Only 2 more weeks until Halloween! It is such a fun time of year, you get to dress up and eat candy, no matter what age! Over the next two weeks I will be posting my favourite halloween songs, and interventions so be sure to stop by!
The first intervention I would like to share is not an original and I can’t recall the resource . I remember finding it during a practicum and I was probably in a google black hole of Halloween searching! I apologize in advance to the very creative person who came up with this Scary Dynamics Story! It is a great intervention to do with older children or older adults to learn music terms, practice impulse control, practice reading, increase group participation and socialization, and much more!
First things first! You need to teach whoever is participating the following dynamics:
ppp – pianississimo – very, very soft
pp – pianissimo – very soft
p- piano – very soft
mp- medium soft
mf- mezzo forte – medium loud
If your group is capable of it you can include different instruments to make spooky noises like a thunder tube, woodblock, etc.
Scary Dynamics Story:
ppp – it’s dark in my room and it’s late at night
it’s the first time I’m sleeping without my light
pp – there is something downstairs, it’s in the hall
well maybe it’s nothing … nothing at all…
p- But there it is again at the foot of the stair.
there’s something in the house! I know it is there!
mp- It could be that tiger I saw on T.V
It’s coming up the stairs to gobble me up!
mf – Maybe it’s a lion or a big black bear.
I can hear its footsteps at the top of the stair
f- Closer and closer now, it’s coming to my room.
Maybe it’s a vampire who escaped from his tomb!
ff- It’s turning my doorknob, it’s opening up my door.
What if it’s a dragon? (Maybe two or three or four!)
fff- It’s coming in my room. Oh, what will I do!?!?!
fff-mp OOOOOoooooooooooo… Hello, Mother…it’s only you!