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Drag and Drop Elementary Music Composition Activities for Google Slides and PowerPoint


Digital manipulatives and “Learn About” embedded lessons simplify elementary music composition activities.


Music composition is tricky for elementary students. This bundle of drag-and-drop rhythm blocks ensures student success while teaching about note values, meter, form, and lyrics. Each leveled set includes 4 days of composition activities each building upon the next. 

**Available as PowerPoint Version and Google Slides Version.

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Each Set Includes 4 Days of Music Composition Activities

  • Day 1 – Meters of 4/4, 3/4, 2/4
  • Day 2 – Phrase Forms aaab, abab, abac
  • Day 3 – Matching lyrics to rhythms
  • Day 4 – Final Project

Included in This No-Prep Elementary Music Composition Resource

  • Optional printable student checklists for each composition
  • Student learning outcomes
  • Student learning targets written as simple-to-understand “I can” statements
  • “Learn About . . .” sequences to teach meter, form, and lyrics concepts
  • Assessment rubric
  • Detailed teacher directions for using lesson
  • Suggested teaching tips
  • Suggested teaching timeline
  • Final project which guides students through the composition process incorporating all previously learned concepts.


How to Use Interactive Music Composition Activities

  • Individual or whole-class lessons
  • Centers
  • Assessment
Note: Lessons are designed to be taught over four class sessions.


Happy Music Teachers Using Our Color and Cut Music Composition Activities


An excellent bundle that complements the boom card composition activities – the “blocks” really help students to visualize the note values. Thanks! ~ Heather B.
My students really enjoyed the opportunity to use technology while composing their own rhythms/melodies. ~ Tammie R.
Amazing resource! I use it both for distance and in-class learning! Such a user-friendly activity for multiple levels! Thank you so much! ~ M.M.A.
I love the way that each student can work at their own pace and create their own compositions. ~ Megan S.
This resource really helped me to teach music composition to my beginning students online! It would also be a fantastic resource to use in class or one-to-one studio. ~ Angela
This resource saved me an incredible amount of time trying to convert my regular PDF worksheets into editable documents. I am so very thankful I found this resource! It was well thought out! ~ Erin


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