Wednesday, August 22, 2012

All You Need to Know...

All you need to know, you learned from Primary Music!!!

 
          You lived in heaven,
Families can be together FOREVER,
Pray He is there-Speak He is listening,
Reverence is more than just quietly sitting,
I BELONG to the Church of Jesus Christ
           of Latter Day Saints,
       Bring the World His Truth,
   I’ll be a Sunbeam for Him      
         Love One Another,
       The Temple  is a Holy Place
where we are sealed together, have Faith,
     You want your life to be clean
          and live with God again,
        Search, Ponder and Pray,
        Follow the Prophet,
           Give, Oh, Give
    Keep the Commandments,
Be like the Wise Man, GO and DO as the
Lord Commands, The Scriptures have POWER,
          My body is a Temple
Stand for the Right, Saturday is a special day,
            And…yes,
   Once there was a Snowman,
       And you are all made of Hinges..
But most importantly, you are a CHILD of GOD
      And Heavenly Father Loves YOU!


For the PDF of this original poem by my mom and I, click here :)

When writing this poem we honestly felt that this was all the children needed to know and remember throughout their life.  As music leaders we also need to always remember these simple truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Young or old, we need to live the basic gospel principles and remember that we are LOVED.
We all need help and support from others along our path of life.  Many other bloggers have helped us along our way as being Music Leaders.    Just a spark of inspiration can go a long way and help lift us up for the next weeks adventures!  Here is a list of our favorite primary blogs that have helped us along our road:

http://intheleafytreetopsthebirdssing.blogspot.com/
http://afprimarysingingtime.blogspot.com/
 http://singingmagic.blogspot.com/
http://camillesprimaryideas.blogspot.com/
http://thechildrensing.blogspot.com/
http://mormonmamaonamission.blogspot.com
http://pattiesprimaryplace.blogspot.com/
 http://singingasongisfun2do.blogspot.com/
 http://primarymusicnotes.blogspot.com/
 http://primarysingingintherain.blogspot.com/
 http://basicprimarymusic.blogspot.com/
 http://thecrazychorister.blogspot.com/
 http://primarysingingtimewithmatilda.blogspot.com/
 http://singwithmetoo.blogspot.com/
 http://divinesecretsofaprimarychorister.blogspot.com/
 http://littleldsideas.blogspot.com/
 http://primarilysinging.blogspot.com/
 http://sofiasprimaryideas.blogspot.com/
http://murrayandmathews.blogspot.com/
www.jollyjenn.com
www.sugardoodle.net
www.teachmetosing.blogspot.com/

Feel free to comment below this post if you have any other blogs that you like to look at for primary music inspiration!!!

and ooooooone last blog..... www.twoladiesandablog.blogspot.com. 

Trust us, YOU WILL WANT TO LOOK AT THAT LAST BLOG.

It might save you some time and confusion...

See you there!!!

~iheartprimarymusic (truly and always)



Thursday, August 9, 2012

Primary Music is AW-some!!!

 It really is, isn't it??? 

Primary Music.

AWESOME!!!


This is another fun way to review the program songs.  You will need an empty A&W Root Beer box and small objects representing the Program Songs to go inside.  Call up a child to stick their arm in the A&W box and pull out one object.  See if they can guess what song that object represents and then sing that song!

Here are some examples of objects and corresponding songs:
Light Bulb: As a Child of God
CTR Ring: Choose the Right
Bee:  Stand for the Right
Picture of Jesus:  I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus
Small Umbrella:  When I am Baptised
Toy Sword:  Nephi's Courage
Rock:  The Wise Man and the Foolish Man

Have fun letting them guess which song the object is representing!!!


***And don't forget to look at the other posts from this week!!!

Thank you for the SWEET comments from last week!!!  We LOVE hearing that these ideas are being used in your primary singing times!!!!

Pick Me, Pick Me!!!

 This is a perfect singing time when reviewing for the program!!!



Have an assortment of fruit and vegetables from the garden (or pictures) and display them on the table.  Let a child come and PICK one.  Each fruit/veggie represents a way to sing to help us prepare for the program.  Click here for the PDF of the different fruits and veggies and what they represent when chosen.   


This idea was inspired by Primary Partners Singing Fun; I am a Child of God.

Brownie Points

Brownie Points
This a great way to have your children practice their best for the Program.  Have all the songs you want to sing picked out.  Tell your children that depending on how good they sing the songs, they will get some brownie points.

