We have collated lots of resources and lesson ideas based on the two main films in the final show: The Snowman and The Bear and the Piano. There are also how-to videos featuring some of our musicians making instruments made out of junk, alongside instruction in conducting, dancing and Makaton.
We hope you enjoy using these resources, and find them useful: you are very welcome to keep them to use in subsequent years. We would love to see what you create over the coming weeks, so please send any pictures or videos in to us.
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These how-to videos feature some of our musicians – and their families – making instruments out of junk, as well giving demonstrations on their instruments. Your students will also have the opportunity to learn about the life of a conductor, and how to dance along to The Snowman Waltz during the final show.
Makaton Christmas carols
We have assembled all the materials you will need to teach your students three Makaton Christmas Carols, including orchestral backing tracks, band parts, Makaton sign guides and a very special video featuring the wonderful children and staff at Alfreton Park Community Special School.
The lesson ideas are based on The Snowman and The Bear and the Piano books and films, as these constitute the main focus of the final show. Additionally, there are numerous music and art activities for children of all ages, clearly differentiated for the key stages.
Play the show from this page and turn to full screen.
Special thanks to
teachingideas.co.uk for allowing us to use and adapt some of their lesson ideas
videovillage.tv for the Makaton Christmas Carols filming and editing
dubbedduck.co.uk for the How To filming and editing
Six Hand Crafting for the Pom Pom music note and Snowman Christmas card activities
Jo Mohan for the Pom Pom Bear decoration
Abi Lou for the Bear Badge, Snowman Paper Plates, Flannel Bear and Thumbprint Snowman