Leadership Inspirations Activities

Name That Tune

Play short snippets of songs for participants to try to guess correctly

Duration

10 minutes

Team Stage

Any Stage

Type Of Activity

Energizer, Game

Materials

Music player

 

SUMMARY

Play the first few seconds of a song and have participants compete to be the first to correctly guess the song title and artist.

 

SET UP

  • Prepare a playlist of appropriate songs to use for the activity. 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Play the first few seconds of a song and then pause it.
  • Have participants raise their hand if they think they know the title and/or artist of the song that is playing.
  • Have the first participant with their hand raised guess the title and/or artist of the song. If they are correct, they get a point each for title and artist. If they are incorrect or only get one of the points, move on to the next participant with their hand raised to guess. Continue until the title and the artist of the song have both been guessed correctly.
  • If nobody is able to guess correctly, play the next few seconds of the song and repeat the guessing process.
  • Continue playing songs and taking guesses until the end of the playlist or run out of time. The participant who collected the most points is the winner!

VARIATIONS

  • Give this activity a theme by creating a playlist of songs that all fit in a particular category, such as “Hits of the 90s“ or “Disney music“.
  • Combine this activity with Dance Party by playing the remainder of each song and having participants dance along after it has been correctly guessed.

SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS

What?
  • What was the goal of this activity?
  • Did your group do well? What could have improved?
  • How did your group make decisions? Was it effective or ineffective?
  • How did your group manage conflict that arose?
So What?

Teambuilding

  • When has your group worked well together in the past? When have they not worked well together?
  • When has (something that happened in the activity) happened in the past with your group?
  • What habits or actions make a successful or effective team? What are your group’s opportunities for growth when working together?
Now What?
  • What does this activity tell you about the strengths of your group? The areas for improvement?
  • What’s one commitment each person can make?
  • What are three lessons the group has learned that they can continue to work on?
  • How can we implement these lessons in our school/organization?
  • What can you do differently moving forward?