A few posts ago, I started a “Musical Games” series. I use these musical games to facilitate social interaction and group cohesion with a group of adolescents I see at the Friendship Circle. Today’s post is about one of my favorite creations…Valentine’s Day BINGO (aka HEART)! Here’s how it works:
I first create various BINGO (aka HEART) cards. Each square has a different “love song.” I then use a special hole punch to create little pink hearts to use as markers. Check out Tuneful Teens: Creative Ideas for Engaging Adolescents in Music Therapy for the template!
On the day of the session, I divide the group into three teams and provide each with a different BINGO card. I then sing and play each song listed on the card (even if it’s a bit of a stretch for me!) They mark each song as they hear it and once they get five across, down, or diagonal they have won HEART! (Although we always say – “Everyone’s a winner!”)
This game was a huge hit last year and I look forward to playing again this year!
* Looking for more inspiration for your adolescent groups? You’ll want to check out this resource ~ Tuneful Teens: Creative Ideas for Engaging Adolescents in Music Therapy *