Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Month of Mozart

Mozart wrote over 600 pieces of music, from minuets to symphonies. If possible, listen to a work or two by Mozart every day for a month. Discuss each piece of music and the feelings that each evokes. How are the pieces alike or different? How is a piece written early in his career different from the ones written later? Encourage your child to write down his or her thoughts, draw pictures, or even dance while listening to the music.

Composer

Mozart started composing music at a very early age. Encourage your child to write a piece of music. This can be an original song, a short melody, or even a rhythm or beat. Your child doesn’t even need an instrument. He or she can lightly tap furniture or dishware, whistle, or hum. You might also want to create a podcast of your child performing the song she or he composed and include the song in a favorite playlist or CD.

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