Rhythm Sticks is bored, until he gets an exciting envelope with cards in it. He has fun reading he cards, until one of the cards has something on it that he doesn't understand... Drum helps him out.
This is a nice, short story to teach KG or Grade 1 about dynamics. I included only piano and forte, because I used the story for the very first introduction to dynamics.
Little blurbs with "teacher tips" are included. Printable rhythm cards are included too; the cards could be put in an envelope addressed to Rhythm Sticks.
Don't have enough rhythm sticks for your class? Chop sticks will work too!