Dynamic Pets introduces students to the dynamics of piano and forte through interactive sounds, movement, and a hide and seek game. The Dynamic Dog Game can be played both as an introductory lesson or as a review lesson before moving on to crescendo and decrescendo/diminuendo.
⚠️Please note: the updated version includes an interactive PowerPoint Presentation and a Google Slides version. ⚠️
WHAT YOU'LL GET:
✺ Slides that introduce the sound of piano and forte
- audio includes the "soft" squeak of a mouse and the "loud" bark of a dog
✺ Slides that encourage students to move their bodies to show the dynamics
- audio includes musical excerpts to use as examples of soft and loud
✺ Conducting activity with piano and forte
- students conductors lead the class in showing dynamics with their bodies and voices
✺ Slides describing how to play the Dynamic Dog Game
✺ Additional slides for extension with mezzo piano and mezzo forte
- audio includes examples of each dynamic
- students match musical excerpts with the correct dynamic (p, mp, mf, f)
✺ Printable cards that can be printed double-sided to be used as flashcards for review or as a matching game in class centers
✺ Printable "Forte the Dog" page that can be used for the game in lieu of a stuffed toy
✺ Directions for Use
WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT THIS RESOURCE:
“This was absolutely fantastic. Thank you for the material. I especially love the conductor portion. It is a great idea and has the students actively making dynamic changes as well as putting a student in a leadership type role. Thanks!”
"These were such a successful addition to lessons about forte and piano! My younger grades really enjoyed the activities and I felt they were perfectly done to work as a lesson or an extension activity!"
“Love the connection to animals, and so did my students! We also really enjoyed the game. Thanks!"
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