Want to teach your music classroom students about Peter and the Wolf and Russian composer Prokofiev? This Peter and the Wolf | Music Lesson Pack from MakingMusicFun.net provides you with a wonderful collection of hands-on activities for you and your students.
Hey Kids, Meet Sergei Prokofiev Biography for Kids
Sergei Prokofiev Word Search
Meet the Composer Job Application
Peter and the Wolf FunLibs including a Story Synopsis and Worksheet
Three Peter and the Wolf Listening Glyphs
Peter and the Wolf Comic Strip Worksheet and Lesson
Peter and the Wolf | Story Character Drawing
Peter and the Wolf | Matching Game
Sergei Prokofiev Biography
The Hey Kids, Meet Sergei Prokofiev biography is the perfect place to begin with this Peter and the Wolf lesson pack. It’s the perfect length for kids and readable by second-grade students with a little coaching on the cities, countries, and names.
Word Search Worksheet
The composer word search included in this lesson pack is designed to build reading skills. Students won’t just be searching for a list of words at the bottom of the printable. Students will be looking for keywords from the biography that they read about Prokofiev. Those important words about the composer and his music are the words to search for. If at some point you give up and can’t find a few of the search words, they are included on the “About” page.
Meet the Composer Job Application
Students fill a job application for the composer as if they were trying to get him a job. All the information they’ll need to know is in the composer biography.
Peter and the Wolf FunLibs
To get to know the story of Peter and the Wolf students will read it and then write their own silly variation by substituting their own words in the blanks provided on the FunLibs page – just like MadLibs.
Listening Glyph Worksheets
There are 3 listening glyphs included in this music lesson packet. The first two worksheets cover Peter’s theme and the Wolf’s theme. The third glyph includes blanks, so it can be used for any other theme. You’ll be writing the musical elements that the students will be listening for.
Peter and the Wolf Comic Strip and Lesson Plan
This activity asks students to draw a comic strip as they listen to the recording. Their finished comic strip will highlight the story of Peter and the Wolf. It’s a great way to keep them quiet and listening the whole time. The accompanying lesson plan introduces music students to the compositional technique of “leitmotif.”
Peter and the Wolf | Draw
Students will draw each character in the story as they listen to the recording. There are spaces on the worksheet for each character. The drawing spaces for the characters are presented in the order they appear in the story. This resource is an alternative resource to the comic strip and lesson plan.
Peter and the Wolf | Match
This is a classic matching game. Students draw lines to match the characters from Peter and the Wolf with the instruments that play their melodies. It’s another chance to talk about leitmotif. Students are also asked to write the name of the musical instrument in the blank to the right of the illustration.
This Peter and the Wolf Music Lesson pack is a wonderful value, and the illustrations are sweet and engaging for kids.
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