Words and Music for Early Learners Pre Kindergarten Students

Words & Music

for Early Learners

Since 1979, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has helped students tell their stories through its innovative Words & Music program.

  • On Site Program
  • Online Program
  • Professional Development
  • Program Length

    120 minutes

  • grade levels

    PreK - K

  • group size

    15-20 Students

  • curricular connections

    Music, Language Arts

  • select standards

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4, National Association for Music Education Standards 6-9

Social-Emotional Learning Through Music

Words and Music for Early Learners LogoWords & Music for Early Learners is a hybrid video and live program for grades Pre-K – K that builds early literacy skills and social and emotional learning through music, movement, and lyric writing. The program includes three asynchronous pre-recorded video lessons that teach students about the parts of a song and themes.

After students view the videos, they participate in a 30-minute live lesson (in-person or virtual, scheduled ahead of time) taught by a museum educator and a professional songwriter. During the live lesson, students will choose a theme, contribute ideas, and co-write a song with a songwriter!

Here's How It Works

Step 1

Schedule a 30-minute live lesson taught by a museum educator and songwriter by completing a School Group Reservation Form (in-person at the Museum or your school) or Virtual and Distance Learning Reservation Form (via FieldTripZoom).

Step 2

Assign students (at home or in class) to watch the video lessons below.

Download Virtual Lesson Plan

Step 3

You’re ready for your live lesson! Be sure you have confirmed your date and time with a museum educator. For virtual programs, you will need a computer with video and audio capabilities to connect via Zoom. (A meeting room link will be shared via email.)

Step 4

Complete our post-lesson survey.

Lesson Videos

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