Peter and the Wolf 2 – The Cat, Grandfather, and The Wolf

In this lesson you will

  • review the story of Peter and the Wolf
  • view all the instruments that are used in the story
  • learn the themes for The Cat, Grandfather and the Wolf

Objectives

  • I can retell the story of Peter and the Wolf
  • I can identify the clarinet, bassoon and French Horn
  • I can explain what a crescendo in music is

Teaching Procedure

1 Watch the story of Peter and the Wolf

Watch the story of Peter and the Wolf. (Review)

Can you remember the names of some of the instruments?

Can you retell the story in your words?

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2 Watch and Listen to "The Cat"

Watch and Listen to "The Cat"

Play the video again, and try singing along with the cat's song.

3 Watch the Clarinetist Play the Cat on the Clarinet

This link will take you to a short performance of The Cat on a clarinet.

it's played by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

4 Color or Draw the Cat and the Clarinet!

If you have a printer, download the worksheet, "The Cat"

Print the words and color the pictures.

If you don't have a printer, draw a picture of a cat and color it. You can try to draw a clarinet too!

"The Cat" is played by the clarinet.

Print the words The Cat on your picture. Label the clarinet if you drew one.

5 Watch and Listen to "Grandfather"

Watch and Listen to "Grandfather"

Play the video again, and try singing along with Grandfather's song.

6 Watch the Bassonist play The Grandfather on Bassoon

This link will take you to a short performance of The Grandfather on a bassoon.

7 Color or Draw Grandfather and the Bassoon!

If you have a printer, download the worksheet, "Grandfather."

Print the words and color the pictures.

If you don't have a printer, draw a picture of Grandfather and color it. You can try to draw a bassoon too!

"Grandfather" is played by the bassoon.

Print the word Grandfather on your picture. Label the bassoon if you drew one.

8 Watch and Listen to "The Wolf"

Watch and Listen to "The Wolf"

Play the video again, and try singing along with the wolf's song.

9 Watch the French Horns Play the Wolf from Peter and the Wolf

Watch the French Horns Play the Wolf from Peter and the Wolf

10 Color or Draw The Wolf and the French Horn

If you have a printer, download the worksheet, "The Wolf."

Print the words and color the pictures.

If you don't have a printer, draw a picture of the wolf and color it. You can try to draw a French Horn too!

"The Wolf" is played by the French Horns.

Can you explain what a crescendo is?

Print the words The Wolf on your picture. Label the French Horn if you drew one.

11 Assessment Suggestions

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

Your teacher may ask you to email one of the worksheets or pictures.

12 Music IS Literacy

Parents, Teachers and Administration:

Music education is important for children.

Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!