THE CHRISTMAS BUNDLE: Includes the full Handel's Messiah Interactive Listening Guide, the full Nutcracker Activity Guide AND our Christmas Carol Listening Calendar at a discounted price!
What is more magical than exploring Handel's Messiah oratorio and The Nutcracker ballet at Christmas? The music, dance and story of the Nutcracker are a treasured childhood memory that lives on from one generation to the next.
About HANDEL'S MESSIAH Listening Guide:
The activities in this listening guide are created in order for students to dig deep into one of the most popular oratorios of our time. We will learn about the life of George Frederic Handel, explore the difference between opera and oratorio, find the Hebrew names of God, organize all the different instruments in a Baroque chamber orchestra, find interesting musical elements in excerpts, dig into crossword puzzles, attend or view a live performance and many other activities that will spark a student's love for Messiah and want to make it a yearly Christmas tradition.
‘HANDEL’S MESSIAH’ is a 50 page bundle of engaging activities perfect for students ages 8 to 18! It even includes a “Messiah Quiz” once the listening guide has been fully studied! Use it as part of your Christmas school festivities, fine arts prerequisites, music history class, or even as a family as part of your advent materials.
Let this be a time where you also, the parent and teacher, slow down and take in the grandest story ever told!
- About George Frederic Handel
- About Messiah
- What is an Oratorio?
- An Interactive Peek at the Music
- Memory Verse
- Names of God Word Study
- Hallelujah Chorus Aural Map
- Instrument Study
- Messiah Performance Listening Guide
- Draw What You Hear Grid
- Crossword Puzzle
- Messiah Quiz
- Handel Colouring Page
- And even more resources!
About THE NUTCRACKER Activity Guide:
The activities in this booklet are sure to delight and usher in the festive season with snowflake ballerina crafts, candy cane cookie recipes, ballet listening guides and many other activities that will spark in children a love for the Nutcracker ballet. Explore movement and dance together and even try your own hand at dancing the Trepak! There is an activity for all ages in this Nutcracker unit, including grandma!
‘THE NUTCRACKER ACTIVITY GUIDE’ is a 28 page bundle of engaging activities perfect for children ages 4 to 12! Use it as part of your Christmas school festivities, fine arts prerequisites, as part of family gathering activities or just to gather as a family and make memories through hours of fun!
Let this be a time where you also, the parent and teacher, slow down and watch the magic of grand theatre unfold!
- ⭐️ The history behind the Nutcracker ballet
- ⭐️ The story of the Nutcracker ballet
- ⭐️ About Peter Tchaikovsky
- ⭐️ A Tchaikovsky Mad Lib
- ⭐️ A Ballet Listening Guide with short activities for each scene
- ⭐️ Learn about the Celeste
- ⭐️ Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy
- ⭐️ Sugar Plum Fairy & Nutcracker Coloring pages
- ⭐️ Snowflake Ballerina Ornament craft
- ⭐️ Pointe Shoes
- ⭐️ Russian Dance Listening Map
- ⭐️ Dance the Trepak Tutorial
- ⭐️ Land of Sweets Candy Cane Cookie Recipe
- ⭐️ Video on how the Nutcracker is made
- ⭐️ Nutcracker Book Suggestions
- ⭐️..many more resources on the Nutcracker!
About "A SONG A DAY" Listening Calendars
"A Song A Day” Listening Calendar is a quick and easy way to bring music into your home. All you need is 5-10 minutes a day!
The included listening calendar has a curated Christmas Carol for each day of the month; Monday through Sunday. Simply click on the song or use the QR Code to be directly linked to the short piece.
Accompanying each song is a set of talking points. Often these talking points will describe the genre, give background information on the composer or give some details about the piece of music.
You then have the option of using a “Draw What You Hear” activity sheet for younger learners, while older learners get to keep track of what they hear on a music grid. And of course, both groups get to rate the piece at the end!
*Tip - A handy way to use this calendar is to print off the QR code sheets and pin up on your fridge or bulletin board. It makes for quick access to each day's song!
How to use the digital files:
These digital guides will help you, the teacher or parent, open up the world of Handel's Messiah and The Nutcracker Ballet for your children with a profound sense of wonder and curiosity.
The guides are easy to use with simple instructions and each activity can be reproduced for each learner or be printed directly from your screen.
You will be able to click links right from the files or use your phone’s camera to click on the QR codes and be linked directly to additional resources. This copy can also be printed on your own home printer.
Digital files are uneditable and are delivered via email upon purchase. Digital products are final sale and are not eligible for return. See refund policy here.