1st Grade Music Lesson Plans (Set #2)

Emily Conroy
Grade Levels
Zip (151 MB|261 pages)
Digital Download
Digital Download
Share this resource
Emily Conroy


This product contains 20 first grade music lesson plans, 20 “lessons at a glance,” 10 original songs (with sound files), and 233 pages of resources to go along with the lessons! The lesson plans meet the National Core Arts Music Standards! Click on the preview to view 1 sample lesson plan and 19 other pages from this product.

This product includes both lessons AND resources; however, If you do not need formal lesson plans and would like to purchase the resources from this set separately, click the link below:

1st Grade Resources


Need more music lesson plans? Click below to view my first set of bundled lessons:

Elementary Music Lesson Plans (Bundled)



Included In This Product:

★20 1st Grade Music Lesson Plans. Lessons meet all of the National Core Arts Music Standards and were designed to last 50 minutes (this can vary depending on the skill and behavior of your students).

★Each lesson contains a shorter version called “lessons at a glance.” Each lesson at a glance contains the objective for that lesson, standards, new terms/concepts, songs, required materials, and optional materials. These are a great way to get a quick idea of what you will be teaching in each lesson as well as what materials you need without having to read through the entire lesson plan!

★1 Song list. This file contains a list of all the songs contained in the lessons as well as links to where you can find those songs and the lessons that those songs are used in. (NOTE: 10 of the 14 songs needed to teach these lessons are included in this product. The other four can be found for free on YouTube (SafeShare link provided) or can be downloaded on Amazon for around 99 cents per song. Links to those downloads are provided both in the lessons and in the song list.)

★233 pages of 1st grade resources (PowerPoint presentations, original song notation, posters, worksheets, word wall cards, and more!)

★Examples of resources included:

--8 original songs and 2 original warm-ups

All of the original songs include piano accompaniment. The piano accompaniment for each song requires beginner to moderate skill level. Sound files are included for each song and are in MP3 format. Recordings include both full score and accompaniment only. They were recorded using music notation software and do not include human voices singing the melody; although I recently added separate sound files of myself singing each melody to aid teachers who cannot read music.

--Music word wall cards that rhyme

--PowerPoint presentations introducing concepts such as tempo, dynamics, pitch, instrument families, the life and music of Duke Ellington, interactive rhythm cards, and more!

--PowerPoint presentations and listening glyphs to help students learn about music from the 1930’s

--Printable rhythm flash cards along with pictures and instructions for how to put them together

--Other printables including worksheets to practice drawing quarter notes/rests and eighth notes, rhythm icon composition activity, listening glyphs, writing prompts, and lyric sheets

--And much more!

★PowerPoint files come in both PDF and PowerPoint formats. All printables come in PDF. This product is not editable.

Information About The Lesson Plans:

★ Lessons are aligned to the National Core Arts Standards.

★Each lesson contains blank sections for the teacher’s name and the date they plan to teach the lesson.

★Lessons include the following sections: Objective (written as an “I Can” statement), Warm-Up, Anticipatory Set, Model, Guided Practice, and Independent Practice.

★Lessons include the following concepts:

Sing with accurate pitch

Play classroom instruments with appropriate technique

Review the difference between beat and rhythm

Perform rhythms using iconic notation

Identify incorrect rhythms using iconic notation

Draw quarter notes, quarter rests, and eighth notes

Perform rhythms consisting of quarter notes, quarter rests, and eighth notes

Listen and describe music from the 1930’s

Perform rhythms in standard notation using rhythm syllables

Demonstrate piano and forte dynamics

Demonstrate presto and largo tempos

Identify and describe a famous African American composer (Duke Ellington)

Demonstrate high and low pitches

Play a melody that contains two pitches

Listen and identify a melody

Compose a melody consisting of two pitches

Identify members of the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instrument families

Perform appropriately for an audience and respond to peer feedback

Important Notes About This Product:

✓A projector is required to use the PowerPoint presentations.

✓A Smart Board is not required but is helpful when utilizing portions of this resource. If you do not have a Smart Board in your classroom, simply allow students to click the mouse at your computer to view interactive features throughout the resource (some pages include clickable objects).

✓ Four of the lessons include PowerPoint presentations on the tambourine, triangle, cow bell, castanets, finger cymbals, and bongo drums. If you do not have these instruments in your classroom, I suggest showing the PowerPoint presentation and then using a different non-pitched percussion instrument for the remainder of the lesson. Two of the lessons require that students play simple melodies on a pitched instrument. Ideas of instruments to use for these lessons include bells and xylophones.

✓ Other materials needed to implement these lessons include: Two different colored soft balls, one button, non-pitched percussion instruments of your choice, pennies, colored pencils or crayons, scotch tape, sticky notes, and one stringed instrument of your choice (examples include a guitar, ukulele, or violin)


Other products from my store:

Music Assessments (K-5th Grades)

Music Rubrics

Elementary Music Curriculum and Song List, Simplified

Elementary Music Substitute Notebook (For the Non-Musical Sub)


Get credit for future purchases:

Please go to your "My Purchases" page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a "Provide Feedback" button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. I value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you.

Become a follower:

Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies, and product launches. Look for the red star near the top of any page within my store and click it to become a follower

Total Pages
261 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up