Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Spooktacular" Singing Activities for the month of October

BOO! Ha, I am such a dork. However, I do have a couple of really cute ideas I am putting together for singing time on the 26th and I wanted to share those with all of you. I can't believe it is already the middle of the month. Where does the time go? One minute I'm loosing sleep with program jitters and the next minute it is over and I'm planning Halloween. Before you know it I will be teaching the Christmas song I want to have prepared when they ask us to sing for the Christmas party.  I can't even believe how fast it all comes and goes these days!

Well, moving right along with everything else,  I have a couple of cute ideas I will be doing with Jr/Sr on the 26th. They are both very simple but FUN and CUTE and I think the "little monsters" are going to love them.

The first one I have for you is for Sr. primary. It will be called MR BONES!!! hahahaha, that is my scary laugh even though you can't hear it:)


For prep on this one you will want to go to the dollar store and grab some dog bones like these: You will want different shapes and sizes. I will be doing 8 of them.
On the bones, I will be writing page numbers of the songs I want the kiddo's to sing. I will then be hiding these around the room before singing time begins.
For the next step you will want to cut out a couple of these cute guys: Here

To start out the game, I will split my kiddo's into two teams. I will have a child come up and find a bone hiding in the room. The song we will sing is on the bone. I will then pick a child to come up from each team. Once they are ready, we will start singing the song on the bone. The two children will race to see who can put Mr. Bones together before the end of the song. Whichever child is closest or finishes first wins a point for his/her team.

I know some of you don't like the competition. You can play this just by seeing if a child can put Mr. Bones together before the end of the song. This will take out the competition part of it and I think the kiddo's would still enjoy it.

At the end of singing time whichever team has the most points is your Mr. Bones Champs for the day!!!

This next game I have for you is perfect for Jr. Singing time. I will call this one Singing "Pumpkin Patch."

This one will be pretty simple. I am going to grab a few of these mini pumpkins from the grocery. I will probably do about 7-8 of them. On the bottoms I will write the page number of my songs like pictured below.

I will then sit these on the table at the front of the room. The next step will be taping down a circle of Halloween pics. The ones I will use are below. If you want to use them you can just click, save and print mine, or you can make up some of your own.


I will tape each of these pics to the floor in a circle. To play: I will have a child come up and pic a pumpkin from the patch. This will determine our song. Then I will choose a child to come up and stand on the pics taped to the floor. The pianist will play a song and when she stops the child will stop walking. Whatever pic they land on will determine how we sing the song on the pumpkin. I will have them as follows:

Dressed up girls: Girls sing
Dressed up boys: Boys sing
Vampire: Sing with your teeth pointed out like vampire teeth
Bat: Flap like a bat while you sing
Scary Tree: Sway in the wind like a scary tree when you sing
Frankenstein: Walk in place like Frankenstein when you sing
Ghost: OOOOO the words
Witch: fly on your broom when you sing or sing in your best "witchy" voice

These are the two activities I have planned. I hope that they are helpful to anyone that needs them. I love this time of year. I think the kiddo's will enjoy both of these. Thank you all for stopping by and Happy Haunted Singing this month!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014


I just want to take a minute out of my day and say YAY!!! Our program was AWESOME yesterday! I absolutely LOVE my kiddo's. They did a WONDERFUl job and I am so proud of each and every one of them! Everyone was in tears on the last song. It was just WONDERFUL! I am so blessed to have this calling and teach the music to these beautiful children of our HF! I just wanted to share this because I am one proud PRIMARY CHORISTER today and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this calling.

I have a couple of cute Halloween ideas I will be sharing this week so stop back in and check them out in a couple of days.




I will try and have these posted by Wednesday so don't forget to stop back in for a couple FUN singing time ideas! Thank you for all for stopping by! Have a WONDERFUL week!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"Slimey Songs"

Good Morning Everyone!!! Ok, it is afternoon already but my brain is telling me it's still morning (yawn!) I just wanted to throw out another quick singing time idea for the month of October. I did this with Jr./Sr. last year and they really loved it! It's way simple with a PREP RATING of about 2 and a FUN rating of about 10:)

We all know how kiddo's LOVE slime. For this activity I just made me up a big "ole" batch and threw me some plastic creepy crawlies in there from the Dollar Tree. The page numbers for the songs were written on each creature and the kiddo's had to come up on their turn and dig one out. It's simple, FUN and messy!  You may want to have a roll of paper towels or wipes handy for this one.



This is one you can do with both Jr/Sr. I used it with both groups and it was a big HIT with both. Thank you for stopping by, Happy singing this week for all!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"Singing Spiders"

Happy Tuesday! It seems like forever since I have been on here. We are on the home stretch folks. Our program will be this week!!!EEEKKK! I can't believe it is here!! I was so proud of myself for staying so calm and now, AAAAAA, I am starting to panic a little bit! The kids know the songs so I don't know what the deal is but I was up until 2AM going over the finishing touches in my head! We will have a Saturday rehearsal and then that is IT. 2014 done!!!

I thought I would take a time out today, slow down and share a couple of cute Halloween ideas with all of you. My heart just hasn't been in it lately. So many changes and so much of LIFE going on, that I have been a bit of a HOT MESS, I must say! I did run away with my family and some friends to Mexico over my kiddo's fall break last week. It was a horrible thing to do to my presidency but sometimes we just need to RUN! (I did have a bishop tell me that years ago and I will never forget it:) We know our own limits and sometimes we need to just SLOW down and take a breath. Look at the beauty all around us and remember why we are really here, and what's really important! Here's an AWESOME talk by Utchtdorf about this exact thing!  Of Things that Matter Most

While laying in bed awake until 2am this morning, I decided on a couple of cute games I will be using this month for singing time. The first one will be for Jr. primary. It will be called "Singing Spiders."

For starters you will need to print out some of the cute little music notes from above. (just click, save and print) These will be your singing spiders. You will then want to add a song to the back of each spider.
On the day of the activity you will need a few minutes of prep time to set up in the primary room. I will be making a spider web on the floor like this one HERE
You will then place your cute little spiders around the web. I will have a "bigger" spider in the middle of the web. The Object of the game will be to save the "singing spiders" from the "BIG" spider in the middle. On a child's turn, they have to stay on the lines of the web and walk to one of the singing spiders, they have to bend over and grab it without falling off and bring it back to me. The whole time, being careful not to fall off of the web. We will then sing the song on the spider. I will make an action dice to go along with this as well. It will have things on it like: Ooooo the song like a ghost, spider crawl, sing like a witch, pumpkin spin, the Frankenstein walk and flap like a bat.

For Sr. primary I will be scraping up some brains, guts and gore and doing this activity HERE

I will put each song number on a plastic spider and other creepy crawlies from the Dollar Tree. The kiddo's will have to reach into a box of EWWWW and pull out a creature with a song on it. I will use the dice that I used with Jr and combined it with another dice that has girls, boys, blue eyes, brown hair, etc. So, they could roll a boys sing doing the spider crawl:) FUN!

 I have a few other Halloween games/ideas I will share with all of you next week so stop back in and take a PEEK!  Have an awesome week and Happy Singing to everyone!