Composing music can be a wonderful way for children to express themselves creatively and develop their musical skills. Whether they are writing songs, creating melodies on an instrument, or experimenting with different sounds and rhythms, composing can be an exciting part of your music lesson.
Composing music encourages children to think creatively and use their imaginations, and it can also help them build important skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. And who knows, perhaps some of your students will grow up to become great songwriters themselves one day!*
There are MANY different activities to empower your future songwriters.
Space Cats is a First Song Adventure from Songs and Studies for Kids - Introductory A book. This song introduces singing descending triads and following the piano/vocal score. This simple melody with the Space Cat theme is a favourite for many students! The piano backing track can be used with some of the activities below!
Flashcards are an engaging, hands-on activity that assists in memorization and learning. The mini cards are perfect for singing activities at a desk and for take-home activities (trust me, the kids will want to take them home!) and the medium-sized cards can be used on a bulletin board.
Download these space-themed cards to enhance your Introductory A lesson plans and to expand the music reading and writing activities.
Once students get started with the flashcards, I guarantee they will come up with other ideas for creative music play.
Happy Songwriting and happy singing!
Special thank you to Anastasia Mutovina for all the fun artwork we use (with licenses) in our books.