To get the kids attention, we do a movement activity.
"If you hear my voice, put your hand on top of your head." (or nose, chin,
Then in line, I say along with the movement...
'Hands up, top of your head, on your shoulders, out to the side, down by your
side, behind your back." When you finish, everyone is looking at you, and
they are ready to leave.
Movement and singing directions works great with little ones. JH