The following is my lesson plan, but you can do this for any song. Just look at the words, and think of questions you could ask the children that would require them to listen carefully. Then, find visuals to match (or pictures).
The key to learning, is REPETITION. The red words represent when I sing the song alone, and the purple words represent the kids singing with me.
I'm planning on this taking about 10 minutes.
Song: My Mother Dear (pg. 206)
1) Ask the children to listen to the song, as I describe a special person. I will tell them who it is at the end, so listen carefully! (sing song through, then have them sing the last phrase, starting with "A person bright and lovely..." with me a few times.
2)Tell them to listen for some rhyming words in the song. (Night, bright, cheer, dear) Sing the song again. Post these answers up on the board as they are given, and then sing the song again, pointing to the words when you get to them.
3) Have them listen for 3 things that a mother is like, while they pat their legs to the beat. Movement is always a great way to keep their attention through repetition.
4) As you ask for answers, pull the corresponding visual from a bag, and have them sing that phrase a few times.
5) Invite children to come and hold visuals while they sing with you through the song. Then, have them find another friend to hold their object, and they take a seat, and you sing it again!
6) Tell them that you will be putting stickers on "super singers" and sing it again another time or two, or until every child ends up with a sticker. You can do this throughout the entire process, just be sure you tell them what the stickers are for at the beginning.