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Number of participants



approx. 35 min.

Working method
  • group work
Musical abilities of the trainers

1  3 4 5 6

and instruments
  • optional: percussion instrument
  • music player / app
    to play the song
  • collaboration
  • attention
  • concentration
  • movement coordination
  • sense of rhythm

Circle Round the Zero

This activity is generally a warming-up exercise, this funny game
is useful as it gives the participants the opportunity
to get to know each other


The main objectives of these music activities are to introduce participants to the joy of playing and singing songs together, as well as to provide some knowledge of musical experience, understanding and enjoyment. The musical activities combine visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning in a joyful way.


Learning the melody at the beginning of the game is also important, either the leader learns this in advance, then the others learn it from her/him during the game. Or it is also possible to spend some time together learning while listening to the recording.

  1. Participants are standing in a circle, spaced slightly apart, one leader on the outside.
  2. Everyone in the circle claps the beat while singing, the instructor walks around the outside of the circle.
  3. At the appropriate point in the song as: ‘Back, back zero’ the instructor stands back to back with one of the players.
  4. At ‚Side, side zero’ he/she stands next to him/her in the circle.
  5. At ‚Front, front zero’ he/she stands facing the chosen participant.
  6. Version 1: At ‚Tap your lovin’ zero’, he taps him/her on the shoulders.
    Version 2: At ‚Swing your lovin’ zero’, they swing together.
  7. On the next repetition, that person joins him walking around the outside of the circle. Then two play the same for the corresponding words, and so on until they run out in the circle.


Version 1:

Circle round the zero, Find your lovin’ zero,
Back, back zero, side, side zero,
Front, front zero, Tap your loving zero.

Version 2:

Circle round the zero, Find your lovin’ zero,
Back, back zero, side, side zero,
Front, front zero, Swing your loving zero.

    comments for facilitators

    During the activities be care of the steady beat.
    There are countless versions of these popular songs, and they have varied in lyrics and melody over the years, so you can learn any version.