Here's a quick, fun and creative way to tie in the events of Groundhog Day to your music class! Play a recording (not included) of either "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles or "Hazy Shade of Winter" by The Bangles and have your students follow the color code key to assess what they hear. The images reflect a) when the groundhog sees his shadow (that means 6 more weeks of winter) or b) when he doesn't see his shadow (that means the sun and spring are coming)! You can either choose which picture/glyph represents what the groundhog did or didn't see, or work on both! The song lyrics fit in well with the theme of winter vs warm weather!
Whether you are working on teaching your students specific music elements or just need a quick, creative and artistic activity before winter/Christmas break your students will have a ton of fun with these listening glyphs! Play a holiday recording (not included) and have your students follow the color code key to assess what they hear. There are two picture styles and at least five versions of the glyphs for each song. Blank versions are also included. This is so you can use the glyphs for a variety of age levels (grades 1-12). Some of the items assessed pertain to types of instruments used, tempo, mood, meter, and major/minor key).