Happy Friday Everyone!! What a week this has been! I spent today on a field trip and at the dentist getting a root canal! This is how I wrapped it up!!! All I can say is T.G.I.F!!! I wanted to get my review games on here for the week and I just haven't had the opportunity to sit down and type it out!! I thought I better get it on here while I have 5 minutes or it's just not going to happen!!
To start out, I believe these are both games others out there have played quite a bit. I am going to Dr. up the first one (swat team) and make it work as a review and 4 corners is one I have seen on some of my favorite teaching sites and I have also seen it used by other choristers out there to fit in as a repetition game for singing time!!
With Mothers Day just around the corner I am going to review our two songs this week. Mother Dear and We'll Bring the World his Truth (4 verse for mothers) are the two songs we will be presenting in Sacrament meeting! After going over the words this week, we will be playing another fun review game next week (keep an eye out for this favorite) and then hopefully I can get back on track with the songs for the program!! Ugh, I am getting so far behind!!
Game #1 this week will be SWAT TEAM!! For this simple game I will print out the words for all 3 verses of Mother Dear! I will break the kids into two teams, RED and BLUE! I will have a RED swatter for the red team and a BLUE swatter for the blue team! I will start out posting the individual words for all three verses on the board. These will be in order, verse 1, verse 2, etc. I will then have a child from each team come to the front and take their teams swatter. I will have another set of words from each verse cut into cards and in their verse pile. I will then pick a child to come up and pick a word card from a verse pile. Example: VERSE 1 the child comes up and picks a word card from the verse 1 pile, say the word is "Happy." The child will then show the secret card to the all the children but the swatters! On GO the music will start and the children will sing, when they get to the secret word "Happy" the children will be silent and the two swatters will race to swat the next word in the song, or the "secret" word, which is "Happy." Whoever swats the right word first earns a point for their team and we start over. This is a great one for repetition!
Game #2 will be 4 corners and we will be using this one with We'll Bring the World his Truth (verse 4) written for mothers!
For this one, you will pick a child to be "it" They will come to the front and put on a blindfold. The rest of the primary will split up and go to the four corners of the room. When everyone is in their place, the music will start and the children will sing the 4th verse of Army of Helaman! After the children have finished singing verse 4 the child that is "it" will point to the corner where they heard the least amount of singing voices. That corner of children will then be out and take their seats. I am going to switch this up a bit and then pick a new child to be it from the group that is out. After the new "it" gets on the blindfold, I will then have the children that are still in rotate to a new corner and play starts again. This continues until you are down to one player!! This is a GREAT game that the kiddo's love and are easily tricked into repetition of the song for review!!!
I hope this helps those in need of some fun, simple review strategies! Thank you for stopping by! Please check back in this week for some more review and memorization games that are PERFECT for some AWESOME singing time FuN!! Happy Singing!
Friday, April 25, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I will be having a boy from Senior primary reading this before we sing:
In the Book of Mormon, we read of the story of the 2,000 stripling warriors who became known as Helaman's Army. Helaman described them as young men who were valiant and courageous because they had been taught to keep the commandments of God and walk uprightly before him. As Helaman led them to their first battle, he asked if they were sure they wanted to go forward, not knowing if they would be ambushed and killed. In Alma 56:46-48, we read their response:
46: behold our God is with us, and he will not suffer that we should fall; then let us go forth
47: Now they had never fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon their liberty of their fathers than they did upon their own lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.
48: And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it.
On this Mother's Day, we honor our own mothers who teach us by their example how to live the commandments and develop strong faith. Like Helaman's Army, we too can say, "We do not doubt our Mothers know it."
We will then finish off singing the first verse of "We'll Bring the World his Truth" and then this AWESOME 4th verse that was written by the Dear Sister that came up with this WONDERFUL Mothers day idea... I wish I had a name to give but the lady who shared it did not know the name of the sister who came up with it!! Who ever she may be, blessings for sharing:)
4th verse for We'll bring the world his Truth
Our Mothers know the scriptures are true;
By their example we learn in our youth;
Their Faith is Strong, so ours too will be,
Our Mothers know it and so do we
We will be doing Mother Dear first (pics to click, save and print on my previous post) and then finishing off with this!!! My wish is to help anyone out there feeling so overwhelmed with singing time and life at this very moment! I love to come up with fun singing time activities but I'm sorry, sometimes life just gets in the way and we have to take advantage of the AWESOME talents of others. What a blessing the internet is for us these days!! We get to share and receive such wonderful gifts of talent from everywhere:) Thank you for sharing your BEAUTIFUL gifts with me!! Happy Singing Everyone!!
