Funeral March of the Marionette Lesson Plan


Stephanie Skolmoski has created a musical lesson plan about the song “Funeral March of the Marionette” by Charles Gounod. Lesson includes digital links to youtube videos and free audio files. There are also several musical activities, theater (theatre) activities, dance activities and art activities to go along. Additionally, there is information about the composer, Charles Gounod.This is the perfect lesson and activity for elementary school children and teachers.

The song is about 4 minutes long and the lesson could take about 30 minutes. Depending on the activity or activities you choose they could take anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple of days.

You can see an example of the lesson plan on Stephanie Skolmoski’s blog.



  • Lesson plan for Funeral March of the Marionette by Charles Gounod
  • A short overview of the composer Charles Gounod
  • Links to YouTube videos and free audio files
  • Links to make various marionette crafts
  • Activities to go along with the song (musical, theater, dance and art)
  • Lesson takes about 30 minutes
  • Activities take 15 minutes to several days to complete
  • Pages: 6
  • Grades: K-6


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