Kindergarten Animal Sounds Lesson Plan Example

Topic: Animal sounds

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify different animal sounds and their corresponding names.


  • Picture cards with various animals (e.g. dog, cat, cow, monkey, etc.)
  • Music player or mobile device with a selection of animal sound recordings (e.g. dog barking, cat meowing, etc.)
  • Index cards and pens


  • Ask students if they have ever seen or met any animals before.
  • Ask them to name some animals they have seen or met.
  • Write the names of the animals on the board or on an index card.

Direct instruction

  • Introduce the concept of animal sounds.
  • Tell the students that some animals make different sounds to communicate with each other.
  • Ask the students to think of some animal sounds they have heard before. Write these on the board or on an index card.
  • Play some short, simple tunes on the piano or keyboard, such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb" or "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
  • Have the students listen to the tunes and try to identify the animal sound that goes with each tune.
  • Encourage the students to listen carefully and try to identify the animal sound, not just the tune.

Guided practice

  • Divide the class into small groups.
  • Give each group a set of flash cards with pictures of different animals.
  • Have the students work with a partner to identify the animal in each flash card and then make the sound of the animal.
  • Encourage the students to help each other if they are unsure of the sound a specific animal makes.
  • Have the students practice making the sounds of the animals together as a group.
  • Gradually add more flash cards to the group's pile, until all the cards have been used.

Independent practice

  • Have the students work individually or in small groups to create a project that incorporates animal sounds into a song or rhyme.
  • Encourage the students to be creative and think of ways to use the sounds of the animals in a creative way.
  • Allow the students time to work on their projects independently and to present their completed projects to the class.


  • Review the different sounds made by various animals and have the students make the sounds themselves.
  • Ask the students to share their completed projects with the class and explain how they incorporated animal sounds into their songs or rhymes.


  • Observe the students during the independent practice and provide feedback on their ability to choose appropriate animal sounds and incorporate them into their songs or rhymes.

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