Storybook Lesson Plans
Ten musical lesson plans for preschoolers based around popular children's books
The Storybook Lesson Plans bundle features ten lesson plans, each constructed around a different popular children's book that preschoolers are likely to know and love.
Books included are:
- "Little Blue Truck" by Alice Schertle
- "Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes!" by Eric Litwin and James Dean
- "How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?" by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
- "Good Night Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown
- "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" by Laura Numeroff
- "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen
- "Llama Llama Red Pajama" by Anna Dewdney
- "Mouse Paint" by Ellen Walsh
- "Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed" by Eileen Christelow
- "The Watermelon Seed" by Greg Pizzoli
Each lesson features a playlist, ranging from popular songs to rewritten versions of common children's tunes. It will have your class singing, dancing, counting, and more.
Most of the lessons require nothing more unusual than egg shakers. These are all lessons that can be conducted by virtually anyone - minimal musical knowledge is required.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this a physical product?
A: No, it's a series of downloadable PDFs. You will be able to print them afterwards.
Q: Am I getting the product right away?
A: Yes. Once you purchase the lesson plans you will be able to access everything you need.
Q: What does each lesson plan have?
A: Each lesson plan includes simple instructions for activities to help kids experience their favorite stories in a new way. For each story, you can expect to find a handful of fun popular and children's songs to add to your playlist, sheet music for simple thematic songs to sing with kids and tons of ideas for activities that go along perfectly with each story.
Q: Where can I get the books/music?
A: If you don’t have these books on your shelf already, your local library or children’s resale shop does! And they’re all available through most of the normal retailers as well. Music is available through Amazon Music, Spotify, or your favorite streaming service. You'll get a link to a Spotify playlist that includes all of the pre-recorded songs.
Q: Do I need to print these out?
A: While they are meant to be printed out, and they’ll even look good in grayscale if you want to save the money there, they don’t need to be - you can put them on a phone or tablet and work just fine from there!
Q: Do I need a lot of supplies?
A: Most of these need nothing more than the book in question, some egg shakers or other small instruments, and a Bluetooth speaker.
Hello! I'm Megan Desmarais and I'm a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. I maintain a busy piano studio in Tulsa, OK that includes students of all ages, 0 and up. Teaching preschoolers to love music is one of the highlights of my week. I've seen firsthand how beneficial it has been for my own children to be exposed to structured music time starting at birth. As a piano teacher, my studio is bursting with students who have been learning music their whole lives. They thrive in piano lessons because learning music is already second-nature to them. Whether you're a teacher or a parent, I'd love to help you nurture the littlest musicians.
Follow along with my piano studio on Pianissimo, A Very Piano Blog (verypiano.com) and on Facebook at Teach Preschool Music.