At Home Activities: Sing-a-Song

Written by Active Minds on Thursday the 2nd of April 2020.

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Sing-a-Song

 

This uplifting game is all about songs and their lyrics. It’s a whole lot of fun getting people to match the titles of popular songs with their first lines. With all that music in the air, you might find people spontaneously breaking into song!

It’s a great game to play, any time of the day.


You’ll need

  • 15 cards, with the song title and the artist written on
  • 15 cards, with the first line of the song written on

 

The activity

  • Lay the cards with the first line of the song face up on the table
  • Invite each person in turn to choose a song title card and try to match it with the first line of that song
  • It may help if the others in the group start singing the song too

 

You might have lots of songs in mind but here’s a bunch to get you started…

  • Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley – “One two three o clock, four o clock rock”
  • Stand by Me by Ben E King – “When the night has come and the land is dark”
  • Delilah by Tom Jones – “I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window”
  • Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin – “Oh the shark babe, has such teeth dear”
  • Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis – “You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain”
  • New York New York by Frank Sinatra – “Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today”
  • All You Need is Love by The Beatles – “Love Love Love”
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones – “I was born in a cross fire hurricane”
  • Help Me Rhonda by The Beach Boys – “Well since she put me down, I’ve been out doin’ in my head”
  • I’m a Believer by The Monkees – “I thought love was only true in fairy tales”
  • Dancing Queen by Abba – “Ooh you can dance, you can jive”
  • Life on Mars by David Bowie – “It’s a God awful small affair, to the girl with the mousy hair”
  • Breaking Up is Hard to Do by Neil Sedaka – “Do do down dooby do down down, comma comma”
  • I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder – “No New Years day, to celebrate”
  • Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen – “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?”