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Target Words

beat, chorus, conductor, sing, song, speed, tempo, vocalist




One person is the conductor and the other person or people are the vocalists. Before you begin, you may want to explain that the tempo is the speed of the music and a conductor is a person who directs the vocalists or singers.

  1. The conductor chooses a song (one that everyone knows).
  2. The vocalists start singing that song.
  3. The conductor calls out different commands (see below) for the vocalists to follow.
  4. At the end of the song, it's someone else's turn to be the conductor.

Mimic a conductor's hand motions as you call out commands such as:


The original version is great for car trips or vacations because all you need is your singing voice. If you're at home and you have some musical instruments, try doing the same activity but with musical instruments instead of singing. You can still change the tempo and the volume, plus do things like switching instruments!

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