Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Army of Helaman

For one of our optional songs we are learning Army of Helaman by Janice Kapp Perry.  I made up visuals for the chorus and taught that first.  Because my hands have been suffering lately I looked online for visual aids for the verses and I found them at:
Actually this site has tons of visual aids for many of the songs, all using pictures from the friend.  I borrowed a printer from a friend and printed these out.  The kids really took to the song, and after 3 weeks they finally have it!
We have combined our Jr. and Sr. primary now because we have so few children since the ward split.  It's really nice to have everyone together and teach just once a Sunday.  Also, this allows the nursery kids to come into the primary room for singing time.  It's a treat for them and a ten minute break for their leaders.  By the time they come into primary they will already be comfortable with the room, where they sit, the presidency and singing time.  Hooray!


  1. Hi! I love your blog! I have used so many of your ideas. Thank you! Thank you! Do you happen to still have your word document saved that you printed your 4th of July songbooks from last year? I would love a copy of it if you still have it floating around. Thanks so much!

  2. Hi there,
    First, I love your blog and just wanted to let you know how useful it is. I am the Primary President in my ward in Oregon.I have used it many times!
    Anyway, my name is Jaime and I run a blog called The Dress-up Drawer and I am running a giveaway right now for a Picture Presenter which is specifically made for Primary Choristers! I was just wondering if you could, or would pass this on to your readers since it might be useful to them (and you) and is right up their alley. The winner will be announced on Wednesday the 21st.

    Thanks for your time, and here is the direct link to the giveaway post on my blog in case you want to check it out:

    ~ Jaime

  3. Thank you! My family (some very little ones among us) have to sing this and I needed some quick help to teach it. A Google search and your Blog just made my job a whole lot easier. Plus now I will be visiting you again! You have some GREAT ideas! Thanks for sharing.