My 4th through 8th grade classes beg to play this humming performance game... and the best part is that I get to hear them sing without them realizing it! It's a great game to play in the first days of school where you're trying to quickly assess each child's intonation and vocal quality.
The idea for this game sparked while I was playing Cranium with my family. The humdinger section made me begin to think about my music classes and here's what I've come up with!
-adorable instructions sheet
-68 super familiar song titles on slips of paper
(folk songs, holiday songs, patriotic songs, etc.)
-a blank sheet for you to add your own song titles
This has been the best way for me to assess my most reluctant singers' solo voices and they have so much fun they don't even notice they're singing solos!
I put my slips in an empty tissue box and decorate the outside of it- the hole is the perfect size for kids hands.
I teach in a Christian school so some of my song titles are religious. You can modify the song list for your group by just leaving slips out and adding your own to the mix!
I've also thrown curriculum songs in for specific classes to see how well they remember or can sing songs from memory for a fun end-of-year review game.
The possibilities are endless!
You don't want to miss this opportunity to hear each student hum his/her heart out!
La La Landes