Christmas Toy Soldier Musical Parade Lesson Plan


For centuries, Christmas has delighted young and old with the joys of gifts, toys and treats under the Christmas tree. The composers Tchaikovsky, Herbert and Jessel have captured the sound and visual of toys marching. Each has captured their own unique sound that we continue to enjoy today.

Lesson includes digital links to YouTube videos and free audio files. There are also several art & craft activities, writing activities, dance activities, math activities and history activities to go along. Additionally, there is information about the composers Tchaikovsky, Victor Herbert and Leon Jessel, and printable worksheets and step-by-step craft instructions. This is the perfect lesson and activity for elementary school children and teachers.

Each of the songs are under 5 minutes. 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.

Click here to see a sample of the lesson plan.



Packet Includes:

  • Lesson about The March of the Toy Soldiers by Tchaikovsky, March of the Toys by Victor Herbert and Parade of the Wooden Soldiers by Leon Jessel
  • Links to YouTube videos and free audio files – including ideas for sharing them with your class
  • Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald to Parade of the Wooden Soldiers by Leon Jessel
  • Images to print for visual aids or bulletin boards
  • Vocabulary
  • Activities to go along with the music (math, writing, history, dance, and art)
  • Printable worksheets
    • Printable Christmas Toy Soldiers Worksheet
    • Printable Christmas Toy Soldier Coloring Page
    • Printable Toy Shop at Night Mini Book
    • Printable Toy Soldier Math Worksheet
    • Printable Christmas Pixel Math Art Worksheet
  • Crafts
    • Flower pot soldier craft with instructions and template
    • Clothes pin soldier craft with instructions and pictures
    • Popsicle stick soldier craft with instructions and pictures


• Lesson takes about 30 minutes

• Activities take 15+ minutes to complete

• Pages: 40

• Grades: K-6


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