So if they sing OK, put 1 paper brownie on the cookie sheet, 2 brownies if they sing pretty good, and 3 if they sing their absolute best.

At the end, hand out brownies to eat!!!  Or you could wait until after the program to have a brownie party!!!

(we got our brownie image from here )

Primary Zoo

Do you ever feel like singing time reminds you of a ZOO?!??  lol...

Seriously, it does to me sometimes, too.


...and my house.
 Here is a great singing activity to help get your children's wiggles out!  Print some animals off of google images (clipart), cut out, laminate, and stick on a Popsicle Stick.
I put them in a cup (animal side of stick sticking out the top of the cup) and then cover them with a bird cage.  I choose a reverent child to reach in and grab 2 animals from the zoo.  As soon as they do we shut the cage again quickly to not let the other animals out!  Choose a song to sing and while you all sing, let that child switch off holding up an animal (one animal at a time is held up).  Whatever animal is being held up is the action you all do while singing!!!  Soooooo FUN!!!!

Here are some examples of animals and actions:
Owl - Make glasses with your hands and put them to your eyes
Alligator - Clap your hands together with your arms straight out (chomp, chomp)
Monkey - Sway arms above the air
Mouse - Make whiskers with your fingers
Penguin - Walk in place like a penguin (rock back and forth with straight arms and legs)
Turtle - Sing Slow
Giraffe - Sit up Tall, tall, tall!
Elephant - Make a truck with one arm and wave in up and down from your nose
Kangaroo - Jump up and down in place

Singing in Style

Here is an awesome kindergarten blog that has a post on styles of singing.  It's called mrswilliamsonskinders.blogspot.com.  Click here for her CUTE visuals!!!

These cards are great to use when singing the program songs over, and over, and OVER

...times 100. 


Just print, cut out, laminate, and wallah!!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Friend"SHIP"

August Week 1:  Having Good Friends will Help me Choose the Right.

Here are a few ideas we have come up with involving Friend"SHIP"...


~For this singing time you will need to print this hand out (click here and here).  Cut out each friend saying and attach them with blue sticky tack to a ship (drawn on poster board).  These Friendship sayings are from the Standard Examiner July 5,1989.

On 8 of the friend sayings, write a song title on the back and on 3 of them write "game".  The rest leave blank on the back.

Call up a child to choose a friend saying.  If they choose a blank one have them just read the words at the bottom.  If they choose one with a song, read the saying at the bottom then sing that song.  If they choose one that says "game" on the back, play one of these 3 games:
1 - I'm Your Friend -
Instructions:  One child sits in a chair with his/her back to the group, with eyes closed and hands covering eyes.  Someone from the group tiptoes up to the chair, taps the child sitting in it on the back, and in a disguised or funny voice says, "Do you know me? I'm you're friend."  The mystery child then rejoins the group and the guessing begins!  The child in the chair uncovers his/her eyes, turns around, and tries to guess the name of the friend who tapped and talked.  After 3 guesses, a new child takes the chair and gets a turn.
2 - Who's missing -
Instructions:  Choose one child who will turn around and close his/her eyes.  The music leader picks a child from their class to hide behind the piano.  The child in the front then turns around and tries to guess who is missing from their class.  Then pick another child from a different class and begin the game again.
3 - Captain Says -
Instructions:  Play this just like "Simon Says", but instead, Captain says.  Let the child who is chosen wear a captains hat!


~Here's another idea:
Print 10 of these ships and on each write one letter from the word FRIENDSHIP.  Place them around the room and let the children pick one at a time.  For each one chosen, sing and song.  At the end of singing time, see if they can spell the word Friendship!

The PDF for this ship is found here.
 

~ Here is a fun poem that could be read before your Friend"SHIP" singing time.  The PDF is here
 and here is a fun handout to pass out at the end to take home for FHE.  It's a fun wheel of Friendship! click here for the PDF.
~and OOOOOONE last thing.
Here is another cute handout to give your children at the end of singing time.  Attach it to a life saver and they will LOVE it... and you... trust us ;)
Click here if you want the PDF to print a bunch!


Thank you, thank you, and thank you for the kind comments this week!!!!  Keep them coming and good luck with your primary this week.  Hang in there!!!

~iheartprimarymusic

p.s.  We want to thank Sofia for highlighting us on her blog!!!  She as well has a great blog for singing time, sharing time, and FHE ideas.  She is a great resource!  Check out her blog!!!  http://sofiasprimaryideas.blogspot.com/