Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"The Holy Ghost" A Holy Compass

Good morning all! I wanted to get this on here today while it is still swirling around in my head. There are a ton of things swirling around up there these days so if I'm lucky enough to get an idea at all, I have to get it written down as soon as possible or I will LOSE it!!!! Ugh! I will be introducing The Holy Ghost this Sunday and will be doing it with a compass theme. Its really a pretty simple idea and for me these days, that is what I need!! I will present as follows:

Prep: Before primary begins I will walk around and place the flip chart pages in different places in the room. I will use the compass and get coordinates for each flip chart page. These coordinates will then be written in order on the chalkboard so that the children can use the compass to guide them to each set of pics and words for the song. I will be using this cute flip chart that I found at www.singplayeat.com, you can click Here to print off a copy of your own.

Discussion: I will show the kiddo's a compass. Who can tell  me what this is and what it is used for? I will tell them we are going to sing a song today about another gift from our HF, this gift is like a compass, it can guide and direct us through this life to help us return to our home above. It can comfort us at times of need, guide us and help us gain a true testimony of our HF. Does anyone know what this gift could be?

After our discussion I will show the children the coordinates on the chalkboard and explain to them that like the Holy Ghost guides us in the direction we should go, the compass is going to guide us to find the words to our song The Holy Ghost. I will call up my first helper. They will stand at the front of the room and follow the compass and the first set of coordinates on the board. This should lead them to my first set of pics and this scripture to go along.

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost , whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your rememberance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (Christ talking to his disciples)

When Christ was on the earth, he promised he would send, the Holy Ghost to comfort us, our true eternal friend.

We will then place the first flip chart pic on the board and sing through it. The next child will be called to help and will use the compass to find the next flip chart page and scripture.

 D&C 8:2 Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart.

The Holy Spirit whispers with a still small voice,

Play then continues with the last flip chart page on verse 1

D&C 42:17 For behold, the comforter knoweth all things and beareth record of the Father and of the Son.

He Testifies of God and Christ and makes our hearts rejoice.


D&C 35:6 But now I give unto thee a commandment, that thou shalt baptize by water and they shall receive the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, even as the apostles of old.

 And when we are confirmed, by sacred priesthood power, the Holy Ghost is given to us to guide us every hour.

Elder Tom Perry: If we listen carefully for the gentle promptings of the Holy Ghost, they will guide us back to our Father in Heaven.

Oh may I always listen, to that still small voice, and with his light I'll do what's right each time I make a choice.

You can click Here to print out the scriptures I am using for this activity!

I will then be giving these cute compass rings as a reminder to always listen and let the Holy Ghost guide us back to our Heavenly Home.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Daddy Day!!! Fathers Day Singing Ideas

Happy Monday! Yes, I did fall off the face of the earth..... Unfortunately, life has thrown a few punches lately and I have been busy trying to dodge and survive each and every blow. Good thing it will be worth it in the end, right?

I have found myself reflecting back to my singing time "A Singing Disaster" I know my Savior loves me. Its message was one of building our homes/lives on a solid foundation and how that is so very important. The storms do come, the storms WILL come and we HAVE to have that solid foundation to withstand those great storms and their destruction. I am so grateful for this calling. I know I am right where my HF wants me to be at this very moment in time. I am grateful I have MY testimony to stand firm in my beliefs and to HOLD on tight for when those storms do arise.

Since this past month has pretty much been a DISASTER, I have not yet had the opportunity to start our song for the month. I was away for two weeks and had to work on our Fathers Day song presentation on Sunday so the plan is to start "The Holy Ghost" this week. Stay tuned for my idea on presenting this in the next couple of days.

Today, I thought I would pull together some Father's Day ideas for anyone in need this week. There are plenty of them out there but who wants to go searching all over the web. I will do the work for you and you can come here for all your singing time needs.... Ok, that totally sounds like a commercial. (What a dweeb)

The first idea is the activity I did with my kiddo's last year. "Gone Fishin" You can find that by clicking right Here. This was a lot of fun and it was a GREAT way to review all of the songs up to this point.

This next idea was put on the primary chorister page on facebook. A big shout out to Lora Lee Thompson for this one. To play you will have to find yourself 3 daddies who would be willing to come participate. Your 3 daddies would put on a bib and sit in the small kiddie chairs. You would then get you 3 jars of baby food and 3 spoons. One for each daddy. Rate how the kiddos sing with one, two, or three fingers. That is how many spoonfuls of baby food they have to eat. Invite good singers to come and feed the daddy. Have wet wipes and paper towels available.. This is totally my kind of activity! AWESOME idea Lora Lee! Thank you for sharing.

This next one is brought to you by "The Ordinary Adventures of a Primary Chorister" blog. You can find the idea Here. "Boppin Pop" Who doesn't want to bop their pop.. This one sounds like a lot of fun and I know my kiddos would LOVE it!

And of course, there is always pin the tie, match the tie, cut the tie, or this version Here on the blog, "The Children Sing". This one is about Scripture Fathers and would be GREAT for Sr. primary. Thank you Kathleen,

This next one is a really cute idea. You can find it Here. It relates to cutting ties but you make these really cute shirt and ties out of paper and the dads favorite songs are inside. You then have dads as your judges, wearing their ugly ties and if they think the kiddo's do a good job then the kids get to cut the tie. Read it, I promise you will LOVE it!

Last of all, click HERE for 3 really cute Fathers Day ideas. WE all know that our Daddy is our HERO!

This about wraps it up for the day. I hope there are some ideas on here that will help those in need this week.  I will be posting my "Holy Ghost " presentation tomorrow. Thank you all for your patience with me on this journey! Happy Singing Everyone!!!