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: 

Group Size: 

  • Individual
  • Large Group
  • Medium Group
  • Small Group

Play Area: 

  • Classroom (small indoor space)

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.


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)

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.


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