Peter and the Wolf. This lesson is designed to teach the instruments of the orchestra to young children through the use of musical themes for each animal and character. There are several audio versions of the story, but I use the Time Warner Interactive version for these ages.
This lesson is designed to teach the instruments of the orchestra to young children through the use of musical themes for each animal and character.
There are several audio versions of the story, but I use the Time Warner Interactive version for these ages.
There is also a CD-Rom and Video of the same version from Time Warner.
All students will listen to the story of Peter and the Wolf. Have the characters listed on the board, in order of their appearance. As each character is presented, the instrument which represents that character is played. Instrument cards should be shown as each character is introduced and left displayed for reference through the story. The presentation usually takes about 30 minutes, so the following lessons would be for the next one or two lesson times.
Peter and the Wolf CD
Pictures of the characters and instruments.
Drawing and writing paper, pencils, crayons, scissors, glue and popsicle sticks.
Cards which are replicas of the slides with each of the projects for students to choose. Assign each group a team number, name or color which will reflect the cards they use.
Be able to tell what family each of the instruments from Peter and the Wolf belong to. Do any of them belong to the same family? Why?
Color pictures of the characters, cut them out and glue or tape each to a popsicle stick.
Listen to the introduction again and practice with them. Present your puppet show to the class as the story is played again.
Story, Music, and Quizzes for Peter and the Wolf
Dallas Symphony Orchestra site