- Fruit Pizza - using a poster board as a background make a pizza in the center. As the kids learn and master the songs add fruit to the pizza. One fruit per song. At the primary activity just before the program make and serve fruit pizza as a reward.
- Thermometer - mark the songs along the side of a thermometer on a posterboard. As the kids master the songs fill in the thermometer until it reaches the top. You could vary this by using a CTR shield and filling that up instead.
- Marble Jar (this is what I used last year so you can find the pictures on my blog) - Add marbles to the jar as they master each song, when the jar is full they are done!
- Dunk the basketball - use a posterboard as a backing. Decorate a basketball court and make a ball that is seperate from the poster. Cut two holes in the poster and attack the ball to a string and run it through the holes around the back of the board, this way the ball slides along the track and lands in the hoop. Move the ball to show the progress of the songs.
- Gone Fishing - Each fish represents a song, the idea is to get all the fish into the net.
- Shoot for the stars - Make a rocketship that moves toward the stars as they master the songs.
- Let your light so shine - Show the flames on candles (each representing a song) glowing brighter as they master songs.
- In the barnyard - move the animals toward the barn as songs are mastered.
- Putting on the armor of God - add armor to a warrior, each piece representing a song.
- Prophet says to plant a garden - Make up a posterboard to look like a garden. Make enough flowers for each song. Attach green ribbon to each flower and cut holes in the poster where the flower grows out of the ground, and where you would like it's finished height to be. Wrap the ribbon through the holes so that it forms a loop. You can pull the ribbon to make the flower grow!
- Popcorn Popping - place large popcorns on a tree with the songs written on them. When all the songs are perfected have popcorn at the primary party. (Variation - put leaves on a tree, or birds in a tree)
- Birds (songs) into the nest. Variation - rockets to the planets, cars to garages, boats to the dock.
- Gathering ideas: Help squirrels gather nuts, or pioneer children gather berries(songs)
- Cat in the hat - Each stripe of the hat represents a song, hat grows and gets taller as they master songs.
- Complete the puzzle - each piece of the puzzle represents a song. As they master songs the puzzle is put together.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Singing Meters for the Primary Program
Since our program is on September 12th it is time once again to make a chart to show the kids how they are doing with the program songs. I thought I would put up a list of different ideas for this - some that I have seen or used and others that I just couldn't help dreaming up. I would love to know what you have thought of, I ALWAYS need good ideas!!!!