Spring Music Lesson Plans for preschool and elementary

  • Spring Music Lesson Plans for preschool and elementary can be found in Music Box by using the Search feature at the top right on the menu bar. Several of my favorites are "All Around the Gardener's Bench," and "I Plant a Little Seed," from Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moo-sic . And as long as we’re singing about dirt, you may want to consider the very popular “Lots of Worms.” Of course, I love using all my puppets and props for these. Here’s a few things I use:

    "All Around the Gardener's Bench," I use tinsel for the rain. Children can have one or two strands in each hand and you have beautiful rainfall!   Rain sticks are also added. Little dancers pop up with yellow scarves for the sun, chimes are played from low to high for a beautiful sunrise. I have “critter” hats and headbands with ears for those who choose to sneak in to eat the flowers.  The child playing the farmer wears a bandana and tries to catch the critters. Then he gives up and puts more flower seeds in the ground, repeat and repeat! 

    "I Plant a Little Seed," from Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moo-sic needs sun and rain so use the same props as “All Around the Gardener’s bench.”  For “Lots of Worms,” I use my body bag, a tight fitting fabric that is hilarious to step into, pull up over head and wiggle like a worm while everyone giggles and squeals with delight.  HA. So entertaining! Watch this in Music Box Videos, and see what one of our Music Box friends did for her critter concert. The best worm dancing I’ve seen!

    “Who's That Hatching" and “Mister Sun are classics from In All Kinds of WeatherKids Make Music

    I hope you can enjoy some sunshine this spring while playing triangles, finger cymbals, glockenspiels with "Mister Sun!" 


    Books with CDs are at www.musicrhapsody.com

    Downloads of printed lessons, music and recordings are at www.lynnkleinersmusicbox.com

    Questions?   Need more ideas?  Click Forum, Ask Lynn Questions and I’m happy to help.

    Thanks for bringing music to the lives of your students and families.


    Happy Spring!  

    Lynn Kleiner

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  • Jennifer Ross
    Jennifer Ross Great ideas! We are loving All Around the Gardener's Bench in PreK and Kdgn. :)
    March 31, 2016
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner I can't wait to get out my critter hats and tinsel and join you!
    March 31, 2016