Must / Mustn't rap and game

A rap and follow-up game using must and mustn't

I made this short rap and activity for the 2021 JHS 2nd grade book.

Just the beat:
Lyrics: see attached

I played the rap once before going over the lyrics. Then, we rapped all together. Depending on how much time you have, you can then get picky about pronunciation, get students to perform the rap individually or in groups, and/or ask students to write their own lyrics.

Cards: see attached

After we rapped, we played a short, timed speaking game where players try to tell their opponent to do the opposite of their card. Each player has a card that says something like "You mustn't be quiet." All of the card phrases are opposites of those found in the rap. I told the students beforehand all of the variations. Players walk around and find a partner. They do rock paper scissors and the winner tries to say the opposite of what the opponent's card says. For example, if they think the opponent has a "You mustn't be quiet" card, they say "You must be quiet." If they guess correctly, they receive a win and the two players find new partners. If their guess is wrong, then their opponent gets one try. In my class, I asked them to find a new partner if both of them were wrong. You could ask them to continue with the same partner until one of them guesses correctly. The person with the most wins when time runs out is the winner! You can also make this into a battle royale style game where if you correctly say the opposite of the opponent's card, they are removed from the game.

Submitted by Colin July 20, 2021 Estimated time: 20 minutes
Inspired by Did The ALT...?
  1. UonumaRobert July 20, 2021

    That was fantastic. I liked that you made sure to mention more than once ‘no poking’

  2. atomaki July 27, 2023

    I would have liked to hear the rap but the link provided shows "video no longer available"

  3. erinkelly September 15, 2023

    I was excited for this idea, but the video with the lyrics is no longer available on YouTube.

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