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Take Part at Home for children

Dance and music activities for children under 11 and their families and carers

Dance

Bitesize Dance Activities to Try at Home with Under 5 Year Olds

Bitesize Dance Activities to Try at Home with 5-7 Year Olds

Bitesize Dance Activities to Try at Home with 8-11 Year Olds

Music

Self-Isolate I Create I Animate

This new project will release a weekly creative musical task, delivered on video by one of Animate’s expert music tutors. You will be challenged to create and send in your own musical response to each task.

Learn more about the project

From Blackheath to Baghdad: Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov

  • Type of Resource: Music
  • Age Range: Primarily aimed at 6 – 10 year olds and their families

This home learning resource introduces young children and their families to a piece of music, with lots of tips for closer listening, background information, and a simple quiz to do.

What you’ll need at home: Just the PDF download (printed out if you can), and a device to listen to the music from the Spotify playlist provided.

Download the Rimsky-Korsakov resource

Tall Tales, Magical Myths & The Stuff Of Legends: Symphonic Poems by Dvorak

  • Type of Resource: Music
  • Age Range: Primarily aimed at 6 – 10 year olds and their families

This home learning resource introduces young children and their families to a piece of music, with lots of tips for closer listening, background information, and a simple quiz to do.

What you’ll need at home: Just the PDF download (printed out if you can), and a device to listen to the music from the Spotify playlist provided.

Download the Dvorak resource

What’s So Good About Beethoven?: Symphony No. 8 by Beethoven

  • Type of Resource: Music
  • Age Range: KS2 with parental supervision encouraged

This home learning resource introduces children to a piece of symphonic music and to the orchestra, with lots of tips for closer listening, background information, and some creative exercises to encourage your own music-making.

What you’ll need at home: Just the PDF download (printed out if you can), and a device to listen to the music from the Spotify playlist provided. To try out the creative exercises you’ll need objects that make sounds, or even better a musical instrument or two!

Download the Beethoven resource

Epic Tunes & Alpine Horns: Symphony No. 1 by Brahms

  • Type of Resource: Music
  • Age Range: KS2 with parental supervision encouraged

This home learning resource introduces children to a piece of symphonic music and to the orchestra, with lots of tips for closer listening, background information, and some creative exercises to encourage your own music-making.

What you’ll need at home: Just the PDF download (printed out if you can), and a device to listen to the music from the Spotify playlist provided. To try out the creative exercises you’ll need objects that make sounds, or even better a musical instrument or two!

Download the Brahms resource