I came up with this game after a colleague demonstrated it in an inhouse workshop (thanks Jennifer!). I made it much more dynamic and it really is fun!
First preteach the vocab slide for the song. The easiest way is to either get the students to categorize the words (living , dead, abstract or by colour, size, or their own way...). Another way to preteach is for them to ask you questions or each other questions using the words.
Then each student chooses one word and writes it nice and big on a piece of paper or small whiteboard. Everyone stands up and listens to the song. If they hear their word, they sit down. Last one standing wins. Play in groups so if a person sits down they are still interested to see if their group wins.... Another great variation is to let them stand up if the word is said a second time, they can get back into the game!
Enjoy and more coming soon or make your own and share! See example video versions HERE and HERE
#1 All I want for Christmas is you / You Gotta Be
#2 If i had a million dollars / Lemon Tree
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Thinking Out Loud is a great song for Lastonestanding.
Play with this ppt version, just click the slides and go. Use the flashcards for students to cut up and listen and put in order (if you wish).
Here is another option and worksheets / activities for the music video - Thinking Out Loud. Another song on this same topic is When I'm 64 by the Beatles.