This page is for Preschool Piano Lessons that utilize the Anybody Can Play PIANO app,
which is the endlessly patient practice tutor for the student.
These lessons are appropriate for use in preschools as well as for homeschoolers and parents.
Teaching young children how to play the piano intiates tremendous brain development. The Anybody Can Play PIANO app can be used independently by a child as young as 3, so is a great practice tutor. I am now adding activity sheets and games with detailed instructions that can be used by teachers and parents for teaching additional music theory and technique. I am also putting some of these activities onto videos for YouTube, called "Tidbits" since each is a small tidbit of musical knowledge. I will add some of them to this page as well when appropriate to an activity.
To go to the Tidbit page with direct YouTube links, click
And now....the Freebie PDFs List! All include detailed instructions for use.
This PDF describes the initial presentation for children in the preschool setting
The images and activity sheets used in the presentation are all individual PDFs since many are used in later settings.
To download these giant keys, click
To download these giant keys with the pink and blue crayons,
Giant Keys with Crayons.
To download this color coded right hand, click Color Coded Right Hand.
***A Tidbit Video: FINGER COLORS: RH: TICK TOCK: click here
To download this pink and blue color coded right hand,
Pink and Blue color coded hand.
To download the Tick Tock practice sheet,
Tick Tock Take Home Sheet.
To download the giant quarter notes, click
Giant Quarter Note.
To download the giant flowers, click
These quarter notes are for "walking" along those shoe steps since quarter notes just "walk, walk, walk, walk". The Shoe Steps are included on the walking quarter note PDF as well as a separate PDF.
To download these walking quarter notes, click
Walking Quarter Notes.
To download the green grass shoe print sheet, click
The brief "manual" for Tick Tock uses the presentation PDFs plus the practice keyboard for those children who do not yet have the App and a keyboard. (Coming soon.)
To download this Tick Tock Practice Sheet. click
Tick Tock Practice Sheet..
By this time, children are progressing at their own pace, so activity sheets, games, etc. can be done when appropriate. The Hot Cross Buns song is used many times for learning about beats and measures when the children are actually on different songs already. (Coming soon.)
This is simply a coloring activity...Fill in the notehead so both notes are quarter notes.
To download the quarter note to color, click
Color the quarter note.
A tracing activity.....
To download this tracing exercise, click
Trace the note.
Credit card sized quarter, half and eighth note flashcards...
To download the credit card sized quarter notes, click
Credit Card Quarter Notes.
To download the credit card sized half and eighth notes, click
Credit Card Half and Eighth Notes.
Giant half notes.....and the smaller "walk wait" half notes with the green grass shoe prints....
To download the giant half note, click
Giant Half Note.
To download the walk wait half notes and green grass shoe print sheet,
Walk Wait half notes.
Giant eighth notes: right side up, upside down, and multiple
To download these different types of eighth notes, click
Giant Eighth notes.
...And our running eighth notes with the green grass shoe prints!
To download these running eighth notes, click
Running Eighth notes.
Practice tracing those notes.
To download this tracing activity sheet, click
This is a patterning exercise - finding those 2 and 3 black key groups.
To download this activity sheet, click
Finding key groups.
***A "Tidbit" video: KEY PATTERNING: click here
***Another Tidbit video: CIRCLE THE 3s: click here
***And another Tidbit video: Circle the 2S: click here
These key strips fit over the black keys so the children can find the proper keys on the keyboard when it is difficult to "translate" from the computer screen. Some are marked for certain songs and others are blank - another exercise in patterning and positioning!
To download these Key Strips, click
Giant keys with coding for Hot Cross Buns...a tapping exercise with plastic clothespins....Fun!!
To download this color coded giant 2 black key group, click
Two Black Key Group color coded.
Three levels of music beat activities using the Hot Cross Buns song.
To download "walk, walk wait, and run run" beat boxes for tapping with our fun plastic clothespin,
Hot Cross Buns Beat Boxes with arrows.
To download beat boxes with beat numbers added, click
Beat Boxes with beat numbers.
To download beat boxes for counting through Hot Cross Buns,
Beat Boxes for Hot Cross Buns.
Our Giant Whole Note: walk wait wait wait -
our walking whole notes.
To download that giant whole note, click
Giant Whole Note.
To download those walk wait wait wait whole notes and green grass shoe prints, click
WalkWaitWaitWait Whole Notes.
These are "drive around" activities for the students who are in the process of learning
the letter names of the piano keys.
To download that giant A, click
To download that giant B, click
To download that giant C, click
To download that giant D, click
To download that giant E, click
To download that giant F, click
To download that giant G, click
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