The Nutcracker Lesson Plan


Stephanie Skolmoski has created a musical lesson plan about the The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. Lesson includes digital links to YouTube videos and free audio files. There are also several musical activities, writing activities, dance activities, a reading list and art activities to go along. Additionally, there is information about the composer, Tchaikovsky and printable worksheets – including a Nutcracker crossword puzzle. This is the perfect lesson and activity for elementary school children and teachers.

The whole Nutcracker ballet can last about 2 hours, but most 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.

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



Packet Includes:

  • Lesson plan about The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
  • In depth information about the composer Tchaikovsky
  • Links to YouTube videos and free audio files – including ideas for sharing them with your class
  • Information and links to modern interpretations of The Nutcracker
  • Images to print for visual aids or bulletin boards
  • Printable worksheets
  • Printable crossword puzzle
  • Printable story of The Nutcracker
  • Musical Vocabulary
  • Nutcracker flower pot craft with instructions and template
  • Activities to go along with the music (writing, musical, dance, art, reading)

Lesson takes about 30 minutes

Activities take 15+ minutes to complete

Pages: 26

Grades: K-6


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