After teaching a song, I use an activity that motivates the children to sing. These simple activities produce great results. It's amazing how much better the kids sing once they start getting feedback on how well they are singing.
I have collected lots of ideas, they don't all come from me! And some are more obvious than others. I'll list them below and as I post about each one, I'll set up a link to the post.
Lost Little Lamb
Fill the Jar
String a Song
Boys vs Girls
IMPORTANT TIP: Use teachers, leaders or children to run the activity so your hands are free to lead and sign. Children love to do these activities, but sometimes need help from an adult. I always have a teacher or leader help them so I can lead the song.
What do you use to motivate your children to sing?