The Lynx’s Lost Toys Part 1 #008A

The children find the lynx’s lost toys by counting the number of loud sounds they hear in the music.

Musical concept : Intensity Loud / Soft


Priority areas of development

Secondary areas of development

  • Language : Expresses themselves orally in different ways


  • Cognitive : Draws upon their capacity for attention and memory
  • Emotional : Engages in positive experiences


  • Physical and motor : Exercises gross motor skills


  • Social : Gradually assimilates rules of conduct


Prerequisites : Have done either Module 017 – A Musical Massage or the first game in the World of Lynx (intensity)

Necessary material

  • An interactive whiteboard, a computer, a tablet or a smartphone


  •  10 small objects marked from 1 to 10, placed in bags, and hidden in different places in the classroom.


  • Install the Mazaam app and open the World of Lynx (intensity)


Music to listen to online or to download

Antonin Dvorak: New World Symphony, IV. Allegro con fuoco, performed by the NAC Orchestra.

15 sec. excerpt

Complete musical piece

Lesson plan

Setting the scene

1. Introduce the activity :

“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.”


1. Listen to an excerpt

From Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony, IV. Allegro con fuoco and point out the different sound intensities – soft or loud – to the children.

2. Listen to the music again a few times

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.

3. Remind the children about the safety rules

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.

4. Listen to the music once more with the children

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.

5. Have the children exchange objects

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.

To go further

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.