Designed to encourage students’ creativity and teamwork, Encanto: Recycle the Rhythm is a free, downloadable, educational resource that will immerse pupils in the magic of music and draw on skills within the curriculum of PSHE Education, English, literacy and art & design.
In Disney’s Encanto, Mirabel – the only ordinary member of her extraordinary family – discovers that the magic surrounding their home is in danger, and she might be her family’s last hope. Taking inspiration from this, our resource will show students that while not everything appears exceptional, creativity and teamwork can transform even the most everyday of items into something so much more.
Check out the trailer for Disney's Encanto and register now for your free resource.
Encanto: Recycle the Rhythm is a two-lesson curriculum-linked learning sequence suitable for 6-11 year-olds which features video tutorials from a professional musician, engaging PowerPoints, useful lesson plans and take-home activities to continue students' learning at home.
Throughout the multi-media lessons, pupils will be encouraged to unleash their creativity by responding to the music of the film through an art and design exercise before later designing their own album cover for their eco-orchestra.
Supported by music tutorials from a professional musician, your pupils will develop skills and vocabulary to both discuss and create music. Learners will then be challenged to form an eco-orchestra, creating their own rhythms and beats using an array of recyclable materials.
The activities will culminate with an opportunity for students to share their compositions through performance and encourage them to reflect on how much progress they have made, highlighting that not all talents are given.REGISTER AND DOWNLOAD
To accompany the launch of the new Encanto: Recycle the Rhythm resource, we are running a creative Album Cover competition. You can enter your pupils now for the chance to win some special Encanto merchandise bundles for your class!
To enter, pupils should design an album cover inspired by their eco-orchestra group. We welcome entries created with pens, pencils, crayons, paints, collages, or mixed media. The winner will be chosen based on the creativity and originality of the album cover designs and their class will receive a bundle that includes an activity set, notebook, key chain, drawstring bag and headphones.
For full details on how to enter, sign up to download the resource where you'll find our Encanto: Album Cover competition entry sheet.
The competition deadline is 21 December 2021 – good luck! Terms and conditions apply.
Disney’s Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal – every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.
The film features all-new songs by Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) and is directed by Byron Howard (Zootopia, Tangled) and Jared Bush (co-director Zootopia), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez) and produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino.
This resource has been commissioned by The Walt Disney Company to support the release of Encanto.
Disney’s Encanto opens in cinemas November 24 2021.
Byron Howard, Jared Bush and Charise Castro Smith
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephanie Beatriz, Angie Cepeda, Diane Guerrero, John Leguizamo, Wilmer Valderrama
Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino