Your composer card collection is about to get bigger! As of today, we have released ten different Composer Trading Cards… meaning your kids will have learned about ten different composers.
So, now it’s time to put their music history knowledge to the test!
In today’s post, we’re sharing two printables… a new Composer Trading Card set and a printable deck of “Snap the Composer” Playing Cards. After using all of our Composer Trading Cards to learn about the ten composers, your piano students will have a blast putting their knowledge to use in this new and exciting game!
Printable 1 – Liszt and Chopin Composer Trading Cards
Today’s composer card set includes two new composers… Liszt and Chopin. If you’ve never used our composer cards before, these cards are meant to serve as a jumping-off-point into music history exploration. Simply send one card home with your piano students and have them do a little research to complete the statistics portion on the back of the card.
When your students return to lessons the following week you can conduct a mini-history session where you discuss the composer and his or her music. Students love collecting these cards and keeping them in plastic trading card page protectors in their piano binders.
Missed these cards? Here are links to other composer cards we have released in the past if you need to catch up:
Printable 2 – “Snap The Composer” Card Game
Snap the Composer is loosely based on the card game Snap. To play Snap the Composer you will need to print out and laminate (or print on card stock) the deck of playing cards found here. Directions are below
- Two players sit opposite one another.
- Each player is dealt 16 cards. The 16 cards are placed in a stack in front of each player.
- On the count of “three”, both players flip over the top cards of their stacks.
- If the two flipped cards do not contain matching composer images, the cards are left in the playing area and players continue flipping cards until a match is found.
- When matching composer images are flipped over, the first player to yell the composer’s name must then state one fact about the displayed composer. If the fact is correctly stated, the player winning the round collects all of the cards in the playing area and places them in her “bank”.
- Next, players continue flipping cards until another match is found.
- When all cards have been flipped from the players decks, the players count how many cards are in their “banks”. The player who collected the most cards wins the round.
- At this point, all of the playing cards are shuffled and then another round is played.
- Play continues for a specified number of rounds. It’s up to you!