Letter Drop Down Puzzle: Empowering Song Lyrics

Basic Activity Info

Activity Type: 

  • Wellness
Age Group: 
6-9 yrs
9-12 yrs
13+ yrs
Time Requirement: 
30minutes

Group Size: 

  • Individual
  • Large Group
  • Medium Group
  • Small Group

Play Area: 

  • Classroom (small indoor space)
Objective: 

Participants complete the "letter drop down" word puzzle to uncover the song lyrics that are from inspirational, empowering, and positive songs.
This is a great activity to supplement a self-esteem, positive self-image, and being true to you, topic.
Please see the document attached for the activity.

Equipment: 

Letter Drop Down puzzle printed out for participants (pdf attached to this activity) with answers on the second page
Computer (to listen to songs on)
Pens/Pencils

Set Up: 

Hand out the Letter Drop Down puzzles to participants
Have songs prepared (optional)

Step by Step: 
  1. Hand out the Letter Drop Down puzzles and explain the rules to participants (rules are below and on the sheet).
  • The letters in each vertical column go into the squares directly below them, but not necessarily in the order they appear. A black square indicates the end of a word. When you have placed all the letters in their correct squares, you will be able to read song lyrics from an empowering and positive song. 
  • Give participants a set amount of time to complete the puzzles (could allow participants to work in pairs).
  • After participants have completed the puzzles, go over the answers, which will be lyrics (answers on the second sheet).
  • Discuss the importance, significance, and meaning of the lyrics, and of the song.
  • Emphasize the importance of participants being true to themselves, accepting others for their true selves, and being proud of being you!
  • Attached to the second sheet is a list of others empowering, inspirational and positive songs that you could play for the participants and discuss (there is a link to a video of the each song with lyrics).
  • Give a song to each small group of participants and have them discuss the significance of the lyrics, how it promotes positive self-esteem, and positivity. 
  • Ask participants if they can think of any other songs that could be on the list?
  • Variations: 

    Print out the lyrics of the songs instead of watching the videos.

    Source: 

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