Attention Getters and Signals

Attention getters and signals are any sounds and/or body movements that initiate change in a group. Signals are used to start or stop action. Attention getters are used to focus attention. Having a variety of clear signals and attention getters is imperative when working with groups of children. Below are a few examples – feel free to invent your own!

Appreciation Claps

These claps can be used by a group of students to celebrate an individual or group of people for being awesome or for a job well done.



Cheers can engage all students in special songs and movements that help bring excitement to the end of your program or calm your students to the next transition.