Free Printable for the Carnival of the Animals

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Free 33 page printable

Wise Owl Factory and Strings, Keys, and Melodies have teamed up again to bring you printables to supplement music appreciation for young learners using the CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS.  We really appreciate Teacher’s Clip Art for providing some custom art work to make this possible, and are excited to share this today.

The Carnival of the Animals (1886) is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns, and is about 25 minutes long.  The first performance of this work was in 1922.  We have included poster/signs for all 14 pieces, and a coloring page for each one for the children.
photo of pages in printableThis is a YouTube video of the AQUARIUM movement appropriate for children to see and perhaps paint or color their own aquarium pictures while listening.  It was easy to find many YouTube videos, and even the entire suite.  The music was lovely in many of the videos.

We hope your students and/or children enjoy participating actively as Tonya has suggested on the teacher pages.  She used rhythm sticks and dancing ribbons to keep the children engaged, and this is explained in the teacher pages of our printable.  I remember music appreciation class and having to sit still, so I’m sure children will enjoy active listening. We hope you enjoy this PDF!

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Thank you for reading, Carolyn and Tonya

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About Carolyn Wilhelm

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory, The Wise Owl Factory Book a Day Blog, and is web master for the Wise Owl Factory Teaching Friends blog She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and is a National Board Certified Teacher.
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