If you are planning a trip to the symphony you will want to incorporate some of these freebies into your homeschool before you go!
We love the fine arts. My kids love to attend big theater shows, ballets and the symphony. It makes them feel so important and grown up and it is so relaxing. They absolutely love it. I really enjoy doing mini unit studies before we are going to go to a show.
If you are planning on attending a symphony orchestra show here are some great ideas on creating your own unit study on the Orchestra:
The String Family Coloring Page
String Instrument Mini Book
Orchestra Printable Memory Game
Brass Instrument Worksheet
Woodwind Instrument Worksheet
String Instrument Worksheet
Percussion Instrument Worksheet
Music Vocabulary Word Scramble
TLSB Worksheets has an entire page of FREE Musical Instruments and Orchestra Worksheets. You can download an instrument book, and worksheets on brass, string, percussion and woodwind instruments.
Making Music Fun has a Meet the Orchestra page that introduces kids to the instruments of the orchestra with highlights about their history, how they are played, how they are made, and fun facts that are sure to get them talking! This is a great FREE Resource with lots of printables, and scavenger hunt worksheets.
Here are some great books to read about the Orchestra:
The Story of the Orchestra includes listening CD Was
Animal Orchestra Golden Book Classic $3.99
I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello $6.99
Lemony Snickett’s The Composer is Dead $11.99
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Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!