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A Round-up of the Top Nutcracker Resources for Your Homeschool

Christmas is coming, and one of the most wonderful ways to celebrate the season is the story of the Nutcracker. I’m so excited that I’ll be taking my kids to a performance of this beautiful ballet by the 19th-century Russian composer Tchaikovsky this year.  But, even if you can’t see it live, there are so many wonderful ways to learn about and enjoy the Nutcracker with your kids this year. Here is a Round-up of the Top Nutcracker Resources for your Homeschool!

A Round-up of the Top Nutcracker Resources for Your Homeschool. Music, art, books, crafts, printables. From Music in Our Homeschool

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A Round-up of the Top Nutcracker Resources for your Homeschool

A Video of Great Nutcracker Resources

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Find a free preview of “The Nutcracker” music lesson from the online course Music of Christmas here. Included are 3 videos, an online quiz, and a coloring page.

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Maestro Classics

One of my favorite resources is the Maestro Classics music appreciation CD of the Nutcracker. I learned a lot about the background of the story. It’s a fun way for kids to learn because they hear Tchaikovsky’s music along with a narration of the story. It includes a 24-page activity booklet! The Maestro Classics Nutcracker is also available as a digital download. Read more about the Maestro Classics Nutcracker CD here.


SQUILT Nutcracker Holiday Unit Study. Use as a music appreciation lesson for your kids to help them learn about ballet, vocabulary, instruments, Tchaikovsky, etc. Notebooking pages included. From Music in Our Homeschool.

SQUILT, one of the top Music Appreciation companies for homeschoolers, has a Nutcracker Holiday Unit Study. In this unit study, your kids will learn about ballet, the instrument called the celesta, and about Tchaikovsky. There are several notebooking pages included. You can read more about the SQUILT Nutcracker Holiday Unit Study here.

Video Art Lessons

Masterpiece Society:

A Nutcracker Christmas from Masterpiece Society


Chalk Pastel:

Use chalk pastels to create are for the Nutcracker music lesson. From Music in Our Homeschool.

Use art to complete your study of the Nutcracker. Chalk Pastel has some wonderful online lessons that are perfect for all ages! The Nutcracker set of lessons includes:

  • Nutcracker
  • Clara and the Christmas Tree
  • Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Chinese Tea Dance
  • Mouse King

Here are a few of my favorite Nutcracker books:

A Few YouTube videos to watch:

Other Resources for Studying the Nutcracker:

Nutcracker Printables from Proverbial Homemaker

Free 3-Page Printable Pack Download to Use While Studying the Nutcracker:

15-Minute Music Lesson Printable Pack, free download from Music In Our Homeschool, includes Composer Sheet, Listen and Write, and Listen and Draw.

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