Easy Attention Getters For Students
In the realm of education, capturing and maintaining students’ attention is a key ingredient in fostering an effective learning environment. However, keeping students engaged can sometimes feel like a daunting task. The good news is that incorporating interactive and enjoyable techniques into the classroom can transform the dynamics and invigorate student participation. Among the myriad of strategies available, call-and-response attention getters have emerged as a powerful tool to grab students’ focus and ignite their enthusiasm.

Hocus Pocus, Time to Focus

By infusing elements of fun, rhythm, and active participation, these attention getters not only captivate students’ interest but also foster a sense of camaraderie and collaboration.

Try these dynamic call-and-response attention getters to infuse energy and excitement into your classroom or program.

Call: “1-2-3, eyes on me.”

Students respond: “1-2, eyes on you!”


Call: “Hocus pocus.”

Students respond: “Time to focus!”


Call: “Waterfall!”

Students: “Shhhhhhhhhh.”


Call: “Red Robin”

Students: “Yummmm…”


Call: “Wolfpack”

Students: *Howl*


Call: “Stop. Look.”

Students: “Listen!”


Call: “3, 2, 1…”

Students: “BLAST OFF!” 


Call: “Knock, knock.”

Students: “Who’s there?”


Call: “Ready? Set?”

Students: “You bet!”


Call: “Macaroni and cheese.”

Students: “Everybody freeze!”


Call: “Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?”

Students: “Spongebob Squarepants!”


Call: “Alright, stop.”

Students: “Collaborate and listen!”


Call: “Shark bait!”

Students: “Ooh ha ha!”

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