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Peter and the Wolf | 8 Music Lesson Plans and Resources

Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf lends itself well to many different classroom objectives. Whether you’re looking for a stand-alone lesson, listening activities, bundles, or even units, there are lots of great resources available. Some teach new concepts, some allow students to exercise their listening skills, while others are more geared towards creative interaction with a beloved piece of music. Check out the lessons and resources below and find just what you need to bring Peter and the Wolf to life in your classroom.

  1. Peter and the Wolf Music Lesson Pack. This bundle includes tools for exploring both the composer and his most well-known work.  A kid-friendly biography with review activities, listening glyphs, and a comic-strip listening lesson plan are just some of the resources in this collection.

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Contents
Hey Kids, Meet Sergei Prokofiev | Biography
Sergei Prokofiev | Composer Word Search
Meet the Composer Job Application
Peter and the Wolf | Listening Glyphs (3)
Peter and the Wolf | Comic Strip Worksheet and Lesson Plan
Peter and the Wolf | Draw!
Peter and the Wolf | Match!

2. Peter and the Wolf Listening Journal and Fact Sheet. This highly rated Teachers Pay Teachers offering leaves students with their own, self-made informational booklet at the end of their study, and the printables make preparation simple.

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Contents
14 Color-able fact sheets
2 Listening log pages
Listening journal

3. Peter and the Wolf Worksheets and Writing Prompts. Approachable worksheets help young students review the story and instrumentation and then advance to higher level thinking, putting themselves in the shoes of composer and characters. Many music teachers are encouraged to incorporate writing, and this is a natural way to do it.

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4. Peter and the Wolf Listening Lesson. Leitmotifs are just one of the many musical techniques that Peter and the Wolf exemplifies. This lesson introduces that concept and guides students to find the story in the music.

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5. Songs, Visuals, and Activities for Peter and the Wolf. For an extensive study of Peter and the Wolf, try this 79-page unit plan from Teachers Pay Teachers. Beat and ostinato are two of the concepts covered, and the visuals are exceptionally attractive.

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Contents
“Follow Me” beat activity
Peter and the Wolf beat visuals for beat-tracking
Story visuals: Image and text cards
Rhythmic ostinato activity and flashcards
Prokofiev and the Peter and the Wolf Worksheet (reading with questions)
Listening Worksheet for Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf” slideshow
Bulletin board visuals for each character with their instrument
A picture of Prokofiev
Directions for the set, including picture book and unit suggestions

6. Peter and the Wolf FunLibs Story Synopsis and Worksheet. This worksheet is a fun way for students to learn, review, and have fun with the story in the music. It could easily accompany a larger lesson or unit, or it could facilitate a short introduction to the piece.

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7. Peter and the Wolf Work Stations. Dive into Peter and the Wolf station-style with 5 hands-on activities perfect for station work. The variety will keep students engaged and the creativity will ensure students won’t soon forget Peter and the Wolf.

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Contents
Peter and the Wolf Color by Note
Peter and the Wolf Crowns
Peter and the Wolf Cut and Tell
Peter and the Wolf Dabber Activities
Peter and the Wolf Flap Book

8. Peter and the Wolf Storybook PowerPoint. A great accompaniment to any unit or listening session, this PowerPoint presentation puts a storybook on the screen. With colorful illustrations and text, this 33 page presentation brings story time to the music classroom.

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Peter and the Wolf │Music Lesson and Worksheet Bundle

Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf provides the perfect introduction to the storytelling power of orchestral music. This lesson plan walks elementary students through a guided listening session with an emphasis on leitmotifs. A comic strip worksheet provides an engaging formative assessment.

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Contents
Grade 1-4 Music Listening Lesson Plan
Comic Strip Worksheet (4 Pages)
Digital Print/ PDF published by MakingMusicFun.net

Peter and the Wolf is often used to illustrate musical storytelling for young listeners. This lesson plan goes a step further by giving students the musical vocabulary to understand how a composer might accomplish this effect. The plan introduces the term “leitmotif” in an accessible way: as a melody associated with a person, place, or idea in a story. Then, the lesson continues with guided large-group discussion questions, directed listening, and prompted drawings. The comic strip worksheet includes specific captions to spark students’ imaginations as they use their newfound understanding of the leitmotif to interpret the story in comic book format.

This ready-to-use lesson makes it easy to introduce students to the fun and excitement of this beloved piece and the technique that makes it so effective. If executed well, this plan will increase students’ enjoyment and understanding of orchestral music. It will also leave them with an original comic strip to remind them of the day music class turned into story time.

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Peter and the Wolf Music Lessons | Printable Pack

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.

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Contents
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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