Wednesday, January 4, 2017

As a Child of God

I'm excited to start teaching this song. I've searched LOTS of sites trying to decide how best to teach it. And let me just say there are some awesome ideas out there.
Here are a few that I have found:
Sharla Dance's blog Teaching Primary Music

Plus lots of ideas on the LDS Chorister Facebook page.
And the LDS Choristers blog has a great flip chart.

(just click on the title and you will be linked over to the site)

And if you want to teach ASL here is a great YouTube video. She simplifies and explains each sign.
I'm still deciding which song to do ASL with this year.

I love when so many share their ideas and talents. It makes this calling much easier.

I decided to go with Sharla Dance's melody maps. LOVE this idea. I haven't tried a melody map with my kiddos yet so I thought I'd take the plunge. She has a file you can copy and enlarge at a copy center but I decided to make my own. (Since it was snowing and I didn't want to venture out in the cold).
I also want to make sure the kids know the meaning of this beautiful song. I like to ask questions and see if they know the answers. Here are the questions I'm asking with scripture references for my SR kiddos. It's my little contribution.

If you'd like a copy of my questions click HERE.

Happy Singing!


  1. Are you going to do any other of the program songs for this year? I like to do one song in sign as well. It is very hard to learn from the church produced sign language videos but this was perfect for me. I have to find a few more symbols because I'm teaching in Dutch (example: the word is not power to choose, but freedom to choose in the Dutch translation). Thank you!