Before starting the listening exercises, ask older kids to complete the predictions page of the printables for this section.
With younger kids, ask them to verbally predict what they think the music for this section will sound like in terms of pitch (high/low notes), dynamics (soft/loud sounds), and pace (fast/slow).
Listen to the music, don't look at the pictures in the video and see if you can picture a meadow.
Click here to listen to the Israel Philharmonic, conducted by Zubin Mehta and narrated by Itzak Perlman.
Click here to listen to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's rendition of the same. Conductor Bramwell Tovey also doubles up as the narrator. The work is published by CBCMusic (www.youtube.com/cbcmusic).