In the past couple years I’ve created a fun “mad lib” type of Halloween activity that focuses on reading, writing and composing. That is always fun and great for kids today. When they get a chance to read a story, write and compose they are developing their cognition in new ways.
The first one is called Halloween Friends, where you need to print off the cards and story. They will pick a card and write down what the creature or Halloween concept is. With the last one on the list, the students decide who is taking everyone to Halloween Town.
The second one is a Fill in the Blank Composing, where students fill in the blanks with their ideas. Once they fill in the blank, have can go to the piano and create a song based on these lyrics. Composing is an exciting part of teaching, helping them have confidence to create and explore sounds on the piano.
Hope these basic ideas will help your students succeed with reading, writing and creating music. What are some of your favorite ways to teach composing? Would like to know. Thanks for your support. Blessings.