Sunday, April 26, 2009
How do you sing the same song over and over without driving the adults crazy, and making the kids bored?
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I made five pictures representing the five parts of the song and taped them to a paint stick. My printer only prints black and white, so these visual aids are just as they are.
- You give me a kiss.
- You give me a hug.
- You smile when you see me, too.
- I wish every child in the whole wide world.
- Had a grandmother just like you.
I had my pianist play this in a cycle so that we sang it several times without stopping. A great idea here is to have them try to not say one of the words as they sing it. Leave out hug, or in and see how they do, it's kind of fun.
The primary must have sung this one before because they sang it really well after I sang it to them once. This is a great song, really catchy and with a wonderful message and spirit.
Today we sang two mother's day songs and the Spanish and English "I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ". We also sang Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam, the Snowman song, and this week's gospel review was Called to Serve. Next week we're doing "Mother Dear" #206 so that we are doing a total of 3 songs in Sacrament meeting.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
He said it was kind of fun, and he commented on how easy it was to do. I'm not sure he will ever do it again, but there is another unsuspecting brother in the ward who will be asked next time. I love to hear men sing, and I think it's a great chance for the primary kids to hear them. What do you do when you get a substitute?
My mom periodically sends photos of what's going on in her primary. When their singing leader taught My Eternal Family she had the words on a poster and had the children use a hammer on certain "building" words. So as they sang the song, he had to hit certain words at just the right time. The kids really liked hitting the poster, and it reinforced the "building" concept.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
There was another folder full of ideas like the Nephi's quiver, that could be copied, colored and reproduced for use as helps during choose and review, and motivators. I was told that these ideas were outdated, but really any good idea is timeless and there were lots of good ideas in the box - including Nephi's quiver. I'm going up to Salt Lake next week and at Ikea they have these trash cans that look just like the picture of the quiver, I can pick up one of those, make a label, drill some holes so I can attach some cord and sling it over my back and pick up some blunt tip arrows at the craft store and i've got myself a "Nephi's Quiver". I guess if there's a moral to my story today it's: anything old can be new again, and - you never know what's in the stake music closet.