I start by telling the students the Nutcracker story and playing key pieces of music. There are several good books out there, but I like telling the story myself with the help of the drawings from a coloring book. We focus on two pieces: March and Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.

Book / CD Combos






Character Cards

Listening Maps

  • March

  • Sugar Plum Fairy


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  • PDF includes:
    • Lesson ideas
    • “March” Listening Map
    • “Sugar Plum Fairy” Listening Map
    • Nutcracker Assessment
    • Nutcracker Character Cards

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