Are you going to see the Nutcracker ballet, this patch is just perfect.
- Red,Pinks, and Gold
- 2.75 inch round patch
- Iron-on, Laser cut
- Activity (Read INSPIRING IDEAS TAB BELOW)
There are free and paid performances being offered all over the country by different ballet companies.
Livestream performance will be held Tuesday, December 1st at 6:00 pm from the Lakeville Area Arts Center. For Tickets please visit TwinCitiesBallet.org
The ideas offered are intended to help you plan your meeting. You can complete 1, 3, or 9 activities, choose what works for your group.
- Learn the story of the ballet, E.T.A. Hoffman, and Tchaikovsky as well as music. courtesy of blog, Make Moments Matter https://makemomentsmatter.org/content/how-to-teach-the-nutcracker/
- Make fun STEM Nutcracker crafts, ideas are courtesy of Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com/diy-nutcracker-ideas-for-kids-this-christmas/
- Paint and decorate your very own Nutcracker Soldier. Go online and search for unpainted wooden nutcracker soldiers sometimes spotted at dollar tree, target, Oriental Trading, Michaels, and Amazon.
- Learn about the ballet company performing and the dancers.
- If you know someone who dances for a ballet studio and has performed the Nutcracker ballet, ask that person to share a video of one of their dances, ask them to explain their part in the show and what they had to do to prepare for their part. Watch a virtual performance simultaneously and turn it into a watch party.
- Make a character from the show out of felt, molding clay, or draw one on a rock.
- Read a Nutcracker inspired book. Find book recommendations by blogger Nourishing My Scholar, https://nourishingmyscholar.com/nutcracker-ballet-activities/ ￼
- Tell the story using a toilet paper roll. https://pin.it/3tN3sxl
- Bake and decorate Nutcracker Cookies No cutter, no problem. http://sweetdreamsandsugarhighs.com/2011/12/20/no-cookie-cutter-no-problem/
- Make Paper Ballerina Snowflakes https://www.kidskubby.com/paper-ballerina-snowflakes/
- Take a virtual ballet class!! Pittsburgh Ballet (you register for free & there are options for Zoom ballet workshops for $5)