Musical concept : Intensity Loud / Soft
Prerequisites : None
Setting the scene
“Today, when we play Mazaam, we’ll communicate without saying a word by massaging shoulders. We’ll have to be especially careful not to be spotted by Mazaam’s lynx!”
Then explain what this concept means in music : Intensity is like the sound volume on a television.
When you give a massage, intensity represents pressure – the force that is being applied.
Use the interactive whiteboard or one tablet per pair of children, if there are enough tablets for all the children.
Explain to the children that it’s important that they feel comfortable giving or receiving a shoulder massage.
If a child doesn’t feel comfortable, suggest another part of their body (their forearm, for example).
If a child prefers not to touch another or not to be touched themself, suggest giving the massage on a stuffed animal.
Remind the children that it’s important to ask the partner’s permission before touching them or giving them a massage. If the partner does not clearly give permission, it’s better not to give them a massage.
Including the concept of intensity and the practice of respect and consent.
Wrap up the activity by eating a snack of peppers, just like the lynx.
For another challenge, do module 008A – The Lynx’s Lost Toys – Part 1.
Play the second game in the Mazaam app’s World of Lynx module with the children.