Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals Musical Lesson, Activities & Worksheets

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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.

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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
  • Ogden Nash’s Poem about the Carnival of the Animals

 

Carnival of the Animals Activities

  • Several writing & language arts activities
  • Several art activities
  • Several theater & drama activities
  • Several dance activities

 

Carnival of the Animals Worksheets & Printables

  • Carnival of the Animals Writing Worksheets
  • Carnival of the Animals Writing Mini Book (2 versions)
    • With pictures to color
    • With space to illustrate
  • Write a Limerick worksheet with instructions
  • Carnival of the Animals Limerick Worksheet
  • Worksheet about Camille Saint-Saëns and the Carnival of the Animals
  • Musical Matching Worksheet
  • Carnival of the Animals Essay Worksheet
  • Carnival of the Animals Essay with Illustration Frame Worksheet
  • Carnival of the Animals Mini Book (2 versions)
    • With pictures to color
    • With space to illustrate
  • Carnival of the Animals Frame from Animal Illustration Gallery

 

Carnival of the Animals Posters & Pictures

  • 7 Saint-Saëns Pictures
  • 8 Musical Instrument Pictures
  • 13 Full Color Animal Posters
  • 13 Black & White Animal Posters

 

  • Answer key
  • Lesson takes about 45-60 minutes
  • Activities take 15 minutes to several days to complete
  • Grades: K-6
Formats Included
  • PDF

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