5th Grade Music Lesson Plans (Set #1)

Emily Conroy
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These 5th 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.

Note: I spend time teaching my 5th graders how to play the guitar. 13 of the 52 lessons included in this product are beginning guitar lessons. If you do not teach guitar at your school, and you purchase this product, you will have 39 original lesson plans that are not related to the guitar.

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 (5th 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 music 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 fifth 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 5th grade music students.
  • Instruction Pages

You will receive a PDF version of this product. To avoid copyright violations, the document is not editable.

Materials Needed:

About 90% of the materials needed to teach the lessons are included in this product. There are; however, a few outside products that are mentioned in the lessons:

  • One parachute big enough for your whole class. You can also use two parachutes and split each class up into two groups. I borrow mine from the P.E. teacher in my building, but you can also purchase various sizes on Amazon:

12' parachute on Amazon

20' parachute on Amazon

  • Student awards (for the final lesson). You can make your own awards or find them on TPT:

Music Awards (Color)

Music Awards (Black and White)

  • Supplies for students to create their own instruments. Supplies include plastic shopping bags (1 per student), scissors (one per student), colored construction paper (1 sheet per student), masking tape, markers, rulers, and glue.


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