Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Singing Time

This week I am going to teach my SENIOR Primary 'Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus'.
I thought it went so well with the theme of 'The Scriptures Teach Me about the Savior's Birth.'
Here is my plan.
You can download my lesson plan HERE.

This is where I got the idea. Thanks to this fabulous book!

For JUNIOR we are still working on 'Could I Hold the Baby' for our Sacrament meeting number. So I thought I'd bring my Fisher Price Nativity set.
Image result for fisher price nativity
I'll hand out pieces to the kids and as we sing the song, I'll touch the heads of those with pieces one at a time. They will bring their pieces up and recreate the Nativity. We'll do it several times so everyone has a turn. I'll start with the oldest class so the Sunbeams with understand what we are doing. I will also have my new little Nursery-Sunbeams-to-be in there so they can have a turn too.

I also want them to learn or review 'Once within a Lowly Stable'. So I'm doing it for the opening song for the whole month. Here is a flip chart for it.

Click HERE to download the flip chart.

Happy Christmas Singing!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Piano Solo

My granddaughter was asked to play a piano solo in Sacrament Meeting on Christmas Day but the piece they asked her to play was a little too hard for her. It was on an advance level and she is more on the intermediate level. So I made an arrangement for her. It's the same two songs but on a level she can play well.
I just thought I'd share it in case anyone could use a piano solo for a Christmas program.

Click HERE to download.

ENJOY!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Could I Hold the Baby lesson plan

I've been putting the finishing touches on my lesson plan for teaching "Could I Hold the Baby'.
I'm going with a very simple approach and praying the spirit will be there.
Click HERE to download my lesson plan. There is more than what is shown above.

Click HERE to see another post about this song with links to a flip chart, video, and music.

Happy Singing!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Could I Hold the Baby

I hate to bring up Christmas with Halloween just barely over but being a chorister you have to constantly be thinking ahead.

I've received permission from the Bishop to teach and sing a beautiful song by Rachel M. Goates called "Could I Hold the Baby". We will be singing it on Christmas Day in Sacrament meeting.

You can find the sheet music and recordings HERE. I've heard it is on LDS.org but I couldn't find it.
There is also an excellent YouTube video, one with words or without.


I also have made a flip chart for it. I know some people don't use or like flip chart but I do. I've had several teachers thank me for using them and if it encourages someone to sing with me I'm all over it. Of course I don't use them all the time, just when we are learning a new song or singing one we haven't sung in a long time. I find the kids learn the words much fast than adults.


Click HERE to download the flip chart.

I'm excited to start this Sunday. I am teaching the first verse and chorus to my JR. I'll start with the chorus. First, we are going to talk about questions and what we would ask Mary. Then I'll sing the chorus or show the video or have them listen to the recording.Then talk about the questions in the song. Same process with SR. For the second verse I am dividing it and I'll have my oldest class of girls sing one part and my oldest class of boys sing the other. I have some really great singers in both. Then everyone will join in on the chorus.

Happy Singing!!!


Monday, October 24, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Singing

I found some really cute pumpkin clipart by Creative Clips.
These pumpkins could be used so many ways in Primary: a song pick, sing or dare, ways to sing, or even put scriptures or stories on the back.
I've put 10 of them together in various sizes with leaves and vines.
Click HERE to download the file.

Happy Singing!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fun To Do- Fall Leaves Version

I put together a fun little rest activity for my JR this week.
It's another version of 'Fun To Do' only with the fall leaves.
The nursery kids would love it too.

Click HERE to download the file.

Happy Singing!!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Name That Primary Song

The sweet, older sister that I visit teach is a Primary teacher in my ward. She teaches the CTR 6 class. She is amazing with them but says that sometimes they get bored or her lesson goes short and wondered what to do with them. She asked if I had any ideas what she could do when this happens. 
Being the Primary chorister, of course I thought of music!
Here is the little game I made for her class.
She was thrilled!
I'm thinking of making one for each of the JR Primary classes. I'd rather they be singing when they have extra time than playing 'Heads Up Seven Up'.

Click HERE to download the game.

Happy Singing!