Tanglewood for Kids - Week 5

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Tanglewood for Kids - Week 5

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 Hector Berlioz, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Randall Thompson, a composer who wrote a very special piece for Tanglewood, through games and reading. You can also make your very own handprint violin, create a delicious dessert with a recipe from our friends at Creative Gourmet, and hear beloved children’s author Jan Brett, read “Berlioz the Bear” with the ORIGINAL Berlioz Bear, her husband and BSO bassist Joseph Hearn!


Activity Sheets

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

Week 5: Berlioz, Beethoven and Thompson

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

Handprint Violin

  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush or Sponge

Berlioz’ Banana Split Pudding Cups

  • Vanilla pudding
  • Chocolate pudding
  • Can crushed pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Clear plastic solo cup

Have fun, and enjoy the concert!


Family Friendly Recipes

Try making these fun recipes together!

Berlioz' Banana Split Pudding Cups


Watch and Play!

Celebrated children's book author Jan Brett shares a reading of Berlioz The Bear in this special installment of #BSOatHome. Learn more about how this story came to life and hear "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky-Korsakov, played by some of the BSO musicians who inspired the story's characters.


Coloring Book Pages

Download and color the Tanglewood images!

Andris Tattoo coloring bookAndris Nelsons Tattoo!

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