If you've never heard of the game, here's how to play:
Choose one king/queen to sit on a separate “throne.” All other students stand on the other side of the room and sing:
Good King(Queen) Leopold The king/queen responds:
(sol mi sol-sol-mi) You must ask again
May we cross your kingdom? (Sol mi sol sol-mi)
(sol sol mi la sol mi) This time use your ________ voice.
(sol sol mi la sol sol mi)
Student chooses the voice–
whisper, speaking, shouting, singing.
Students repeat “Good King/Queen Leopold, may we cross your kingdom?” in the voice that was ordered. The king/queen only grants permission to students when all have complied with the order. When permission is granted, students cross over the kingdom. I had my students walk from one end of the carpet to the other. A new king/queen is then chosen.
Add a foam crown from Walmart and you're all set!
Not only is this a great way for students to practice their four voices, it's also a great way to individually assess!