Tanglewood for Kids - Week 1


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Tanglewood for Kids - Week 1

Welcome to Tanglewood for Kids!

Each Sunday afternoon, we invite kids and their families to enjoy the sights and sounds of Tanglewood from the comfort of home. To make the experience even more fun, we’ve included activities, crafts, recipes and videos – all created just for you! – that you can explore while you’re listening to the Boston Symphony Orchestra.


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This week, you can learn more about composers Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington through games and reading; make your own rhythm shaker so that you can play along with the music; color a scene from the Tanglewood grounds; and make cookies that look like a piano, created by our friends at Creative Gourmet!

Activity Sheets

Download this week's activity sheets to learn more about Sunday afternoon's BSO Encore Performaces at Tanglewood concert!

Week 1: Harbison, Gershwin, Copland and Ellington

Here’s a list of materials that you might want to collect before Sunday, depending on the activity that you choose:

Rhythm Shaker:

  • Cardboard Roll (Toilet paper or Paper towel roll)
  • Dry uncooked beans or rice
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Scissors (Use Adult Supervision)
  • 2 rubber bands/Tape
  • Markers, crayons, washi tape, and stickers for decoration (optional)

Family Friendly Recipes

Try these fun recipes to celebrate July 4th!

Marbled Red, White, and Blue Bundt Cake

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

Piano Key Cookies


Watch and Play!

How to make a clarinet reed in 2 minutes or less (really!), with Tom Martin.

Watch on YouTube


Coloring Book Pages

Download and color the Tanglewood images!

Lion's Gate Entrance coloring bookLion's Gate Entrance

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