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Today’s Throwback Thursday features a really easy composing activity that has been on my site forever! A few years ago I remade it so this is the updated version. Here is the post with some directions on how to teach a beginning composing activity:
Some years ago I posted a black and red version of this. As it happens with a lot of old material, I forgot about it until it started showing up on Pinterest. It looked rather dated and I didn’t like it anymore. I decided to do a makeover by adding more colors and flowers.
This is a fun Valentine’s “gift” for students to give to a special adult, especially if they can play it for them!
- To compose a melody to a familiar Valentine rhyme.
- To review finger numbers.
- Preschool to about age 7.
- The printable
- Piano keyboard
- Students place their right hand on the keys with the thumb or index finger on middle C.
- Starting on middle C, they make up a tune and write the correct finger numbers or letter names in the hearts.
- The tune sounds better if it starts and ends on C.
- Alternatively, students can use their left hand, the black keys, or use another position, such as G.
- You will need to help younger students with the writing.
Why I Like This Activity
- It helps students become more interested in composing