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Carnival of the Animals

The Carnival of the Animals (Le Carnaval des Animaux) is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. I find this to be a great resource to encourage children to be creative with different musical sounds. You can use it in a number ways - listening, improvisation or composition! I have used the resources below to help me conduct the activity. I will be adding to this page as and when I use more resources. Hope you enjoy using them as much as I do!


(Please note: these are not my original resources and were found on the internet. Please respect the copyright rules)


1. This resource can be used for younger children. It gives you a few guidelines and links on each animal to prompt answers. With younger students, it is sometimes best to let them explore on their own as well.

Carnival-of-the-Animals-YPC-Lessons
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2. You can cut out the animal composition cards and use a few to have your students create their own animal story.

Animal Composition Cards
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3. This resource guide can be used for classroom teaching and it is where I found the lion mask!

Carnival of the Animals Resource Guide
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4. For a different approach and more questions to encourage deeper analysis with senior students

CARNIVAL-OF-THE-ANIMALS-FOR-SENIOR-STUDE
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5. A few websites I've used:

http://www.musicgames.net/livegames/orchestra/orchestra2.htm

https://outsidetheorchestra.org/bingo/

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