Musical concept : Pitch High / Low
Prerequisites : Do this activity before snacktime.
Setting the scene
“Today, we’re going to use our snacks to get to know Mazaam’s squirrels.”
(Three or four children each) for the discussion
“What kinds of snacks do you think are good for your health? Tell your team members what you think.” (Possible answers: fresh fruit or vegetables, cheese, crackers, sunflower seeds, etc.)
“What do you think are the squirrels’ favourite healthy snacks?” (Several possible answers – so long as the children say snacks that are healthy)
What ‘high’ means when we’re talking about pitch (say the word in a high-pitched voice) and ‘low’ (say the word in a low-pitched voice).
“Is this squirrel making a high-pitched or low- pitched sound?”
“The squirrels forgot to do something important before eating their snacks… What was it?” (Answer: wash their hands.)
“Wash your hands before you eat your snacks. Then, take out your snack and sit in your spot, but wait a moment before eating.”
“Each of you will take turns to say what your snack is in a low or high voice. If a classmate has the same snack as you, try to use the same pitch of voice as they did to say what your snack is. If I say I have an apple in a high voice, the other children who have apples will also say the same thing in a
In order to practise the children’s sequential memory,
tell them: “We’re going to play a game like ‘In my bag, I have a…’ but instead we’re going to say ‘In my lunchbox, I have a…’, with each of us adding the name of our snack to the list.”
For example :