Teaching pack: Surprise boogie

The teaching materials for “Surprise boogie” are free and accessible for educational purposes. The teaching pack consists of a short film, activity cards for children and a lesson plan for the teacher.

Surprise boogie

What would big band jazz music look like? How would what we hear – the swing, the rhythm, the ups and downs – be translated into images? Surprise Boogie is visual music. How would you paint, draw or maybe clay your favourite piece of music?

Albert Pierru’s film “Surprise boogie” is an extraordinary film. It was made without a camera! By scratching directly on the filmstrip the maker creates abstract and figurative images that seem to dance to the rousing jazz music.

The film lesson “Surprise boogie” is part of Cinemini Europe, an innovative and interactive film education programme for children aged three to six years old.

All 26 Cinemini films and accompanying film lessons are free for educational purposes: in schools, pre-schools, classrooms. The hand out for pedagoges and the activity cards for children for “Surprise boogie” are available below. This film and the other Cinemin- films can be viewed after entering a password. Fill in the form and we will send you the link to the movie channel with the password immediately.

Teaching materials to accompany the film:


About the teaching materials

for children aged 3 to 6


– film
– Activity cards for children
– Hand out for pedagoges

The method and materials are free and accessible for educational purpose. To watch, you will need a password

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