Hot & Cold and Word Quing


Check out these 2 simple singing time review activities. These may be helpful in reviewing any songs your primary needs to practice!

Hot 'N Cold

This note stays in the back of my binder – ALWAYS (find out why HERE)!  It’s a simple clip art image of a note, printed on card stock and laminated. When we play, I put a piece of tape on the back so it can be stuck around the room.
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To play, a child goes out into the hallway. Meanwhile, another child hides the note somewhere in the primary room. The child in the hallway is called back in. In order to find the note, the primary sings softer and louder to guide him/her to the note.
The louder the primary sings, the closer the child is to the note.  The softer the primary sings, the further away child is to the note.
The kids LOVE this activity and will sing any song over and over again until each child has had a turn or you run out of time.
Here’s a second activity that I played with my Primary a few weeks ago…

Word Quing Review:

I picked up a free crown from Burger King and covered it with tin foil, some jewels and the words “Word Quing” (a mix between King and Queen – get it?) Really simple. To store it, I just folded it in half and put it in my files. It has a crease on the sides but it still works ;).
Play 2 different ways:
For Sr. Primary, write the words of a song on the board. Pick a child to come be the King or Queen. The child stands so they cannot see the board.
Choose a word from the song and circle it. The primary then sings the song but does not sing the word that is circled. The Quing has to figure out what word was not sung.
Once the word is determined, erase that word. Repeat with a new King/Queen, new word, erasing until most of the song is erased.
For Jr. Primary, since they cannot read, simply send a child out into the hallwa.  Tell the rest of the primary what the word is. Still have words on the board for the teachers. But instead of not singing the specific word, sing that word very loudly. This makes it easier for the King/Queen to figure it out.
Repeat until most of the kids have had a turn.
Make sure to check out more of my review activities HERE.
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6 thoughts on “Hot & Cold and Word Quing”

  1. Cute! We do a similar game called "Word Nerd." I have one of the kiddos wear nerdy glasses (I use the 3-D glasses with the lens' removed) and tape the word that we will not be singing to the glasses so they can't see them. They look like a nerd wearing the glasses, thus the name. The kids sing the entire song, minus the word on the glasses. Probably my Primary's favorite game of all time!

    1. What is it about singing opera? My senior kids love to sing opera "like me". Um…I'm going to take that as a compliment. 🙂 Love the spinner idea!

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