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Free Snowball Fight Winter Music Lesson for Treble Clef or Solfege

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If you’re looking for a fun, free winter music lesson, you are in the right place. This free snowball fight music lesson is just what you need to get your kids engaged in reading and writing music– specifically solfege or treble clef. They get to have a fun snowball fight, and you get an assessment– what’s better than that?

Use this free snowball fight music lesson for your students working on any solfege concepts or treble clef concepts. 

First thing’s first, make sure you download the free lesson!

Download the freebie here!

After you fill out the form, I’ll send you the link and password to the free resource library, where you can download this lesson and many, many more!

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Winter Music Lesson Materials:

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Before the Snowball Fight Winter Music Lesson:

  • First, download the freebie to help you do this lesson. 
  • Copy the pages that you need. If you only need sol and mi, copy those pages a few times.
  • Next, cut out the cards you need and scrunch them up. Put them into a bucket. 

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To Do the Snowball Fight Music Lesson:

  • Give all of the students a recording sheet.
  • Throw the snowballs (scrunched up pieces of paper) in the air. 
  • Students grab the closest snowball and open it up. Then, they write that card on their recording sheet. If you’re doing treble clef and they got a C, then put a dot on C on the staff and the letter C under it. If you are doing solfege and they got a mi, put a dot on mi and write mi underneath it.
  • Students scrunch the papers back up. 
  • On the count of 3, students throw the snowballs IN THE AIR. (Not at each other.)
  • Repeat the process until they have a composition! 

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Classroom management note:

You can totally do this, even with a more wild group (I did!). Make sure you emphasize that they only need one snowball each time, and that they throw it in the air WHEN YOU SAY. Not just randomly.

If they start getting a little bit too excited, then stop it and they can have a short composition. That’s fine. 

I like to keep tabs and as soon as it starts getting too hype, we stop. That might be after three turns, it might be after 10. It just depends on what your students can handle.

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What do you do with the snowball fight compositions?

One you’ve got the composition, you can have students read them, sing them, or play them on instruments. They can take it home, you can hang them on the bulletin board, or you can use it as an assessment.

Assessment?! Yes, That’s what I love about this– the kids get a super fun activity AND I get an assessment. 

This is why I have them write the card AND the notes on the staff. So if they get sol, they write “sol” or “s” under the note on the staff. I can look and see if they can correctly identify where the notes go on the staff. 

I love tricking the kids into assessments– and it won’t feel like work to them, but it allows me to see who is understanding the concepts we’re working on.

I can’t wait to see what your students do! Send me pictures and videos on Instagram @beccasmusicroom

Happy teaching!

Becca

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