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Music & Movement

Main Core Tie

Early Childhood Education I
Strand 2 Standard 2

Time Frame

1 class periods of 90 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups

Life Skills

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication




Lesson on teaching creative movement and songs to children. Includes creative movement activity with evaluation of multiple intelligence usage. Activity for demonstration of ability to teach a song.


Power point projector, CD player for music to accompany whale activity. 2 copies of lists of nursery rhymes cut up as a way to group students. Copies of songs to hand out for changing activity.

Background for Teachers



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Lesson Plan and instruction for activities included.

Student Prior Knowledge

Any experience teaching children songs would be helpful. Background in dance or music would also help.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will successfully demonstrate ability to teach a song to the class. Successful completion of quiz on information.

Instructional Procedures


Present Power point presentation. During which you will do the "Whale activity". Do "Changeable Song activity" at the end. See Lesson Plan.

Assessment Plan

Students will demonstrate ability to teach a child's song, as they teach the class a song. Quiz on information.

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"Teaching Music" by R. Elliott op.cit.p.23. "Follow Me Too" by M. Torbert & L. Schneider ISBN#0-210-81597-4. "Feeling Strong, Feeling Free: Movement Exploration for Young Children" By M. Sullivan (NAEYC) ISBN# 0-912674-82-2.


Created: 06/28/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018