Music Lesson Plan Activities from the Montessori Music Shelf: "Forte & Piano"!

SHELF WORK: LET'S EXPLORE LOUD & QUIET


"FORTE & PIANO" ACTIVITY
Materials:

~ 2 plastic eggs that open in the middle for each child (preferably different colors)
~ A container filled with beans or small pebbles & a small scoop (for loud/"forte")
~ A container filled with rice or sand & a small scoop (for quiet/"piano")
~ Colored, plastic electrician tape
~ Scissors for cutting the tape
~ Sign that has the symbol "F" (for Forte) placed in front of the container of beans
~ Sign that has the symbol "P" (for Piano) placed in front of the container of rice
~ Permanent marker


All Photos in this post are from Jeri-Jo Idarius Photography

First, present this fun "LOUD & QUIET MUSIC ACTIVITY" to your group at music time. Here's the link: "Forte & Piano Game" at Music Circle

Later, the children can make the following project to take home.

WHAT TO DO NEXT:



~ Invite the child to select an egg to make a shaker that sounds LOUD (or "FORTE") and then proceed to scoop beans or pebbles into the plastic egg.



~ Close up the "Forte egg shaker" and then cut a length of tape to fit around the plastic egg so it doesn't open when shaking and tape it shut securely.



~ Then, the child can look at the Forte label and write the "F" on the outside of the plastic egg (or adult can do so). This step is optional.

~ Next, have the child choose a different colored plastic egg to make a shaker that sounds quiet (or "piano") and proceed to scoop rice or sand into this egg. 

~ Likewise, apply tape to close it securely as done before with the "Forte egg shaker."



~Once again, the child can look at the label for "Piano" and write the "P" on his/her "Piano egg shaker." (Optional step)

~ Have fun playing egg shaker music that is "FORTE" and also "piano!"

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4 comments :

  1. This is such a wonderful way to teach Forte and Piano to children! It looks like they are having lots of fun!

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    1. Hi Anastasia,
      Just found this comment and I'm happy you like it. This little conductor game is one of the games the children ask for over and over! thanks for comment!

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  2. More benefits of music for children include learning cooperation, sharing, compromise, creativity, and concentration skills that become invaluable as they enter school, face new challenges, and begin to form new friendships and develop social skills.

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    1. So very true, Florence! I think that having early experiences with music definitely have long term and positive influences no matter what line of work a person chooses as an adult! Thanks for your insightful comment.

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