A fun project that covers multiple objectives in music and any other subject you choose-math, reading, science, history, writing-whatever your students need help with! You can find examples of Brainy Zany songs that I have written for free at You Can Do This Music with Laura Lea.
Students can follow the step-by-step instructions to write their own song. This song can help them remember anything they need to memorize in any subject.
I use this activity as a class project with my 3rd-grade and 4th-grade students and as an independent project with my 5th-grade students. It is so rewarding to see the enthusiasm the students have for this project and the pride they have when they are finished. This activity can be facilitated by one teacher, but is a great opportunity for the classroom teacher and the music teacher to collaborate!