Incorporate music appreciation into your Valentine activities (or ANY time of the year!).
Let me help:
Romantic Music - what image does that conjure in your mind?
Love stories, drama, strong emotions?
During 1820-1900, music became increasingly expressive and inventive, departing from the much more rigid forms of the preceding Classical Era.
Famous composers of this era include Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Brahms, and Verdi.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day (or if you are studying anything in the Romantic Era), you can use a complimentary Romantic SQUILT lesson - based on the Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
In this lesson your children will learn about Tchaikovsky, the history and details of the Love Theme and the story of Romeo and Juliet, as well as fun examples of this theme in modern music.
And… I am going to link you to a free art lesson to go along with the music. Perfect!
Music Appreciation for Valentine’s Day
As with so many of my SQUILT lessons, this music was introduced to me when I was very young. I vividly remember my dad playing this record over and over again. As I was preparing this lesson it hit me what a GIFT beautiful music can be for our children.
I'm sure you have heard this piece before:
Download a free lesson about this overture - learn all about the musical intricacies of the piece, and also about the composer. Included in the download:
all listening links and teaching instructions
notebooking pages for younger and older children
biographical information about Tchaikovsky
links for listening to MORE music by Tchaikovsky
Art for Valentine’s Day:
Now, head over and download Chalk Pastel’s free art lesson and you will have a lovely afternoon of music and art.
I think you will find children of all ages will enjoy creating and enjoying beauty on Valentine’s Day!