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Carnival of the animals

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I begin by discussing the composer Camille Saint-Saens. We discuss how he enjoyed jokes and wrote this piece to entertain his students. I ...

I begin by discussing the composer Camille Saint-Saens. We discuss how he enjoyed jokes and wrote this piece to entertain his students. I would ask students to think of a time when they were acting silly with their friends and pretending to be chickens or other animals. Some say that Saint-Saens liked to write songs about his friends and how they acted. This is not bullying because is was good natured humor and his friends knew he was just being silly. We listen to the piece after discussing…

Free 33 page printable to accompany the Carnival of the Animals... there are SO MANY fun ways to use this in the classroom....!!

We do have over 400 free educational resources available including PDFs, SMART Board notebook files, PowerPoints, and Videos, mostly for Pre-K through the elementary grade levels.

Composer Trading Game - Instructions and MiniCard Image Files

Engaging, interactive games to help reinforce musical concepts and develop music appreciation!

Carnival Of the Animals: Part 1

Ah, spring! The weather gets gorgeous, life gets very busy, and students get antsy. I like to do a lot of movement lessons to counteract the craziness. Carnival of the Animals is perfect for this, and is a great way to review musical opposites and steady beat. Here’s what I do for the first few movements with my kiddos. Lion listening map Lion/Introduction Focus: Steady beat Prop: Hands, then scarves Questions: How does a lion move? How would a lion keep a steady beat? When is there a “roar”…

Mrs. King's Music Room: Carnival of the Animals Crafts

Teaching music with fun, tried & tested lessons, DIY classroom projects & ideas your students will love with Tracy King, the Bulletin Board Lady.

"Kangaroo" from Carnival of the Animals ~ Free Listening Map

I've been enjoying opportunities to create characters for my music education site, MakingMusicFun.net. This listening map is my latest. Worksheets like this one help kids to visually understand elements within a piece of music. This one in particular focuses on pitch and musical form. If you're interested, you can download the worksheet here: Kangaroo from Carnival of the Animals | Free Listening Map

O For Tuna Orff: Carnival of the Animals

I have loved this collection of songs for a very long time, but have always struggled to find ways to meaningfully engage my students in active, hands-on activities. Over the past several school years I have spent some time and been more intentional in finding and developing some lessons that truly engage my students and help them to remember the wonderfully fun pieces of music. If you would like the full 23 page pdf, send me an email - musicquilt@hotmail.com. Happy listening!

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