Drama Vocal Game | Boom Chicka Boom

Boom Chicka Boom is an excellent vocal warm-up with so many uses!

COVID-19 Update!
Please ensure your children are spaced two metres apart. If you don’t have enough space for a circle, it won’t affect the game to have the children randomly spaced.


  • Ask the students to stand in a circle.
  • Say or sing the following lines to them. Pause after each line so the students can repeat:

I said a boom
I said a boom chicka
I said a boom chicka rocka chicka rocka chicka boom
oh yeah
one more time

  • Once you have finished the first round, choose a different vocal style, e.g. whispering, and start again.
  • Keep repeating in various styles.
  • If any of the students have an idea, allow them to lead.

Top tip: Use this game to help students develop accents or vocalise emotion, e.g. in a sad voice.

Mark a space to keep your students socially distant (without damaging your floor)

Rebecca is the founder and chief executive officer of Silly Fish Learning Ltd. She is a children's playwright with a vast and varied career in education, primarily teaching drama and English.

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