Ideas for playlist review
Found in: Practicing & Playlists
Anna J., Canada
Hit me with some fun ideas for playlist review! I’ve been trying to set aside the last lesson of the month to really focus on hearing selections from their playlists (I still incorporate some of this each week, but take a bigger chunk of the lesson for this at the end of the month). I’m looking form some fresh ideas with this. We’ve tried choosing selections with popsicle sticks or rolling dice, the spinner app is always a hit, sometimes we’ve done games like musical chairs, or I’ve handed out small treats based on the quality of each song played. Any new ideas out there?
Susan M., Canada
I have recently done a “playlist point game”. One week before the game, I hand out a paper with individual instructions like “play sentence 2 of Dreams” or “tap the rhythm diagram on your lap”. Students have the practice week to go through the list of items and play the pieces. Then the following week, I have those questions cut up and placed in a gift bag. They pick a question, then get a few seconds to answer, or another student can steal for a point. The person who picked the clue will play the piece.
Joan H., Canada
Similar “steal” idea: one person in the group plays a song, and if at any point other groups members hear something that is not “right”, they say “steal” and then sit down and have a chance to steal and play it right. I find the “stealing” can go on for a while if they are really tuned into the details.
Kim B., Indiana
We use an app called Decide Now. It is a wheel of fortune type wheel. We put the names of the songs for a Foundation level on it. The kids love spinning it and then playing. We also put a your choice on it too.
Paula W., Michigan
- Hangman. If you play the song correctly, you can guess a letter.
- Freeze Tag. We play all the songs in a book, in order. One student starts and when I say “freeze” (usually in the middle of a song) I call on another student to start right where they left off. Everyone pays very close attention during this game.
- Pictionary. I start to draw a SM diagram on the board. The first person who guesses what song it is gets to play it.
- Name That Tune. I play 2-3 notes from a song. The first person to guess what song it is gets to play the entire song.
- Request Time. Each parent in the room requests a song from a different child.