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Creative Activities

Over the next few weeks we are going to have music based activities as part of our Creative Page. We know you all enjoy listening to and making little tunes so we hope you enjoy the activities we have planned.


This week we would like you to have a go at drawing to music.

Your job is to listen carefully to the music and move your pencils along to the music. For example, if the music becomes fast paced you might be moving your pencil much more quickly than if the music was slow paced.

You might draw different pictures that reminds you of different parts of the music. For example, If there is a load noise you might draw an explosion but if there is a quiet noise you might draw a bird singing.


Have a look at Miss Campbell's video to see what she has done.

Miss Campbell's drawing to music - mini clip

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During that video i listened carefully to the music and moved the pens to the music. After that i added to my picture thinking about what animal i thought the music could have been about. I used some of my marks i had already made to turn them into different things in my picture. I thought it sounded like a lion chasing an animal through the jungle so that is what i drew. What did you think it sounded like?

I wonder what yours will look like? Please send them to us via email or on the blog


The  14 pieces of music you can chose to listen to are from, 'Carnival of the Animals Collection'  by Saint- Saëns



Each of the piece’s 14 movements represents a different animal, including a lion, donkey, and elephant, as well as fossils and an aquarium! See if you can guess what animals each piece of music could be



Carnival of The Animals Complete Full Version Le Carnaval des Animaux Complet Camille Saint-Saëns

Carnival of The Animals Complete Full Version Le Carnaval des Animaux Complet by Camille Saint-Saëns. The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux) i...

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