Caitie is sharing tips for using the preschool song “I Love The Mountains” in the classroom and at home for lots of fun learning with little ones. She has lots of great ideas! And she’ll lead us through the song using gestures – an excellent way to introduce a song to children. “I Love The Mountains” is a lovely song about the wonderful outdoors – the simple words describe a beautiful scene, and include the phrase “i love” many times, giving students lots of exposure to that helpful vocabulary.
Try these ideas in the classroom or at home!
- This is a great song to start a discussion about nature and the environment. Talk with your students about different activities you can do outside, like hiking and canoeing! You can discuss the importance of trees and how different animals all help make the world a special place.
- Use this song as a transition song to outside time!
- Head outside and explore some of the outdoor elements mentioned in the song. Daffodils are a kind of flower – can you find any flowers? Can you see any mountains? Try making some mountains from rocks, or look for different kinds of leaves.
- This song is great for a nature theme and can be used with other songs about nature as well, like The Bear Went Over The Mountain and Let’s Go For A Walk Outside.
- Use the I Love The Mountains Play Set to act out the song!
- Try going on a pretend camping adventure, like they do in the music video to this song. You can set a tent up inside or outside, sing songs, and roast marshmallows over a pretend campfire like our Campfire Craft.
- The vocabulary “I love” is used often in this song, giving students lots of opportunities to practice it. Ask your students, what other things do they love? Encourage them to use the vocabulary “I love” when answering.
- While listening to the song, encourage your students to close their eyes and imagine a picture of the great outdoors. The music is soothing, and this can be a nice activity to reset the energy in the room or give your students a nice quiet break. Afterward, have them draw a picture of what they saw in their head. They might like to share their drawing with the rest of the class, pointing out the mountains, the daffodils, and the rolling hills.