Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Case of the Musical Measles

Musical Measles are a fun way to have a choose and review day. I handed sheets of stickers to the teachers, so that they could determine who was singing well. The more they sang, the more "measles" they would get.
We sang some favorites in Jr. Primary and reviewed this month's song. The little ones really tried hard to participate this week, it was nice.
In Sr. Primary we had Janice Kapp Perry day and sang songs of hers from the songbook, plus Holding Hands Around the World. They also did a fantastic job on this months song and did the signing really well too. It was heartwarming.
I think it's fun to note that the little kids are so thrilled to get the measles, and they don't mind them anywhere on their faces. The older kids like to make beards, eyebrows etc. I enjoy their creativity and their enthusiastic singing voices so that they can get measles. I've been doing musical measles for singing time since the mid 1990's. It seems that this simple activity never loses it's popularity.


  1. It is funny isn't it how some of the old standard things we do remain popular. I think kids like knowing what to expect and anticipating their favorite things. This is a cute idea!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS! I just got called to Primary Music Leader this week and I am terrified. I have no musical ability at all....and the bishopric assured me this is okay! A friend gave me your web address...I hope you don't mind me taking your ideas! They are so perfect! Thanks!

  3. I have one working vocal chord, so if marvelous singing talent was a job requirement I wouldn't be able to do this. I think it has more to do with enthusiasm, a great big smile and a real love for the children. Good luck!

  4. I don't speak, english, am brasilian love primary and your blog, I have 10 years, am follow your blog are beautifull(sorry)

  5. Thanks for this great idea. I used it today and the kids sang better for me than they have ever done before! I love that I can do this with any songs or activities I already have planned, as an extra motivator. Awesome!