Saturday, February 12, 2011

Candy Hearts Game: Tempo and Expression

I wanted to focus on tempo and expression, so I came up with a game that uses those cute little candy hearts for Valentine's Day.

I created heart cards with musical expressions on them and tempos.  Students will pick a expression card and perform the correct expression or tempo with the candy heart.  You can purchase the candy hearts or conversation hearts they sell at the store or use the ones I made below.

The student then reads the candy heart with the correct tempo (you can use a metronome) or expression.  I found it helpful to have the student say the words on the candy heart three times.  So, they would say "Be Mine, Be Mine, Be Mine" with a ritardando or  stacatto or a mezzo forte voice.  Afterwards I let the students eat their candy hearts, which they throughly enjoyed.

Goggle Docs: Candy Hearts Game

Candy Heart Game


  1. I love all of these amazing resources. I tried to open the google docs links for your files, but none of them are working. You might want to check you links? My google docs works, but when I link from here, it just sits at the loading bar.

  2. I am so glad you like my games and activities. I have hopefully fixed the Google Doc links to be opened to everyone. Please let me know if you continue to have any problems. Thanks!

  3. Great idea! I use candy hearts for a rhythm activity (I have on my blog), I like the tempo idea.



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