Kindergarten – Tempo Lesson Plan “Get on Board”

Tempo Lesson Plan – Kindergarten

K – Tempo Lesson Plan PowerPoint

This lesson plan, with accompanying PowerPoint, is designed to teach kindergarten students about tempo. The children learn about fast and slow tempos while singing a song about the Underground Railroad and learning a little about slave songs. The lesson plan is based off of one in the Making Music textbook, though I have modified it and created a PowerPoint to go along with it. Feel free to yoink this, but please credit me if you use it for an assignment.


Kindergarten Lessons on Tempo, Beat, Rhythm, and Notation:

1. Get on Board

2. Grinding Corn

3. Spider Beat

4. Little Bear’s Beat

5. Snails on the Beat

About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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7 Responses to Kindergarten – Tempo Lesson Plan “Get on Board”

  1. olyn alexander says:

    I loved this super, where did you get the power point so i can create them for other music lesson

    • Eowyn Fair says:

      Actually, I made it! I got the lesson from the “Making Music” curriculum series (Kindergarten version, of course) and took what I needed from it for my lesson, then designed the PowerPoint to fit. The images I found online and the template was on the Microsoft PowerPoint downloads page. 🙂 Feel free to use the PowerPoint if you want to!

  2. Pingback: Kindergarten – Beat and Rhythm Lesson Plan – “Grinding Corn” | Adventures of a Music Teacher

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