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Meet the Orchestra: Great books, Printables

Books for teaching/introducing the Orchestra.
Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!Product Details

Don't forget the loved stories:  Peter and the Wolf and The Carnival of the Animals.

Sites for exploring the Orchestra.  Kids wander through the site playing games and listening to the instruments.
There are many more to search.

Printables/Lapbooks    Make lapbooks in class.  Here are some different sites for printables.
(If you haven't made a lapbook, here is a youtube video to learn how:

Here are a couple of worksheets to get you started.  Or you can create your own.

TBB Musical Instruments and Their Families Card Kit


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