1st Grade Music Lesson Plans (Set #1)

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These first grade music lesson plans contain 52 lessons for the whole school year! Please click on the “preview” of this product to view sample lessons from this set.

Click below to view my other set of first grade music lessons that includes resources and mp3 sound files:

First Grade Music Lesson Plans

IMPORTANT NOTE: The resources mentioned in these lessons are sold in a separate product. The resources contain PowerPoint presentations, song notation, worksheets, posters, and other resources that are mentioned throughout the lessons. Visit the link below to view the resources product:

Music Resources (1st Grade)


To save money by purchasing this product in a bundle, click the link below:

Elementary Music Lesson Plans (Bundled)

To purchase other products that were designed to go with these lessons, visit the links below:

Music Assessments (K-5th Grades)

Elementary Music Curriculum and Song List, Simplified


These lesson plans are meant to serve as a general road map for your elementary music lesson planning. They give guidelines for when to teach certain musical concepts along with game and activity ideas. You can use these plans in conjunction with your own music lessons or stand alone. Most songs listed in the music lessons are from the Share the Music textbook series, Music K-8, or pop culture. If you don't have access to any of these resources, many of the songs are accessible through Amazon and iTunes. When possible, I have included links to free recordings of the songs on YouTube.

Included In This Product:

  • 52 first grade music lesson plans!
  • Lessons include the following sections: warm-up, anticipatory set, modelling, guided practice, and independent practice.
  • Lessons include various combinations of song, game, and activity ideas. They also teach a variety of musical concepts appropriate for 1st grade music students.
  • Cover and Instruction Pages

NOTE: You will receive PDF and PowerPoint versions of this product. To avoid copyright violations, the document is not editable.

Materials Needed:

About 95% of the materials needed to teach the lessons are included in this product. There are three outside books that are mentioned in the lessons. Each book is only required for one lesson:

  • "The Tortoise and the Hare" (any version will work)
  • "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" (any version will work, but I like the one by Jan Brett)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Book

  • “Old MacDonald had a Farm" (any version will work, but I like the one by Carol Jones)

Old MacDonald had a Farm book

I encourage you to check with your school or local library to see if they have any of these books. You may also want to consider asking classroom teachers in your building to see if they have any of them. You can also skip these parts of the lessons (you will still have approximately 50 first grade lessons!). In addition to these three books, you will also need access to stuffed animals and student award certificates (for the final lesson). You can make your own awards or find them on TPT:

Music Awards (Color)

Music Awards (Black and White)


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