Teddy Bear Hunt - Videos and Activity Sheets

How to Write a Song

A four-part series, complete with accompanying activity sheets, for use in primary school classrooms or at home to teach young children the basics of writing their own song.

Utilising the children’s song and picture book, The Teddy Bear Hunt, celebrating community spirit and kindness in Aotearoa; learn about how rhythm, mood, tempo and pitch make up the essential elements of writing a song.

The Auckland Philharmonia is thrilled to have partnered with renowned producer and singer/songwriter Chris Sanders of Angel Star Publishing on this unique and timely project.

Teddy Bear Hunt came about in response to the COVID-19 lockdowns. The song and accompanying picture book celebrates the spirit of kindness and community which emerged out of the grassroots Teddy Bear Hunt campaign. These videos were produced during COVID Alert Level Tw0.

Episode 1: Introduction & Brainstorming

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Episode 2: Mood, Tempo & Rhythm

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Episode 3: Melody, Rhyming and Creating Your Chorus

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Episode 4: Verses, Final Structure and Collaborating with Friends!

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Teddy Bear Hunt - Lyric Video

Written & Sung by Chris Sanders | Illustrated by Natalie Conaty
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