Lesson Plan#: AELP-MUS0009
Submitted by: Kim Stavenau
Endorsed by: Don Descy
Mankato State University Date: March 18, 1998
Grade Level(s): Kindergarten, 1, 2
Singing and dancing has been a tradition in many cultures. A simple song can brighten a students mood or the classroom. An example of a mood lifting song is the The Three Little Monkeys.
Goal: Students will learn a song and improve their motor skills.
Objectives: The students will be able to perform the song and dance without help from the teacher or peers.
Young students love to learn actions to new songs. The song included in this lesson is similar to a chant and it allows the students to put some creative actions with the words. The students can take the words from this song and put new actions with it or the students could take a song they already know and make up actions to match the words.
Concepts: The students will be able to:
1. sing and do the actions for The Three Little Monkeys.
2. make up actions to a song they already know.
1. Teach the students the words to the song.
2. Teach the students the actions to the song.
3. Practice the song with the actions until all of the students feel comfortable.
**Song was adapted from the following site on the internet: http://www.kididdles.com/mouseum/t039.html
When the students are asked, they can sing the song and perform the actions to the song the way we learned them in class.