Elephant Tempo


The vocabulary used when discussing music can be challenging to learn, but incorporating these words into a circle time movement song can help your students become familiar with them.  With this song, your students will move at different paces to match different tempos while hearing the word associated with that speed. This will help your students internalize the meaning of these words, making it easier for them to understand. Use this circle time movement song as a break to practice gross motor movements and learn new vocabulary at the same time.



Early childhood is a great time to introduce music theory to your students. This is because preschoolers are already learning so much about vocabulary and language. They are in the perfect position to learn music theory vocabulary. Watch them move along to the beat and match each tempo with their movements, all while pretending to dance along with elephants! With this download, you will receive:

  • Elephant Tempo digital audio track- Keep it handy so you’re always ready to sing and play with your students
  • Elephant Tempo Activity Guide –  includes what kids learn (goals/objectives), how to teach it, suggested materials/instruments