The Nutcracker story in 1st & 2nd grade
This year inspiration struck, and I decided to bring The Nutcracker into all of my classes, from pre-k to 6th grade. All the children will be introduced (or reintroduced) to the story, and each level will do a different art project. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together!
For pre-k/kindergarten students, we will read a shortened book and do a simple coloring project.
For elementary & middle school students, the lessons will be in two parts. This week, I am telling the story and giving the children some background on nutcrackers and the fairy tale.
In elementary school, I’ll tell a simple version of the story. First & second grade heard the story yesterday:
I decided to draw my nutcracker ahead of time, as it is so detailed. And every time I said “Nussknacker” the children were supposed to say “Knack!” You can download them both for free below:
After the story, the students will get a simple worksheet to fill in. Read more about the “Steckbrief” in this post!
The text for 1st & 2nd grade:
Read more about the Story Listening lesson from two years ago that used this text in this post.
You can also read the updated text from this year and download it for free here: