Monday, April 15, 2013

April Singing Time- Each Class Sing a Line

This April is turning out to be a freezing, frigid one! What happened to the sunshine we got a few weeks ago at Easter time? I keep waiting for a nice day to do some of my flower beds! Come on Spring!
 
Easter Sunday with my little granddaughters. They are so sweet. 

 One fun idea I had awhile back was getting different classes to sing different lines of the songs. It is a good way to get them to learn the song words faster too, because everyone will be listening to see if they get the words right!
Want to see Spring beauty in the world?  Come here to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.
After you introduce the new song choice (It could be one you did a previous year) and have sung it through a few times to your flipchart.  Then give each class one of the flipchart pages to practice as you sing the song for them along with the piano. When it gets to their part you can point to them and they will start to sing it along with you. Then point to another class to do the next line.

Each class sings a different line of the song.
 Do this several times till you feel like each class is getting the song. And it is so fun to make a big deal of pointing to the class that is singing. They will crack up a little at first and then tentatively sing along. You will have to still sing with each class so they keep on the beat and line.  Everybody gets into this fun activity.Try it. It's fun.
Filling the eggs with candy was so fun for the grandkids.....seeing them race around searching was even funnier. 
Now a variation on this can be done next.  Have the first line people then sing along with the 2nd line people.  The best way to do this would be to have one person from each class come up in front holding the flip chart page. Then when it is their class's turn they hold it up high and sing along. Then they sing along with the one next to them going around till everyone is singing the last line.  That's a lot of fun too. So check it out!


2 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the great ideas! I'm just getting into singing time again (after having 9 months off with my new babies). I will check back often, so keep the ideas coming! It really makes a big difference when we can all share ideas with each other!

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  2. Yes it does. I learned that being a teacher for many years. We teachers always swap ideas with each other because it makes our job so much easier. Who wants to reinvent the wheel anyway? :D

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