Mother Dear, I love you so,
Your happy SMILING face,
Its such a joy to LOOK at,
It makes home a LOVELY place!
Mother Dear, I love you so,
Your lovely, shining EYES,
Are just like stars that TWINKLE,
Way up in the bright blue SKIES
Mother Dear, I love you so
I'll try the whole day through,
To please our Heavenly Father,
I'm so glad he gave me you!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This first one comes to us from HERE
On their turn, you will pick a child to come up, pick an egg of their team color.Their team has to be able to preform or answer, etc whatever is in the egg. If they do a good job then they get a chance to stand behind a line and toss their egg into a cup. They will take turns with the other team doing this until someone gets an EGG TAC TOE!!! This is an oldie but goodie and can be made up for any holiday!!!
Next, coming from the same blog we have Egg Race:
This next one is another oldie but goodie! Pin the nose on the bunny!!!
FUN, FUN, FUN and EASY, Easy, easy!!! I know we all have our days where simple is best and needed!! These are definitely PERFECT for THOSE kind of days, YOU KNow What I Mean?
This is all I have for today!! I have plenty more to share and will be posting those tomorrow!! Thank you all for "Hopping" on over and Happy Easter Singing this week everyone!!!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
I saw a paper airplane idea on iheartprimarymusic.blogspot.com where the kids throw paper airplanes with the songs on them and whoever's airplane wins was the song they would sing. I am going to use this cute idea, (thank you for sharing;) and Dr. it up a bit to fit in with a theme of "Our new Journey" I will talk with the kiddo's about how we are on a new and exciting journey together. I will give them each a plain piece of paper along with a crayon. I will then have them write their name and favorite primary song on the paper and make it into a paper airplane. I will then race two airplanes at a time. Whoever wins will say their name, and the name of the song they picked.
I was so excited because I grabbed these cute suitcase die cuts from the Dollar Tree months ago. I decided to make use of them with this activity. They are pictured below:
The Wave: The kiddo's will do the wave in each row all through the song
Strike a Pose: The Chorister will stop playing in spots throughout the song and the kids have to strike a pose each time she stops
Rock, Paper, Scissors: The kids have to do the hand motions throughout the whole song
Dance party: Dance through the song
Gigantic smile: Smile through the song without touching your lips together
Every other: Sing every other word
Beat the clock: Finish singing before the timer runs out
One breath: Sing the song only taking one big breath
I am so excited to begin this new "Journey" with my kiddo's!! I think this will be an easy and fun start on our GRAND ADVENTURE!!
Friday, April 11, 2014
|It's me, It's you|
|All others too, we are his Children|
|He Sent each one of us to Earth|
|To live and LEARN here in Families|
|A fathers place is to PRESIDE|
|To love and teach the gospel to his children|
|A Father leads in Family Prayer|
|To share their love for|
|A Mothers purpose is to care|
|And to Strengthen all her children|
|She teaches children to obey|
|To love and serve in the family|
|and be a good example to each family member|
|And when I am a mom or dad|
|I'll help my family rememeber|
|What he wants us to be|
|This is how he shares his love|
For The Family if of God, I just had my hubby draw Heavenly Father, A Father, Mother and a Child each on a posterboard for me. I then printed out some cute pics to go along with the words for each person. The kiddo's will come up and velcro the pics on as we are learning the words. Its CRAZY, I have already learned the words myself just putting this together so I know it will work for SR. primary!! You can find velcro dots at Wal mart for $1.50 a pack.
Here are my pics for verses 1-3, I still have to get a poster board to finish verse 4. I will include the pics I used so you can just click, save and print your own!! Thank you so much for stopping by!! Please feel free to comment with any questions and I will get back to you as soon as possible!!! Happy Singing Everyone!!!