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Lesson Zone™ Elementary Music Lesson Plans from MakingMusicFun.net

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Get lesson plans for the music classroom that are sure to send the fun into overdrive!


Music Lesson Plans for Steady Beat

Browse lesson plans that keep kids moving and having fun while teaching them to hear and reproduce a steady beat.

Entry Kentry | A Passing Game/Grade 2-6
Jump the Hoop | Steady Beat Game/Grade 2-6
Touchdown | Steady Beat/Math Fact Game/Grade 2-6
The Wee Little Scare | Steady Beat/Grade 2-3


Music Lesson Plans for Tempo

Browse lesson plans that define music tempo terms and provide examples in live and recorded music.

Pick a Bale of Cotton | Tempo Terms/Grade 1-3


Music Lesson Plans for Rhythm

Browse lesson plans that teach basic rhythms with hands-on music making activities and games.

Battle of the Bands | Quarter Note, Quarter Rest and Eighth Note/Cooperative Groups/Grade 3-6
John Kanaka | Quarter Note, Quarter Rest and Eighth Note/Grade 2-4
I Caught a Fish Alive | Quarter Note and Eighth Note/Grade K-2
I'm as Free a Little Bird | Syncopation/Grade 2-3
Mystery Message Game | Quarter Note/Rest and Eighth Note/Grade 2-6
Run From The Farmer | Syncopation/Grade 2-3
Slap Happy Music Math | Rhythmic Value Game/Grade 2-6
Tic-Tac-Toe | Basic Rhythms and Rests/Grade 2-6
Who Has the Candy in Their Pocket | Rhythms and Rests/Grade 2-4



Music Lesson Plans for Pitch

Browse lesson plans that teach musical pitch with activity lessons and games that are sure to send the fun into overdrive.

I Know an Old Lady | Introduction to Intervals/Grade 2-5
CodeMaker! | Note Naming Lesson Plan/Grade 4-6
Melody Map | An Introduction to Melodic Contour/Grade 2-4
Mi-Do-Do Game | An Introduction to Solfege/Grade 2-4
Mortimer | An Introduction to Solfege/Grade 2-3
Mystery Message Game | Pitch Compare and Contrast/Grade 2-6
Name That Tune | Music Game and Worksheet/Grade 4-6
Color-by-Note | Music Lesson Plan and Worksheets (Note Names)/Grade K-3


Music Lesson Plans for Texture

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Music Lesson Plans for Musical Symbols

Browse lesson plans that teach students to read and write musical notation.

Music Symbol Swat | Music Symbol Swat Game/ Grade 3-5


Music Lesson Plans for Musical Form

Browse lesson plans that teach students musical form through movement and listening maps and glyphs.

Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks | ABA Form/Grade 1-2
Bow, Wow, Wow | Round/Grade 2-6
Hungarian Dance No.5 | AABBCDAB Codetta/Grade 2-6
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) | Form/Grade 2-6
Messiah/Hallelujah Chorus (Handel) | Listening Map/Grade 2-6
Michael Row the Boat Ashore | Call and Response/Grade 2-3
Rhythm Go "Round" | Round/Grade 3-6
Skittle, Skittle, Skittle, Ski | Canon/Grade 2-6
Trashin' the Camp/Tarzan | AABA Form/Grade 2-3
Twinkle, Twinkle, Changing Star | Theme and Variations/Grade 2-4
Viennese Musical Clock | Rondo/Grade 2-3


Music Lesson Plans for Meter and Time Signature

Browse lesson plans that teach students about meter and time signature through movement and get your music students smiling from ear to ear.

Beat Tag | Meter Game/Grade 2-5
Meter, Meter, 3-4-5 | Meter Activity/Grade 2-4


Music Lesson Plans for Music Dynamics

Browse lesson plans that teach students dynamics through manipulative-based lessons and games.

Boom Chicka Boom | Piano and Forte/Grade K-1
Musical Easter Egg Hunt | Piano, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Forte/Grade 1-6


Music Lesson Plans for Music from Diverse Cultures (World Music)

Browse lesson plans that teach students about music and cultures from around the world.

Aiken Drum | Unit Wrap-Up Activity/Grade 1-3
Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks | ABA Form/Grade 1-2
Hungarian Dance No.5 | AABBCDAB Codetta/Grade 2-6
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) | Form/Grade 2-6
Messiah/Hallelujah Chorus (Handel) | Listening Map/Grade 2-6
Surprise Symphony (Haydn) | Listening Map and Lesson/Grade 3-4
Peter and the Wolf | Leitmotif/Grade 1-3
Viennese Musical Clock | Rondo/Grade 2-3


Music Lesson Plans for Listening (Listening Maps and Listening Glyphs)

Browse lesson plans that teach students about music with listening maps and glyphs, or give them a chance to compare and contrast musical scores with Venn diagrams.

O Danny Boy | Compare and Contrast/Grade 2-4
Haydn Surprise Symphony | Listening Map and Lesson/Grade 3-4
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) | Form/Grade 2-6
Messiah/Hallelujah Chorus (Handel) | Listening Map/Grade 2-6


Music Lesson Plans for Movement

Browse lesson plans that teach students about music through movement.

John Kanaka | Eighth Note, Quarter Note and Quarter Rest
Run From The Farmer | Syncopation/Grade 2-3
Trashin' the Camp/Tarzan | AABA Form/Grade 2-3
Viennese Musical Clock | Rondo/Grade 2-3


Music Lesson Plans for Instruments of the Orchestra

Browse lesson plans that teach students about the instruments of the orchestra.

Zin, Zin, Zin A Violin | Musical Instrument Identification Game/Grade 2-6


Music Lesson Plans for Musical Style

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Music Lesson Plans for Great Composers

Browse lesson plans that teach students about the lives, music, and culture of our great composers.

Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks (Mussorgsky) | ABA Form/Grade 1-2
Flight of the Bumblebee Game (Rimsky-Korsakov) | Unit Wrap-Up Activity/Grade 1-3
Gymnopedie (Erik Satie) | Movement Activity/Grade 1-3
Hungarian Dance No.5 (Brahms) | AABBCDAB Codetta/Grade 2-6
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) | Form/Grade 2-6
Messiah/Hallelujah Chorus (Handel) | Listening Map/Grade 2-6
Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) | Leitmotif/Grade 1-3
Surprise Symphony (Haydn) | Listening Map and Lesson/Grade 3-4
Viennese Musical Clock (Kodaly) | Rondo/Grade 2-3


Music Lesson Plans for Same/Different (Compare/Contrast)

Browse lesson plans that teach students to compare and contrast musical scores.

Gymnopedie (Erik Satie) | Movement Activity/Grade 1-3


Music Lesson Plans for Music Composition

Browse lesson plans that provide students with an easy introduction to the world of music composition and an opportunity to compose their own music.

Down by the Bay | Composing and Drawing/Grade K-1
Pizza Man, Pizza Man | Composing/Grade 2-4
Star Wars Rap | Composing/Grade 2-4


Music Lesson Review Games

Browse our lesson plan review games for the music classroom that are flexible enough to allow you to review a wide variety of lessons.

Slap Happy Music Math | Rhythmic Value Game/Grade 2-6
Suck It Up! | Music Lesson Review Game/Grade 2-6
Tic-Tac-Toe | Basic Rhythms and Rests/Grade 2-6