Name That Jingle
There are jingles and advertising slogans that have staying power. Years later you can identify the product or finish the jingle. This activity can either be a singing activity and use jingles or you can make it a slogan activity. Pick a few that your students would know and sing or recite them and see if they can name the product or finish the jingle. Alternately, you can pick an oldy but goody (like Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz) and challenge them to ask their parents or find it on internet.
Use this as an introduction into trusting advertising. When they hear a commercial, do they believe everything the announcer says? Every commercial for toilet paper tells you it is the best one. Can they all be right? It’s important to understand who you can trust and who you can’t. Use the YouTube video to the left to teach kids about how to determine what is trustworthy online. It is a British video, so they use the word Adverts for commercial or ad.
To process this activity, ask these questions:
- Which jingle/slogan do you like the best?
- Are commercials always truthful?
- Is everything you read on the Internet trustworthy?
- Why is it important to question if something or someone is trustworthy?
How did this activity go when you used it in your classroom? Did you make any modifications that worked better for you? Share your experience below!