The Melodies in Motion Curriculum for Preschoolers
7 Step Class Curriculum! - Simply follow the numbers to teach the class.
- Take two pieces of felt or fabric squares.
- Draw, paint or sew tree shapes onto
the front piece.
- Sew three sides together.
- Stuff with stuffing. - Sew the fourth side!
Life Readiness Lessons:
Self-regulation, Self-Control, Empowerment
Being grounded in this go- go- go world
can be a challenge! The Tree Song teaches easy
grounding techniques in a fun song with a slow
steady beat that brings to light the tree visual
as they Grow Up So High and Go Down So Low
to firmly rooted like a tree!
Time to Get Grounded!
3. Discuss Life Readiness Lesson
4. Dance the Melodies in Motion!
• 1. Watch the INTRO video to see what moves you will be doing!
• 2, Then watch the the full Melodies in Motion video.
• 3. Teacher dance with the video in background. (Kids may join in.)
• 4. Everyone dance!
*Repeat if you wish.
* The Motions are suggestions that tell a story and introduce basic Yoga standing poses and sign language to students. BUT KIDS CAN DANCE HOWEVER THEY WISH! Just have them start and come back to same place and, of course, respect other's space.
Song Lyrics • Tree Song
1. INTRO VIDEO
2. The Melodies in Motion - FULL VIDEO
5. Color Worksheets
Choose (or do both!)
• Life Readiness Lesson Worksheet.
Leading questions to ask as kids as they color:
- What colors are leaves in summer? In spring? Or fall?
- The trees grow and change a little at a time, just like we do!
• Matching Game.
- Color, cut out, and play the matching game!
7. Take Home Coloring Page
If there is time, or need to keep kids busy while waiting for next class, here is another coloring page with the song illustration and Melody Motto.
*They can also take it home to color it and remember all the good things from today!
• Melody MOTTO coloring page
For the Classroom
CLASSROOM MOTTO FLIER
Hang the Classroom Motto flier on the wall to remind kids and parents what Life Readiness Lesson you are learning today!
• Tree Song
HEART'S HOME BASE
For the Melodies in Motion dance time you can create a heart (or color this page) for each child so that they start and come back to the same place. A yoga mat, pillow, or towel can also be used.
HEART'S HOME - OPTIONAL COLORING PAGE
• My Heart's Home Base for The Melodies in Motion dances
(Can also use felt, fabric, etc. to make the heart!)