Candle Burning Bright Preschool Music Lesson Plan 10 (Copy)


We don’t call it our “secret weapon” for nothing. it’s what the professionals use for taking control of a loud classroom. Your new secret to achieving a perfectly quiet class in a matter of seconds is to light a candle, but, as we know, a candle by itself won’t fascinate them for long. Here’s what to do to settle them by singing the song – Candle Burning Bright. 1. Simply light your candle, put it  on a low table and sit still next to it—don’t say a word.  2. Gesture to one child to come and sit on the floor near you, gather a few more in this way. 3. Hold up your index finger, blow on it “wh” and quickly fold it down. 4. Ask one child to step up and blow the candle out at the end of the song when you sing the words “gently blow you out”. You and the others blow on your finger (pretend candle) and fold it down. 5. Continue choosing different children to taking a turn until everyone has gathered and is still.


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Candle Burning Bright Preschool Music Lesson Plan 10

Wondering about the forces of nature is high on the list of favorite things for the 3 and 4 year-old. The flickering candle flame gives light and heat but it also offers danger so it needs to be managed reverently and safely. We use them often for birthdays so try this new one – Ten Little Candles. Candles are for special occasions like this Lantern Song. And, most importantly, they give light in darkness as in this lovely song – Sends a Rainbow. So here is a lesson that fosters natural curiosity about fire and light and at the same time pays tribute to the technology of candles. They are an important contribution to human advancement. Add this one to your “child calming” bank of resources—download it today. We’re so convinced that we’ll give you a refund withing 31 days of purchase if you don’t find it calming.

What you’ll gain by using this teaching resource

  1. Happy and responsive preschoolers aged 3-5 who develop their cognitive skills by thinking about the stimulating new content you introduce and by playfully solving musical problems like – making sound from instruments; keeping up with the beat; responding to cues to start and stop moving, singing and playing
  2. Wonderful music sessions specifically designed to stimulate language development in preschoolers aged 3-5 – you’ll find this plan is full of intriguing ideas that spark creative thinking and music-making
  3. A delightful way to monitor and assess children’s physical development as they handle the instruments, move their small muscles in the games and move their whole body through space in time in the drama and dance activities
  4. Friendly preschoolers who learn how to self-regulate their social and emotional expressions – so important for self-understanding and getting along with others during this crucial stage of development
  5. Enormous benefits in language development from the songs because the children learn new vocabulary, become better listeners and tune in to the rhythm of the words in more and more complex sentences (the parents will wonder how you taught their child to sing so many songs to the point where they burst into song and make up their own!)
  6. You feel confident teaching your group because the lesson is prepared in advance so that you are able to successfully lead the children and if something does go wrong, you have another activity ready so you can engage the preschoolers in a completely new fun thing to do. (Instead of cringing over disastrous moments you can tell your colleagues how you saved the situation in a flash!)
  7. You save hours of weekend and evening lesson planning time – no more homework time spent writing down the learning opportunities, finding the music, thinking up activities appropriate for the age, working out a topic that brings everything together – it’s all done for you in one neat package.

What you receive in your purchase

Instantly downloadable zip file containing a pdf and multiple mp3s:

  • 32 page educator’s booklet pdf that includes 10 lyric charts ready to read on screen or to print (Title: Biddiss, Carol 2013 ICandle Burning Bright Sing and Play Part 10 Singing In My Heart Musical Child: Adelaide.)
  • A digital music double-album with all the mp3s you need to learn the songs quickly. Includes all the musical recordings for 8 different song titles. You receive 16 mp3s including 8 karaoke tracks to back you up singing “live” and 8 matching vocal tracks. You also get all the lyrics on charts that you can display in your room so that other adults can sing along with you – or if parents visit your room, they can see what the preschoolers have been learning.
  • In the printable written booklet there are 10 different activities detailing exactly what to do to keep the children actively engaged for the whole time – you also get background notes on why these are the right songs and activities for this age. In the learning outcomes, there’s a specific section detailing how the children might develop in their language and speech. As an added plus you can see the main musical concepts featured. There are also simple scores with chords and you get suggestions for Classical music to play for cultural enrichment.
  • This flexible lesson plan lasts you for at least 2 weeks – you can split it up into segments over several days or run it for up to 45 minutes once a week for 2 or 3 weeks – there’s so much variety and change of pace that it can work in many ways. And when you know the songs, you can sing them whenever you like!
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