Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Singing Time Plan: August #1

Junior and Senior Primary are getting very different Singing Times this week.  Some activities only work for one age group, so I tend to pair those for easier planning.  Besides the ASL I have for both groups, take a look at the remaining activities and see why I'm not presenting those both hours.  

  Junior Primary

"Follow the Prophet"  (p. 110) 
Egg cartons.  Make them instruments by tapping and scraping with a rhythm stick or dowel.  Get more details in my previous post, here.  

"Tell Me the Stories of Jesus"  (p. 57) 
Guess the story.  Hold up a picture showing a story of Jesus.  After you finish one verse, have the children guess which story the picture shows.  Repeat with a different picture.

"Help Me, Dear Father"  (p. 99) 
Front and back sways.  Stand and move your arms slowly front and back with the music.

"I Know That My Savior Loves Me"    

  Senior Primary

Older kids love the challenge of a cipher.
"Follow the Prophet"  (p. 110) 
Rhythm band.  Have different patterns for different rhythm instruments that you bring in. See more details in my post here

"Help Me, Dear Father"  (p. 99) 
Cipher.  My older kids love breaking codes.  Use a substitution cipher (like A=1, B=2, etc.) to have them decipher a coded verse of scripture that applies to the song. I'll be using the second half of Doctrine & Covenants 64:10.  I write the coded phrase on a paper for each child, and I put the key on the board.

"I Know That My Savior Loves Me"    
Sing vs. sign.  To keep things fresh as we review, we'll either sing OR sign.  We'll switch back and forth at a predetermined signal (bell or the like) at unannounced times throughout the song.

Happy singing!

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