The Flight of the Valkyries Musical Lesson Plan


The Flight of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner has been used in movies, advertisements and even in cartoons. Looney Tunes used it in a Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd cartoon that will forever stay in kids brains. Learn about this famous piece, the opera it’s in and some background information on the composer, Richard Wagner.

Lesson includes digital links to YouTube videos and free audio files. There are also several writing activities, musical activities, theater (theatre) activities, dance activities and art activities to go along. Additionally, there is information about the composer, Richard Wagner. This is the perfect lesson and activity for elementary school children and teachers .The song is about 5 minutes long and the lesson could take about 30 minutes. Depending on the activity or activities you choose they could take 15+ minutes to complete.


Lesson includes:

  • Lesson plan for The Flight of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
  • Digital Audio & Video links
  • Richard Wagner: In Depth about the composer (including pictures)
  • Information on Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” and his orchestra
  • Vocabulary
  • Printable images
  • Several writing, art, drama and dance activities
  • Printable worksheets & craft
    • Ride of the Valkyries Writing with prompt
    • Valkyrie Poem
    • Make a Valkyrie Hat craft with instructions and template
  • Lesson takes about 30 minutes
  • Activities take 15+ minutes to complete
  • Pages: 10
  • Grades: K-6


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