Take a traditional game of name that tune up a new level with this fun challenge to get the kids invested in playing along!! In this Name That Tune Song Champions game, you’ll see if the kids can guess the song titles in as few of notes as possible.
This is a wonderful singing time activity for introducing your new Come Follow Me Primary song picks of the year. Or, use it with a substitute for a simple and fun game that doesn’t take any prep!
Name That Tune
Song Championship & Awards
How to Play:
Select a set of songs to introduce for the first time or that you’d like to review. This activity is perfect for the first lesson plan of the year or to practice all of your Program songs!
Challenge the children to see how many gold medal trophies they can earn by guessing all the song titles!
Start by playing only note. Is enough? Do they want to guess or add another note?
Play 2 notes and take guesses. If they need it, keep adding notes until they can name the song!
When they’ve guessed the song sing through it together! As a bonus, you can then have the children rate the song as a love it, like it, or still thinking about its rating.
5 More Fun Ways to Play!
Song Titles: To simplify the challenge, bring in all the song titles so the children have a bank of songs to choose from. You can include some extra song titles, if desired, so it’s not TOO easy.
Child Pianist: Encourage one of your Primary children that are learning to play the piano to assist you! This would be a fun way to give your pianist a day off. You can use the simplified I Can Play It sheet music.
Roll a Dice: Roll a 6-sided dice to determine a random selection of how many notes to play! If they don’t get it on the first few guesses, roll again and add that many additional notes! For an easier challenge, roll 2 dice and add the number of notes together.
Kid Numbers: Let the children pick a number for how many notes to try. Do they want to go for gold, try for silver, or make it easy to guess on the first try?
Leveled Clues: Add one mini hint for each level (gold, silver, and blue). Such as a common keyword or theme of the song. Try humming the notes to help them “hear” those first few notes in a different way.
For another fun singing time idea to introduce your songs or use as an easy review game, try our Magic Messages Singing Time Review Game.
Name That Tune Primary Songs
Printable Championship Awards
This set of printables includes 3 different award levels: gold trophy, silver medal, and a blue ribbon the kids can earn for each of the songs.
Choose from the style with the ranking levels already written up for your or blank version in several sizes to adapt the printables to fit how you’ll use this activity! And there’s a more printer-friendly option. Plus, there’s even a printable poster, if you’d like to use it!
You’ll find additional styles and sizes included in the January Book of Mormon INSTANT Primary Singing Membership! They include 1/2 page medals, 1/4 page medals, and blank medals so you can come up with your own titles and note goals!
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For another fun themed competition game, put two songs head to head and see which song can “knockout” the other song in our Knockout Our Primary Songs Boxing Review game! This is a fun theme to work through a bunch of different songs with lots of singing repetition.
What other fun ways could you use these cute Championship Awards with a game of Name That Tune to encourage cooperative competition?