Song Pop

Sometimes adapting popular social media games can be an easy draw for teens. Last spring a teen asked us to make a SongPop game. We did a trail run during our Summer Lock-In and made some tweaks and improvements for a bigger version this fall. If you are unfamiliar, SongPop is essentially Name that Tune. To run the game you will need something to play music from and on. You can download all the songs or you could use Spotify or Youtube (try Disco). SongPop uses categories and multiple choice, so I set up a simple Jeopardy-style Powerpoint  (Double Jeopardy) for our version of the game. After this the set-up and running of the game is pretty simple. We had two teams. Each team sent up one competitor at a time. Each competitor had a white board and marker and there was a bell on the table. One of them would choose a category. We’d play a song and they’d write a letter and ding the bell. Once the bell had been dung, the song stopped and they had to put their markers down. If they were correct they received points. We did not subtract points. Also, to avoid (most) arguments, we gave points to both competitors (or accordingly) as long as they had written down the correct answer before the bell. It’s a loud and fun activity, that we HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Check the jump for our playlists.

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