Sand Block Crescendo Decrescendo


Children are great at following non-verbal cues. Help them understand the concepts of quiet and loud, and they will have no trouble listening for dynamics in music. Being able to follow non-verbal cues will not only help your child in music, but will help them develop socially as they learn to identify social cues. For example, people talk quietly in a library and loudly at a ballgame, or quietly when they are telling a secret, and loudly when they are excited. Give them some real-world examples like a train whistle and butterfly wings, then ask them to play like either one. 



Your class will love this circle time instrument activity. Help them explore new ways to play their sand blocks while they listen for musical cues! Once they master the sand blocks, try adding other instruments for them to explore! With this download, you will receive:

  • Sand Block Crescendo Decrescendo digital audio track – Keep it handy so you’re always ready to sing and play with your students
  • Sand Block Crescendo Decrescendo Activity Guide –  includes what kids learn (goals/objectives), how to teach it, suggested materials/instruments