Last week's passive program was both hilarious and productive (I was able to use it for two separate programs). I put together a list of ten love songs...well, the first line of the chorus of ten love songs. Throughout the week, the teens visiting the Teen Room were encouraged to try their hand at filling in the next line. They received bonus points for naming the song and artist. At the end of the week, I drew a name of those who had completed the game and handed out a prize.
Program two was even better. Using the same lyrics, attendees at the Anti-Valentine's Day party attempted to write the next line, Anti-Valentine's Day style. Hunter Haye's lyric "(Supplied) Wanna hold your hand forever (Real lyric) And never let you forget" became "Wanna hold your hand forever, hopefully it's still attached." Got a good giggle out of that one.
Sidenote: Beware when using songs in a program. Teens will start to sing and have very strong feelings, both love and hate, for particular artists. I might have inadvertently started a Justin Bieber war. I now have a teen girl who gives me a new Bieber fact everyday after school