Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pass the Chicken Review Game

Happy Tuesday Everyone! I wanted to post a quick review game idea for the week!! This one may be easier for smaller groups and Sr. primaries!! It will help reinforce the words to the songs you are working on and can help with memorization!!
The one I bring to you this week is "Pass the Chicken." This is another used in classrooms but I have adapted it for singing time!
For this one you will have the children move their seats into a circle! You will choose a child to be "it."  This child starts out holding the chicken. On go, the music starts and the child that is "it" starts passing the Chicken. "It" has to sing/say the first 5 words of the song before the chicken makes it back around the circle to them. If they get to the 5th word before the chicken makes it around, whoever is holding the chicken on the 5th word is now "it."  Play then continues but the new "it" has to sing/say the first 6 words to the song before the chicken makes it back to them. The amount of words increases with each new turn. If a child can't say the amount of words before the chicken makes it back to them then the whole group sings the song or verse while passing the chicken. This way the words are being reviewed constantly throughout the game and all kiddo's are involved!! Once the verse or song is over whoever has the chicken is the new "it" and they then have to try and sing or say the amount of words where the last "it" left off.
So, for review:

*Play starts with 5 words for the First player of the game and increases with each new turn.

*If "it" is able to sing/say the amount of words before the chicken makes it back around the circle
then the child holding the chicken on "it's" last word is now the new "it."  They must now sing/say the next amount of words before the chicken makes it back to them.

*If "it" is unable to sing/say the amount of words before the chicken makes it back to them then everyone sings the song or verse you are working on and passes the chicken. When the song or verse ends, whoever has the chicken is your new "it" and play starts where it left off.

This one may get a little loud, and rowdy. Let the children know before hand that if it gets too crazy then you will have to stop the game. Always remind the children where they are and that you want them to have fun while learning the songs, but they are at church and need to always remember that. If they are too loud, always stop the activity so that they know you are serious about their behavior!

Thank you for stopping by!! Please let me know if you have any questions! Happy Singing this week:)