Saturday, January 14, 2012

Preschool: Music Center

We kicked off January with our story about "David, the Music Maker". We have begun to memorize our verse, Ps 101:1 Sing praises to the Lord. We talked about what 'praises' are: good things, kind and loving words, expressions of love and admiration. We talked about some ways we can praise the Lord through music. We can use our bodies to dance (David danced before the Lord!) Our mouths can sing praises and our hands can play an instrument (or be an instruments) to praise the LORD! Then we practiced those very things!

We also briefly talked about words like, staff, note, treble clef, and bass clef. We talked about how we where notes are located on a staff will tell us what key to play on the piano or what buttons to push on other instruments. We talked about how different looking notes tell us how long to play the note. I kept it very basic. Not too much detail. Just wanting to expose them to the concept. Then I came up with this little center.

We rolled freezer paper onto the back of our TT cabinet.  Mrs. Knight drew a music staff on the freezer paper.  One with a bass clef, one with a treble clef. We put out scissors, clipart music notes ( to be cut apart) and glue sticks. They kids created their own preschool song, and a beautiful art piece. LOVE IT!


  1. Wow! What a lesson. Thank you for visiting Crafty Moms Share. I'm following you back and am loving what I see so far.

  2. LOVE THIS!!! You have such great and fun content on your blog. I'm so glad I found you.. I'm following you now as well :)


  3. LOVE it!!! Fun, Creative, Ingenious!!! :) Stopping by from TGIF! You're newest follower...


  4. I love this craft. My oldest is a piano wizard she is 12 but my youngest wants to be. This would be such a fun project for my girls to do together. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi, I just found your blog and am your newest follower! This is such an awesome idea! I'm a speech pathologist who specializes in preschoolers, so I love finding other preschool blogs! I'd LOVE for you to share this at my Thrifty Thursday linky party, where we share free or nearly free learning activities. This is PERFECT for it! Feel free to share a couple a week!

  6. Love your music center! I love introducing music concepts early, when they are eager little sponges! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =-)