Activity:

How to Write a Love Song

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What You Need:

  • Lyrics to your child's favorite love song (you can find lyrics to most songs on the Internet)
  • Pen
  • Paper

What You Do:

  1. Print a copy of the lyrics to your chosen song for your child to use as reference during this activity.
  2. Let your child listen to the song a few times. Once he gets into the groove and is in tune with the original song, he can try his hand at composing new lyrics.
  3. Now it's time to write! Have your child rewrite the song in his own words. He doesn't have to substitute every single word, but he should change enough to make it his own. Suggest that he write the song with a certain someone in mind such as mom, dad, or a grandparent. Encourage him to refer to that person by name and express the reasons why he loves him or her.
  4. When he's finished writing, have your child test his vocal chops by singing his new and improved version for you. After a bit of rehearsal, encourage your child to sing the song to the person he wrote it for. You can even print a copy to give him or her as a Valentine's Day keepsake.

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