Movie Soundtrack Analysis: Home Alone

Do you need one more “last week before the holidays” activity?⁣ I don’t know about you, but I’m tired and ready for a break!  Lucky for you, I’m offering a great no prep, printable movie soundtrack analysis activity that is sure to engage your students before winter break. Bonus – it’s holiday themed.

For our final week of music classes, my older students are completing the ‘Home Alone’ Movie Music Soundtrack Analysis Task. The goal of this lesson plan is to get students to watch the movie, listen closely to the soundtrack, then have them describe how the music helps to support and enhance the scenes in the movie.

Cover of Home Alone – Movie Soundtrack Analysis Activity

This soundtrack analysis activity includes:

  • 1 page introduction
  • 3 page printable student worksheet
    • Includes a brief summary of the 7 elements of music and 4 guiding questions.
  • 3 page student worksheet available on Google Slides™
    • Perfect for distance learning and made to be used on Google Apps, such as Google Slides™ and Google Classroom™.
    • Includes a brief summary of the 7 elements of music and 4 guiding questions.
    • A ‘Google Classroom Help’ guide is also included to help answer any questions about uploading the product correctly for your students.

Just print and go!  During the movie, students can critically listen and respond to how the musical soundtrack (and musical elements used) support what is happening in the scene. It’s engaging for students, integrates music, and requires no prep from you.😉

Note: You can access the Home Alone soundtrack on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, or here.

An image of what the Home Alone – Movie Soundtrack Analysis activity contains

Additional Resources


This concept is adaptable to any other movie – pair this soundtrack analysis task with other movies any time of year.

Or, do you need another holiday themed activity? Check out this Christmas Bingo card that gives your students a fun and engaging way to practice musical concepts, while interacting with one another!

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