Spring Lesson Plan Ideas 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 Weather, Kids 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

  • Brendan McCreary
    Brendan McCreary Did you already mention Creatures of the Garden?? This is one of my kids' FAVORITES! Which book is that from again? I know that I have seen this one in the SMR lesson plans/videos but I can't recall if it comes from a MR book??
    April 8, 2014
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner Kids Can Listen, Kids Can Move! I have used this one with children since 1981 and still love it. Kids beg for it, just like Run Run in the same collection. The inspiration behind the eggs comes from Donna Brink Fox! This idea comes from her. She...  more
    April 9, 2014
  • William Rustrum
    William Rustrum Just to piggyback a bit on Sami's post about Colored Eggs, I have put other strange things in the eggs such as pennies, bells, pebbles, and seeds. The children seem to like hearing different things in each other's eggs. So they shake it in each other's to...  more
    April 10, 2014
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner Yes, its so exciting for them to be able to open them up and see whats inside. I just have to remember to not do rice. what a mess. HA.
    April 12, 2014