Saturday, February 16, 2013

February Chorister Ideas ONE IN A MILLION SONG


HERE is a beautiful flipchart of the new song ONE IN A MILLION. It has beautiful pictures to go along with the words, and so colorful, I LOVE IT! But NOT as much as I love my new grandbaby! She's a cutie isn't she? Here she is in her Valentines Day outfit.

 Another shout out goes to my sister-in-law Robin who just got released from being Primary Chorister after 7 YEARS! 7 YEARS PEOPLE!! She is awesome! She's one in a million. I don't know anybody whose had the calling as long as that and still loved it immensely.

She's One in a Million, isn't she?

Well, the new song One in a Million also reminds me of 20 years ago at a halftime show in Los Angeles California where Michael Jackson did the Super Bowl. 3 of my kids were in it. It was a big event in their lives. They were a part of a children's choir that got asked to do a lot of Hollywood events, movies and were on record recordings as background singers occasionally.  The song they did was called "We Are The World, We Are The Children".




My 3 kids were the Ireland boy in the green beanie (Devin 8) The Dutch Girl with the weird white (flying nun looking) hat (Tiffany 12) and the Black, fuzzy Russian hat and red shirt boy (Jeff 10). They are all to MJ's right about 5 kids over once everybody is onstage.

Songs like these really bring people together of every culture. I raised my children in Long Beach, California which was a port city where boats from all over the world docked with new immigrants and refugees coming to America to look for a better life. Yup. That's why America is still the best place on earth to live. We are so lucky here. We are the world melting pot.

One in a Million is my new fav song.Check it out HERE to hear how it sounds. The kids will love singing it. Click HERE for Sheet Music. HERE is the flipchart.

I'd sing it using Flags from around the world. You could put song names behind the other flags along with this song. Or you could use pictures of different kids dressed in different costumes from around the world and tape them up on the chalkboard and have kids pick the pictures. Have fun with this awesome new song!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentines Day Singing Time Fun

Valentines Day is next week. So how about a fun Singing time using heart shaped balloons with songs  inside! Kids could come up and POP THE BALLOON! They LOVE doing that!


I would go over to Hobby Lobby or Michaels and look for some heart shaped balloons for this week. Or just 7 or 8  red balloons will do in the 9 or 10 inch size.  Then I would put  7 songs on little strips of paper and roll them up inside each of the balloons.


Then tape them to a wall or chalkboard before the kids all come in.  You could write a big number on the outside or just leave them blank.
Here's my little Valentines with me at the Petting Zoo at Thanksgiving Point. 
Ain't she cute?  
Feeding the goats.....priceless! 


Then tell the kids for Valentines Day coming up you wanted to play "pop the balloon" with them.  Sing the assigned song and tell them you are going to be looking for the best singer to pick to come up and pop the balloon for the next song choice.
I'd try to get some heart shaped ones from Roberts Crafts, Micheals or Hobby Lobby....


Then they will undoubtedly sing their little hearts out for you.  It's so cute how easy it is to motivate kids.
Then pick out your first "contestant".  They can come up and get a big pin from you for popping.
They might even be more fun in a variety of pink and red colors....
These balloons from Oriental Trading can be found HERE for 144 balloons.
 Make a big deal about maybe counting down from 5, to 4, to 3, 2, 1 Let er RIP!  Then watch the fun.

And you'll have your next song to sing.  Tell them once again you will be looking for the best singer to pop the next balloon.  The balloons will cost you about 20 cents each depending on where you go.  I know Roberts Crafts has balloons too and you might find some cute Valentine ones to put in between the plain red ones for variety.
Balloon Pop Gift Wrap
Happy POPPING!  And Happy Valentines Day! Check out my cute decorations I finally got up around the house  HERE  I love Valentines Day.




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