Monday, February 6, 2012

February Activity: Valentine Note Challenge

I'm starting lessons off this month with a fun note challenge! Over the month of February, students will be seeing how many hearts they can earn.

I'm using Susan Paradis's cute Valentine Notes worksheet as well as her Steal a Heart cards for the challenge. Each student is timed for one minute. As I show them one of the heart cards they have to:

1. Name the note
2. Play the note
3. Place a candy piece on the correct note on the Valentine Note sheet

After the minute is up, we count up how many candies they've earned, and they draw the correct number of hearts on this simple chart I created. They also get to keep the candy!

As you can see on the chart, we'll be tracking all through February, and the student who gets the most hearts will get a special prize. Not to mention candy every week!

What kinds of fun seasonal activities are you doing for February?!


  1. Thanks Jennifer :) I'm planning to update at the end of the week on how it went- so far my students are loving it!

  2. Love your blog! Lovely idea! I as wondering how I could incorporate a Valentine's theme/idea into my music blog post this week. I am going to share your interesting piece here on my site:

    Thank you -

  3. Hi Ruth,

    I'm so glad I could help you with some Valentine ideas for your blog :)