Saturday, October 22, 2011

Stake Conference this week

Stake Conference is one of my favorite Sundays!  I get to sit with my family and soak up the spirit and the talks.  I'm getting ready to teach "The Spirit of God" and the primary president's request, so another week is welcome.  I remember learning it for the program in the early 1980's, and the chorister had a visual of a garden hose and a picture of a girl which makes "hose" "Anna".  I can't decide if I am going to use that, and the only reason I would is because I have never forgotten that very memorable visual aid!  I can still see it in my head 30 years later!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Due to overwhelming request: Halloween Songs

I'm a Mean Old Witch With a HAT!
Halloween! (Both songs)
There's No Such Thing as a Witch

This week we have a primary activity and we are going to sing these to the parents.  I would have to say by far the kids love "A mean old witch with a Hat" and "Halloween" (The one with witches sailing through the sky).  I remember singing these in primary when I was a little girl.  My kids love them, and my primary kids too!  My son told me this is the first year we have ever sung them, and I'm glad I finally pulled them out.  
I hope you create fond memories of these songs too!

Use the link below to access the google doc with the sheet music.

I know one of the pages is upside down.  That's your Halloween trick!  
You can fix it when you print it out!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Songs

Many years ago the Children's Friend published some Halloween songs.  I took those to the Primary President for approval and she said okay so we sang some last week.  The children loved them.  They had such a great time singing them.  We do sing other seasonal songs, Christmas, Easter, patriotic songs, pioneer songs, but this was something I had always been afraid to try.  I think I always figured that if someone was going to complain it would be about this.  The surprise was, the kids loved it and the parents didn't mind! It was so fun!  I love this time after the program where we get to play and just enjoy singing.
We are also currently learning "Shine On" and we will be starting "The Spirit of God" soon.
If anyone is interested in the Halloween songs let me know, I'll scan them and email them to you.  Please keep in mind, this is a copy of my mother's copy from the early 1980's and that was copied from the Friend.  At least it's not a copy of a mimeo!