A great activity in a group setting! Students each choose a mystery bag with a secret food item inside. They must use their senses to discover the characteristics of the food, then improvise a piece on the piano to make their classmates or teacher guess which bag they drew! See blog for more details on this activity. Downloads below include a worksheet to help students identify characteristics, and card labels for each mystery bag.
Handouts with lots of ideas and sample first lyrics for elementary compositions. Thanks to Bethany Ostler for contributing the Winter worksheet!!
Given familiar songs, students must find and notate rhythms. Next, they compose a new melody to go with the words. Space is also provided for students who are ready to add their own accompaniment.
Does winter give you and your students the blues? This worksheet lets students create their own lyrics about what gives them the blues, then shows them how to improvise a melody using the notes of the E-flat blues scale.