Our Music teacher does an excellent job of teaching them all about the music and the story, but we also take time to read and do some activities in the classroom.
We had fun making a toilet paper roll nutcrackers and reading some Nutcracker stories. I loved watching this...
Nutcracker Photo Booth Props which you can download from my TPT store for FREE. We took our pictures with these using photo booth on the mac. I saved them to my photos on my iphone using the dropbox app. We then used them in the app ifunface to make the videos below. This is a paid app for 99¢.
Then we had fun creating Silly (Voice) Summaries with the app iFunFace It has some cool new updates that you can animate up to 4 characters on one screen. I'm downloading the update right at this moment. There is a squirrel voice, cat voice and bear voice. Students had fun recording and picking their final Silly Summary.