Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals Musical Lesson Plan

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What do lions, hens, roosters, tortoises, elephants, kangaroos, donkeys, birds, fossils, dinosaurs and swans have in common? They were all included in Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals suite. Your students will enjoy listening to this music and learning about the musical instruments used in each piece. This musical lesson plan also includes some background on the composer, a reading list and many fun activities to do with your class!

This is the perfect lesson and activity for elementary school children and teachers. The the entire suite is about 25 minutes long (the movements are 2-3 minutes each) and the lesson could take about 45+ minutes. Depending on the activity or activities you choose they could take 15 minutes to several days to complete.

Click here to download a sample of The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns Musical Lesson Plan.

Description

Lesson Includes:

  • Lesson plan about The Carnival of the Animals suite – movement by movement
  • Digital links to YouTube videos
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: In Depth about the composer (including pictures)
  • Guide to the musical instruments used in The Carnival of the Animals (including pictures)
  • List of children’s books about “The Carnival of the Animals”
  • Vocabulary sheet
  • Poems about The Carnival of the Animals
  • Printable limerick activity
  • Printable worksheet about Camille Saint-Saëns and The Carnival of the Animals
  • Printable matching worksheet
  • Several writing activities
  • Several art activities
  • Several theater (theatre) activities
  • Several dance activities
  • Answer key
  • Lesson takes about 45-60 minutes
  • Activities take 15 minutes to several days to complete
  • Pages: 27
  • Grades: K-6

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