Creative Play for Early Years from Imaginary Leaps
Creative Play for Early Years

Music Creative Play Session

'Imaginary Leaps' presents Early Years music with Sian Phillips.

Sian is a musician and deeply believes in the benefits, music has as an art form for early years. Developing language, concentration and musical awareness through the immersive experience.
Facilitating music sessions with reception & KS 1 in schools, she also works with community family groups. Developing a repertoire of songs, movement, games and making junk percussion instruments for early years settings.

Sample session outline:
main aim, moving to a steady beat.

To look at curriculum areas of learning,and creative development, through working out rhythms,and exploring the sounds.

Age 3 to 5 years

15 min hello and warm up,and action song
hello everybody hello (sitting)
have you brought your speaking voice, yes I have, yes I have, whispering voice, singing voice, loud voice,happy voice, sad voice, robot,fairy.etc
(rhyme, standing) lets make a circle, a circle, a circle,
lets make a circle here today
lets clap our hands now
lets stamp our feet
nod our head etc

15 mins action songs, (standing)
jump jim joe, (partner)come dance with me, I am a tree,

15 min song and rhythm ( sticks and shakers, sitting)
hand out instruments, do rain sounds
(listening to me sing)I hear thunder song, hark don't you, pitter patter raindrops,i'm wet through, (they sing)
(tapping rhythm of I hear thunder song,)
(making up own words to the same tune,)
e.g tap your nose
close one eye
give your ears a tickle
wave goodbye ( to tune of frere jacques)

10 mins songs with puppets. (I introduce old macdonald and mouse puppets, sitting) sing through old macdonald song
miss mary mack (accordion) (winding down)

5 mins recap and goodbye song



recycled instruments are safe to play with

bang and blow


"Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech,
and it is above and beyond all words."

~Robert G. Ingersoll