Musical concept : Timbre Wind / Strings
Prerequisites : None
Setting the scene
“Today, we’re going to use a musical seek-and-find game to find out about two families of musical instruments.”
Speak about the characteristics you yourself share with the members of your family (eye
colour, hair, smile, etc.).
Give the floor to a few of the children who want to speak about their own families.
Draw a parallel with music:
In music, we can use the word ‘family’ to refer to instruments that share common characteristics.
There are two large families of musical instruments in the Mazaam app: the winds and the strings. There is a third family of instruments: the percussions (maracas,
For demonstration purposes, do the first three musical excerpts (1–3) with the children.
Ask some of them to come to the front and indicate the right answer for a few excerpts on the interactive whiteboard.
Ask the children to play the Musical Seek- and-Find game using the following seven excerpts (4–10):
Once the children have finished, check their answers (number and type of instruments) and then count the total number of instruments with them from
each family in order to fill out the sheet.
Ask the children to draw the members of their own family or the members of a family of imaginary musical instruments.
Play the second game in the Mazaam app’s World of Eagles module with the children.