I have a hard time getting the kids to watch my hands while directing. While practicing for our program, I don't even know how many times we had to practice standing at the same time.
It gave me an idea:
I got a pair of cheapy cotton gloves (choose an obnoxiously bright color if they have it)
I hot glued some "warm fuzzies" to the ends of the fingertips, in all different colors.
All I had to do, was wiggle my fingers up in the air to get their attention...and it worked! They could stand as a group!!
I didn't wear them for the program, but it sure helped during our 'prep' time, so I thought I'd pass along the idea...for next year... :)