**This item is part of the Composition Bundle
This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by one of my favorite campfire treats: S'mores! The Valentine version contains the same activities and materials as the original, but with an adorable Valentine theme. The pages can be used as slides, on iPad or other tablet, printed, and more. Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song over a period of days or weeks depending on your teaching schedule.
The following steps are included in this packet:
Step 1: Writing descriptive words about S'mores and a campfire
Step 2: Adding rhythms to the words from step 1
Step 3: Combining two or more rhythms to form motives
Step 4: Using your voice to begin creating a melody
Step 5: Transforming a picture of your voice into a melody
Step 6: Writing the melody onto staff paper
Step 7: Adding lyrics if desired
Step 8: Adding a title
This packet is great to use in multiple class sessions, lessons, group classes, and music camps, and it is a very versatile product that can appeal to multiple elementary age groups. Even the youngest elementary students can be very successful when composing by following the simple steps included in this resource.
*Worksheets for steps 1-4
*Flash cards and music alphabet cards for step 5
*Staff paper for step 6
*Instructions for steps 7-8
All sheets are in full color as well as ink-friendly partial color.
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For a non-Valentine-themed version of this packet, you might enjoy
S'mores Composing: A Guided Music Composition Activity for Elementary Students
You might also enjoy this St. Patrick's Day version!
St. Patrick's Day Composing: A Guided Elementary Music Composition Activity