Musical concept : Intensity Loud / Soft
Prerequisites : Have done either Module 017 – A Musical Massage or the first game in the World of Lynx (intensity)
Antonin Dvorak: New World Symphony, IV. Allegro con fuoco, performed by the NAC Orchestra.
15 sec. excerpt
Complete musical piece
Setting the scene
“Today we’re going to look for the toys the Lynx have lost. While the Lynx were eating their snack of peppers, the squirrels hid their toys in bags in the classroom, but we don’t know how many toys were hidden. We’ll listen to a piece of music together and try to find out how many toys the squirrels hid.”
From Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony, IV. Allegro con fuoco and point out the different sound intensities – soft or loud – to the children.
And count the number of loud sounds with the children. Mention to the children that there are 10 sounds that are louder than the others. This corresponds to the number of toys hidden by the squirrels in the classroom.
For moving around in the classroom. Just like in a treasure hunt, the children try to find the 10 toys the squirrels have hidden in the classroom.
When the children hear a loud sound, they should raise their object, in numerical order (from 1 to 10). Pause the music at each loud sound (or a few loud sounds) and ask the children to describe the object they’re holding by naming one of its features.
With each other so that everyone participates. Repeat the previous activity and ask the children to mention other features of the objects in their hands.
For another challenge, do the activity in the next module: The
Lynx’s Lost Toys – Part 2.
Play the second game in the Mazaam app’s The World of Lynx with the children.