|Be True, Be True, And Stand For the Right!|
Today I think I will do a very fun activity. There is usually a time in your month when the Bishop or a member of the Bishopric is scheduled to come into your primary to give a message and visit with the kids. Find out which week that is ahead of time and you can do something really fun, if he will agree to stick around for 10 minutes of your music time. That's usually all I will do this particular activity for.
|Find your husband's oldest, ugliest tie to cute up!|
The next thing you need is a couple of your husband's or dad's or somebody's old ties. Because you are going to cut them up and pretty much destroy them. So be sure they are ties with a spot or two on them. Then you call the bishop or the counselor up and you tell the kids you are going to cut his tie as they sing and do a really, really good job on the song. If you have words to the songs, or a flipchart, unhook it and give a phrase to each class in the room. Then get a really big pair of scissors, you are gonna have FUN WITH THIS!
|My husband donated lots of ties over the years....|
So then start singing the song. The kids know if they do a good job you are going to cut the bishop's tie. Do it however you want, you can wait till the verse is over and then have a funny little chat asking the bishop if he thinks it was good enough? He can play along and say, no, not really, let's hear it again. Or he can say, "Well it was okay, maybe good enough for one little snip!" and then go ahead and cut one inch off the bottom of his tie. The kids will absolutely LOVE this. It is so fun for them to see the bishop as a playful, loving guy, willing to come in and interact with them in a memorable way too.
|A VERY fun singing game for the kids is Cut the Bishop's Tie|
|Cut the Bishop's Tie!|
|Bring in your Dr. Seuss Hat to Primary to choose songs from tomorrow!|
|Aren't our handprint Thing 1s sooooo cute?|