Saint Saens' Carnival of the Animals is a marvelous practical way to introduce music concepts and elements.
Listen to Carnival of the Animals narrated by Leonard Bernstein with Ogden Nash poems and identify the animals by placing the Carnival Music-Go-Round on the whiteboard. Next to each animal, add MGRs Dynamics, Tempo, and Articulation dots showing expressive elements the composer uses to depict each animal. Listen for the fortissimo and glissando in the Royal March of the Lions, grace notes and staccatos of the kangaroos, or pianissimo and legato in the Aquarium.
Use our Listening Guide & Coloring Book to to develop listening skills and learn about instruments and the composer! Have fun, move like the animals, and create your own "animal" pieces with Music-Go-Rounds™.
Play 3-in-a-row Carnival Bingo in 3 versions for different levels.
- Carnival Listening Guide & Coloring Book (6339)
by Mary Ann Stewart, illus. by Amy Stewart.
How manytimes do the lions roar? What instrument imitates the sound of the cuckoo? Develop listening skills and learn concepts in this play-along guide, plus glossary, instrument guide, and intro to Saint-Saëns & his suite.
- Carnival Listening Bingo (9751)
10 student cards, caller card, MP3 download, Activity Guide, and bingo tokens.
- Bernstein Favorites: Children's Classics CD (4107)
Which also includes Peter & the Wolf, and The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
- 4 Music-Go-Rounds Sets with PDF Activity Guides, download below.
MGR Carnival of the Animals (28056) Set of 14
MGR Tempo (28119) Set of 15
MGR Dynamics (28083) Set of 10
MGR Articulation (28120) Set of 14