Song Scramble - Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue

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This fun, 10-minute energiser will certainly get your delegates moving … and singing too! It can also be adjusted to suit the age group you’re working with.


  • Write out the first lines from several well-known songs, but write down only one line on each piece of card. Make sure that only enough songs are used to cover the number of people present. You could also tape the songs to playback later.
  • Scatter the cards on the floor, upside down.
  • Explain that once the game begins, each person must grab a card. They must then try to find the holders of the other cards which will complete the verse or section of the song they’ve picked up.
  • The winning group is the first one to correctly assemble and sing their song. If you taped the songs, now is the time to play the “winning” song back to make sure the winning group has sung in-tune!

You may like to have a prize for the winning team. Also you may like to choose the songs in relation to the age of the participants to give everyone a good chance of success!

Here are a couple of older examples:

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide. No escape from reality.
Open your eyes. Look up to the skies and see.
I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy.
Because I’m easy come, easy go, a little high, little low.
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

I have climbed the highest mountain; I have run through the fields
Only to be with you. Only to be with you
I have run. I have crawled. I have scaled these city walls
These city walls. Only to be with you
But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, U2

And a couple of more recent ones:

This was all you, none of it me
You put your hands on, on my body and told me
You told me you were ready
For the big one, for the big jump
I’d be your last love everlasting you and me
Send My Love (To Your New Lover), Adele

Oh, angel sent from up above
You know you make my world light up
When I was down, when I was hurt
You came to lift me up
Life is a drink, and love’s a drug
Hymm For The Weekend, Coldplay


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