hi there *child’s title*
We’re glad you are right here right now!

to the tune of “Goodnight, Girls.”

Heat-up TrackOnce I Sing La, La, La by Janeen Brady with sock puppets. Take a look at my Moon & Area Music Time publish for extra background on this tune! Emphasize opening your mouth actually large just like the puppet once you sing, raise the puppets excessive for prime notes, and decrease the puppets low close to the ground for low notes.

Motion TrackWe’re the Dinosaurs (Let’s Go Swimming) by Laurie Berkner. We stomp round, roar, and faux we’re dinosaurs whereas we sing alongside.

Instrument: Rhythm Sticks. Play Dinosaur Copy. Make a brief rhythm together with your sticks after which let the children copy you. Take turns letting every little one create a rhythm or beat for everybody else to repeat.

Instrument: Shaker Eggs: Dinosaurs laid eggs! Speak about egg fossils, after which take shake your shaker eggs whereas marching, sneaking, strolling, and operating (as recommended) to the tune “I Can Shake My Shaker Egg” by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael.

Theme & Counting TrackDinosaurs by Kiboomers. Use your fingers to rely the dinosaurs and make motion actions based mostly on the phrases.

Instrument: Bells: Dinosaur Stomp! I exploit this to bolster excessive notes and low notes. Pull out two bells, and line the children up at one facet of the room. They’re dinosaurs crossing a river. Each time I play two excessive notes, they take two steps ahead and at any time when I play one decrease be aware, they take one step backwards. 

I completely love the Preschool Prodigies music curriculum, and pull their bells out at any time when I can! 

Parachute Enjoyable: We completely adore parachute video games and songs! As we speak we did a Dinosaur Race! Everybody stands and waves the parachute whereas I name out two children names to run beneath it and commerce locations. We ended with making a rainforest for the dinosaurs by pulling the parachute down by our ankles, lifting it excessive above our heads, stepping beneath it, and sitting down on the parachute, making a mushroom-y “ocean” above us. 

Stroll Round (the Moon) by Music With Nancy: I really like ending our parachute time with this! Everybody holds one deal with of the parachute and stroll in a circle…or soar, or regardless of the tune suggests. 😉  When it finishes, everybody sat on high of the parachute within the center, and the adults made a number of ultimate waves round all the children.

Goodbye Track: I am doing the identical tune for this because the Hi there Track, simply singing “Goodbye *title*.”  

I do know I’ve talked about this earlier than, but it surely’s associated so I am going to let you know once more! For those who’re searching for a music curriculum that teaches all of the music fundamentals like pitch, rhythm, and even studying notes I’ve a program that I 100% advocate!  Here is my affiliate hyperlink: Preschool Prodigies is totally “open and go!” AND your children be taught a musical instrument (bells) via this system! We are literally utilizing this as effectively, and ALL my children LOVE it (this consists of my preschoolers, elementary kiddos, and my middleschooler)!! Along with the bells curriculum for preschoolers, they’ve classes for recorder, ukulele, and extra!  I’m tremendous enthusiastic about this program and am sharing it with everybody I do know! I merely haven’t seen some other system as enjoyable and efficient for instructing music. 
I hope all of that is useful for you! Let me know should you use any of it in your Music Time!!

Glad Educating,


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