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I kicked off my summer camp workshops last week! I wanted to share how easy it is to create a lesson plan for a summer camp using the resources you might already own. For this post, I will be giving an example of an easy composer camp that can be created by Composer Time Capsules and the Composer Who Am I bundle.

First, let’s take a look at how many activities you have to work with…

There are 3 activities you can do with each Composer Time Capsule.

  • Go through the Time Capsule cards
  • Match Game
  • Kahoot Game

The Composer Who Am I bundle includes:

  • Who Am I Board Game
  • Who Am I Matching Game
  • Who Am I Trivia Game
  • Who Am I Coloring Pages

Composer Cards

  • Composer Match-Up

With these activities, you can easily create anywhere from a 4-8 hour camp, possibly even longer if you want to add other resources you already have sitting around.

So how do you go about putting these resources together for a camp? I’m going to show you! It’s super easy! Currently, there are over a dozen time capsules to choose from with more on the way as quick as I can add them. If I were doing a 4-hour workshop, I would want to pick approximately 6 composers to learn about. Keep in mind this is approximate and anything can be adapted.

Composer Lesson Plan-

Hour 1- 

Composer 1

  • Go through Time Capsule Cards
  • Play Kahoot Game
  • Who Am I coloring page

Composer 2

  • Go through Time Capsule Cards
  • Play Kahoot Game
  • Who Am I coloring page

Hour 2- 

Composer 3

  • Go through Time Capsule Cards
  • Play Kahoot Game
  • Who Am I coloring page

Composer 4

  • Go through Time Capsule Cards
  • Play Kahoot Game
  • Who Am I coloring page (optional- this is a good time for a snack break if students are with you all 4 hours in 1-day)

Hour 3 

Composer 5

  • Go through Time Capsule Cards
  • Play Kahoot Game
  • Who Am I coloring page

Composer 6

  • Go through Time Capsule Cards
  • Play Kahoot Game
  • Who Am I coloring page

Hour 4- 

Composer, Who Am I?

(Best to go ahead and separate the 6 composers you learned about and use those cards in the games. You may also like to use a few others in there that you didn’t go over just for “learning as you play” purposes as well)

  • Who Am I Matching Game
  • Who Am I Board Game
  • Who Am I Trivia Game

If Time-

(I always have an “If Time” activity in case there is any extra time in the end)

  • Stump the Teacher (students share a fact they learned and you need to name the composer)

 

Easy, right? Now if you are wanting to do a longer camp, just add more composers! Approx, 2 composers per hour.

Interested in the resources I mentioned above? 

If you found this post helpful or you never ran a music camp or workshop before, you may also be interested in the course, Make More, Teach Less: A Comprehensive Guide to Running a Music Camp or Workshop. Take 10% off when you use the code: TPTSAVINGS

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