Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Nursery Box

We are out visiting again! Year round school means that our summer is over in 1 1/2 weeks and my kids spend another 7 weeks in school. So, I made sure to go to primary and take notes about what they are doing in Singing Time. Right away I knew I needed a picture of the Nursery box. The Nursery children are brought into the primary room between Jr. and Sr. primary so that they can get familiar with the room and singing time. They sit in a semi-circle around the singing leader and take turns pulling objects out of the box - and then they sing the song which corresponds to it.

Star - I am Like a Star
Glove - A Happy Family
Book of Mormon - BOM Stories
Doll - I am a Child of God
Leaves - In the leafy treetops
Bag of Popcorn - Popcorn Popping
Raindrop - Rain is falling all around
Smiley Face - Smiles
Tie - I'm so glad when Daddy comes home
Heart - Love one Another
Sponge - When we're helping
Box - Hinges (it has hinges)
Gift - Give said little stream
Duck - Ducks in the Pond
Church - The chapel doors
Hands - My Hands

The nursery kids loved picking out the items and then singing the song. They really got to pick the song! I think older kids would enjoy this kind of activity too.
They were also practicing their Fathers Day song and sang it 18 times between Jr. and Sr. Primary. I have to also say thank you to them because they let me race their pianist in Popcorn Popping and sing like a pirate with them. Sometimes I think i'm as much a child as the kids are.


  1. Thanks for sharing this. It gave me great ideas for my new calling as nursery Choirist. Thank goodness for Google!

  2. what a great idea!!! i just became nursery leader and i am going to use this!

    on a fun side note, i realized you are in my friends ward...because her husband tom b. is in a picture. :) small world.