I love everything about The Nutcracker. It is the first major ballet I saw in person and the first one I danced in with professionals. In fact, I was in it for several years and I still love it to this day. Of all ballets, it is probably my favorite – not just at Christmas.
Christmas music seems to evoke certain emotions in people all over the world and this iconic song is a great place to start this Christmas season. You’ll find some great activities in unit that will draw kids in to not only The Nutcracker, but also music. This pack is designed for PreK-5th grades, but can easily be adjusted for older or younger kids.
The “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” is probably the one of the most well known songs in entire Nutcracker ballet. It has been used across many generations in a variety of styles. Today you can grab this fun Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Mini Unit Study!
In this study you’ll find:
- Poster Page
- Short history of the song
- Listening Exercises
- Notebooking Pages
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This Mini Unit Study focuses on one of the most famous musical pieces in The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” This mini unit includes a poster page, short history of the song, listening exercises, notebooking pages and a Venn diagram.
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