The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker Musical Puzzle
Piece together the magical adventure of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet with this unique musical jigsaw puzzle.
- Nutcracker musical jigsaw puzzle: Featuring four 10-second sound clips of an orchestra playing from Tchaikovsky’s original score, a perfect gift for music lovers and aspiring ballerinas
- Sturdy gift box contains: 48-piece puzzle (44 regular pieces, plus 4 shaped pieces with cutouts that give access to the musical buttons on the included frame) and an educational poster; finished puzzle measures 29.7 × 21 cm / 11.7 × 8.3 in.
- 4 musical buttons to press: Complete the puzzle to see how the story ends and press the musical note inside the shaped pieces to hear the music
Begin with a musical puzzle frame that outlines in illustrations and text the key events of The Nutcracker story – from the special gift Clara receives from her uncle on Christmas Eve, a wooden nutcracker shaped like a soldier, to the toy’s transformation into a prince who takes Clara on a tour of his kingdom, the Land of Sweets.
Assemble an alluring illustration with Clara, her festal pine, the Nutcracker, and the supernatural characters accompanying her journey. Follow the comprehensive illustration on the poster for guidance, and when complete, press the tonal notes to experience the captivating tones of an orchestra performing excerpts from Tchaikovsky's seminal score. Envision dancers twirling and soaring to the 'Russian Dance', the Sugar Plum Fairy marvelously executing her moves to the silvery sound of a celesta, and more.
Flip the poster over to find additional details on the story’s happy ending and biographical information about the composer and how the music connects with the story.
This musical jigsaw puzzle is the perfect gift to introduce children to classical music.
The Story Orchestra series brings classical music to life for children through gorgeously illustrated retellings of classic ballet, opera and program music stories paired with sound clips of orchestras playing from their musical scores.
Manufacturer’s note: Please pull the white tab out of the back of the puzzle frame before use. Sound buttons require a firm push in the exact location to work, which may be hard for young children. All sound clips are 10 seconds long.