Saturday, January 19, 2013

Let's Go Fishing for Songs

I found a cute website that had some downloadable "fish" for you to make your "fishing for songs game. It is at this triciarennea.blogspot.com LINK HERE.  You could then get a dowel and a magnet and some string and make a fishing pole for your primary kids to "fish for a songfish".  She has other free printable animals too. It's a fun site.


It's been a colder Utah than I ever remember. And as a teacher, my kids have had to stay inside the classroom with no outside recess or lunchtime play for 3 WEEKS!  It's been SO CRAZY!  It makes it hard on teachers as well as the students. So making learning a fun game really helps keep them active but still, you know.....with a lid on it. :D

Meet the Dubiens blogger Jill Dubien made up this fishing pole with real twigs.
 Her Blog tutorial for a cool magnet Fishing Pole  for Primary is HERE.

Fishing Pole and Fish for Singing Time

Here is my homemade fish and Fishing Pole to go  Fishing for Primary Singing Time songs
The kids love to come up and use the dowel with string and a round magnet  tied onto the end. Then the laminated fish of every kind have large paper clips on them. The kids "GO FISHING FOR SONGS" to try to get the magnet to attach on to the metal paper clips and they have "caught" a fish. They love watching each other try to fish.
Or if you are not crafty just use one of these magnet puzzles or magnetic fishing rods.


Here I am demonstrating my dowel and how to use the FISHING POLE FOR PRIMARY SINGING TIME. Everybody always wants a turn!

Fishing for Songs for Primary Singing Time
Remember to write the song names on the back in NON permanent marker so they are easily wiped off  for using again!

Well....I look back at this picture of us playing at the lake last summer and it makes me very homesick for warm days at our cabin. When will this snow let up I ask you??? I don't think I'm a winter person. What do YOU think?

Grandpa with little Megan

















Well, during the winter that won't quit here in Utah, I dream of summer days at the lake, like this one. And I look forward to one warm day to happen. Hey, there's always HOPE!   Here's to the 4 beautiful seasons, including snowman season......

Saturday, January 5, 2013

I Know Heavenly Father Loves Me Primary Song


I Know Heavenly Father Loves Me....
This is one of my favorite primary songs. It was sung by friends of mine at my Baptism in 4 part harmony when I was a new convert at age 18. Here is a PDF downloadable document with artwork that you can get a head start on teaching a really beautiful song this week. I Know Heavenly Father Loves Me is the song title. It is in my top 5 of Primary Songs.
I love this hike close to my house in Utah; it's Bell Canyon Reservoir....hiking with my hubs....
I remember when I was living in Salt Lake City going to school and going to church at one of the student wards and activities at the Salt Lake Institute. I was the Sunday School Chorister in my student ward. I had visual aids for this song (a rose, a piece of a lilac bush, a picture of a bird etc.) and I had the last row of the chapel all come up and hold my pictures. I read the scripture "And the last shall be first and the first last".
Enjoying the beauties of nature on a Utah hike.....
It was so funny. Having to get up in front of everyone to help sing and teach a song was kind of embarrasing for those young adults. But Everybody laughed and sang with gusto. It is one of those kinds of songs that just brings in the spirit so quickly too. Maybe that's why it is one of my all time favorites.  We should sing more song of gratitude to our Lord, for all the beauties of nature that he created just for our joy and enjoyment.
Hiking Bell Canyon Reservoir in October with the hubs...
Another flip chart that has black and white icons for coloring is HERE at Sugardoodle done by Ann Clements. If you would rather do it on sticks another bunch of clip art can be found at Sugardoodle.net which was created by Amy Snyder.
Me on a picnic in Provo Canyon's Vivian Park with my family. 
  Or you can do what I did and just use a silk rose, a fake bird, a picture of a blue sky, or the word sky, etc. It would be easy to assemble all the different things in the song; a picture of the Savior at the end.

 
 I Know Heavenly Father Loves Me...one of my favorite Primary Songs.

The second verse is easy, eyes, ears, mind and heart, just point to those parts of your body. And for butterfly wings I just used my fingers intertwined and wiggling like a butterfly flying.
A beautiful butterfly on a lilac bush.....
I have been in awe of the beautiful lacy trees covered in snow lately here in  cold Utah. But I also have been dreaming of boating on the nice warm lake too in those lazy summer days of flowers and butterflies. Thank heavens for ALL the seasons we enjoy! And Have a fun week! And enjoy all this wonderful snowy weather we are having. I think the world is so beautiful right now!


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