Do you have a favorite activity that you've used year after year, that the kids love, you love, and learning happens every time? That's how I feel about this activity. It's about classic literature, classic music, and reading/ listening comprehension.
Every year I have the children listen to the music from The Nutcracker. They talk about what's happening in each section of the story, and illustrate. Somewhere between the drawing, the music, and the conversation, the brain is focused and happy!
The activity is available at my TeachersPayTeachers store. It's a summary of the ballet version of the Nutcracker story. Just click the Nutcracker to get there!