Picture: Magnetic rhythm cards form an ostinato while magnetic chord cards form a chord progression for a ukulele composition project.
Cookie trays from the dollar store are a great way to get students composing! Using magnetic rhythm cards, students can create different rhythmic patterns. They can even write on the laminated cards with an Expo marker to create simple melodies (Example: Using B,A and G while composing for recorder.)
The cookie trays can even double as a white board! Laminate peices of thick white construction paper and glue magnets on the back, Expo markers will easily wipe off the laminated paper with a peice of felt. You can even cut the felt in fun shapes using a die cut press or cricut machine.
Did you try this activity in your classroom? Let us know how it went in the comments below!
Happy Music Making!
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