Candy Hearts Composing

January is almost over and I am ready for my favorite month of the year February! It’s my birthday month but also it’s Valentine’s Day!  My current student teacher, Traleen O’Collins, has created a center/station activity using candy hearts.  The second graders she is working with are learning about Time Signatures and Meters.  They are figuring out how to tell how many beats should be in each measure.  While we are away at the Ohio Music Education Association Conference next week, she still wanted them to practice working with these concepts.  Check it out below and look for the link to the FREE RESOURCE!!!

Candy Hearts:

In this center/station students can work individually or in a small group.  Cut and laminate the Candy Hearts to use.  Print out the directions and worksheets as well.  Using the candy hearts, students create different measures of notes.  They then can transfer the notes onto their worksheet to create their own song.  Students can work in 2/4, 3/4, or 4/4 with the worksheet. This can be accomplished in under 5 minutes which makes it perfect for centers.


Find it on my TPT page: Candy Hearts

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