This is the color version of my Lion and Lamb composition cutouts.
These can help get your students' creative juices flowing by allowing them to compose with familiar sounds and pictures before introducing traditional notation. Students can move the images around to compose as a class, group, or individually. Students can also "think-pair-share" their new compositions with a classmate, or even perform another students piece.
There are images that are just the animal (lion, lamb) and images that have the notation superimposed on top to assist with progression from words and images to traditional notation. I would suggest giving each student or group 4 of each of the images so that they can easily come up with one (or two!) different four beat patterns.
There is a black and white version for ease of printing here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Lion-and-Lamb-Composition-cutouts-2409797