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First Grade Skills: Music

Fine arts activities are designed to encourage the creative abilities of the child and to promote the development of fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

  • Develop a beginning music vocabulary.
  • Listen to and sing various types of music.
  • Improve coordination and express creativity through motions that keep time with music.
  • Develop an ability to understand a song’s message.
  • Repeat rhythmic patterns using clapping or instruments.
  • Compose lyrics to a song.
  • Understand the meaning of the lyrics of a patriotic song.
  • Learn a safety song.
  • Listen to and sing a traditional Scottish folk song.
  • Play a kazoo following a rhythm pattern.