K - 3 Learning Pages:
Resources for Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers

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Christmas - The Nutcracker

12 Days of Christmas - http://www.12days.com/playground/nutcracker/play.asp?0.2106897 A guessing game online with the nutcracker. Fun!

2005 2006 Teacher Resource - http://www.balletmet.org/EDUCATIO/NUTCRACKER/Contents.html Background to the ballet, links to ballet terms, historical background, learning activities

All Things Christmas - http://www.allthingschristmas.com/northpole/color/nutcracker01.pdf printable coloring page

Ballet Slipper Stocking - http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=11053 If you wanted to invest the time to create this beautiful stocking as a prop for the study of the Nutcracker, this is the perfect place to go.

Days at Frog and Toad: Our Nutcracker Page - http://www.myschoolonline.com/page/0,1871,2123-126557-2-43245,00.html Find out about sugar plums, links to online activities and games

Fun Lesson Plans - http://www.funlessonplans.com/awinter/nutcrack.pdf Cute ideas for extension activities, like making accessories for dance of the sugar plum fairies

History of Nutcrackers - http://www.magicofnutcrackers.com/Nutcrackers/HistoryofNutcrackers.htm Interesting tidbits

Kids Domain - http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/xmas/music1/nutcracker.html Links, idea for creating your own nutcracker decoration

Nutcracker Activity Sheet - http://www.classicsforkids.com/activitysheets/December2003.pdf Some history, word search, coloring

Nutcracker Ballet - http://www.nutcrackerballet.net/ Official site; links to all the music, and other resources

Nutcracker Overture- http://www.glorydays.com/InterActive/music/Nutcracker_Suite_Miniture_Overture.htm audio only

Nutcracker Toilet Roll Craft - http://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/mnutcracker.html Easy, with a template.

Stick Figure Ornaments - http://www.bhg.com/bhg/story.jhtml?storyid=/templatedata/bhg/story/data/13973.xml&catref=cat1400010 Using the tongue depressor sticks, you can craft a beautiful nutcracker figure!

Tchaikovsky - http://www.angelfire.com/nb2/musicedresources/Tchaikov.html#GENERAL Excellent site with lots of ideas for listening to music and movement suggestions!

Carol's Favorite - 2005

The Nutcracker - http://www.ckcolorado.org/units/1st_grade/1_Nutcracker.PDF 6 lessons geared for gr. 1 but would be good up to gr. 3

Virtual Vine: Nutcracker - http://www.thevirtualvine.com/thenutcracker.html Lots of links to sites, plus a few ideas listed

List Serve Mailing - December 17, 2005