Looking for fun and engaging lessons this fall? I've included some of my favorites, as well as fun original compositions so you've got something new! This bundle includes lessons and activities for grades K-5.
Note: All lessons include colorful, thorough slides for teaching the songs. Most lessons also include movement activities, orffestrations, and printables.
Fall/Autumn Themed Lessons/Activities:
“Leaves” – melodic direction lesson appropriate for K-2
“The Pumpkin Patch” – an original mi so la lesson that is fun for 1-2
“Apple Tree” – do mi so la lesson with lots of printables and a partner song
“Hop Old Squirrel” – do re mi lesson appropriate for recorder
“Flight Night” – a original do re mi lesson get your students thinking about making musical choices and adding instrumentation
“Let Us Chase The Squirrel” – a do re mi so lesson with composition and ear-training extensions
“Who Has Seen the Wind” – a low la lesson for recorder fun
“Canoe Song” and “Land of the Silver Birch” – a partner song and composition lesson
Halloween Themed Lessons/Activities
“Spooky Music Unit” – This best seller is great for covering music listening, composers, music history, musical terms (dynamics, tempo, and more) with older grades while including opportunities for descriptive writing.
“Pitch Potion” – a do re mi game
“Halloween” – a original do re mi so la lesson and game with tons of vocal and instrument ostinatos
“Pumpkin, Pumpkin” – a do re mi so la lesson with lots of printables and orffestration
“Boo the Ghost” – an original do re mi so la lesson older students will love with printables
UPDATED 09/08****** "Old Mother Witch" - a mi and so lesson with printables for practice, assessment, ear-training and composition - plus a fun game (for K-2)
UPDATED 09/15****** "Dry bones" - a low la/low so and syncopa/tika-ti practice lesson for older students, "Old Mrs. Witch" - a low la practice lessons for older students, "The Owl and The Wind" - a autumn-themed speech piece with movement and orffestration for younger students
UPDATED 09/22 - Autumn Folder Games - includes three printable manila folder games for K-2 - great for practicing quarter note and eighth note pair - works well with subs
UPDATED 09/22 - "The Night the Candy Corns Escaped" - this cute story will get your younger students using basic rhythms in a tasty way
UPDATED 09/29 - "Halloween and Fall Low La Practice Activities" - these colorful printables (with ideas for use) are great for older students who are working with low la and using basic recorder pitches (B-A-G-E)
UPDATED 10/06 - "Spider Web Instrument Family Game" - Students must match the instruments (on spider cards) to the correct family (on webs). 24 instruments are included.
UPDATED 10/12 - "Potion Pitches" - 7 printable matching games for mi/so, mi/so/la, do/mi/so/la, do/re/mi, low la, b-a-g- recorder, and treble clef pitches
More is on the way with weekly updates from now until Halloween - check back for updates
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