4 ‘Unbelievably Unique’ Ways To Teach Pre-School Music Appreciation With Peter And The Wolf

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One thing I know about Peter and the Wolf is that kids simply love it and I don’t know a single homeschool mom, who hasn’t introduced their pre-schoolers to this amazing classic. 

However, the sad thing is that most moms just make their kids listen to the different movements and then don’t take their pre-schoolers learning to the next level. 

So in this post, I thought that I should cover that very important area and give all homeschool moms with pre-schoolers some unique ideas on how they can take their kids’ learning to the next level with this amazing composition. 

What is more? 

I have even created and made available an adorable printable exclusively for pre-schoolers to go with this post. 

So don’t forget to download it once you are done reading through the post. 


Let’s get started. 



Well this one goes without saying, doesn’t it? 

However, instead of having your child simply listening to the movements once, you can do something different. 

If your pre-schooler has already listened to the movements once, now might be a good time to relate the entire story and listen the movements again. 

Keep the movements playing in the background in your homeschool, so they become extremely familiar with the music and ready for the next activity.



Relate the story to your pre-schooler. If you’ve already done so, have her relate it to you. 

Next go through each movement and ask her to relate what is happening. 

Ask her how she feels about the movement (does she like the music, is it scary or does it make her feel happy? etc). 

You can even tell her that the music itself and the instruments used may be influencing her mood, such as the bassoon, which depicts grandfather’s booming voice. 

This way she will be more aware of her moods and the connection to the music. 


Instrument Study

Ask her which instrument or sound she likes the best in the movements. 

Once she’s settled on one, you can introduce her to the instrument. 

Read my post 5 ‘Ridiculously Simple’ Instrument Study Activities For Your Pre-Schooler. 

Also use the printables I have made available for this post.


Field Trip

What can be more fun than a field trip for a little one?

A visit to the zoo? How about a visit to an instrument store to touch, feel and see all the instruments used in Peter and the Wolf?

Another great field trip idea is to look for a local performances of Peter and the Wolf and take your little one to view it. 


Any other ideas you can think of?

Let me know and don’t forget to download and use the printable I have made available.

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


Mom, Teacher, Minimalist, Zero Waste Enthusiast, Multi Pod.

My daughter loved the games, but there were also worksheets and videos. The weekly lesson plans were complete, and I never questioned what I should be doing next.

Lisa Tanner

Homeschool Mom

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