|One way to be sure you are letting lots of different kids help you is to pull sticks out of the can with all the kids' names on them, to be sure each child has a chance to come up and participate in the singing time games....|
|I use lots of these kinds of singing signs on fat craft sticks so I can call on kids to come up and help me lead the primary singing time in different and fun ways....(boys sing, girls sing, whistle, hum, louder, softer, stop, go, etc.)|
|We hold about 8 of these up around the room while singing "I am Like a Star Shining Brightly" as everybody does the hand motions opening and closing their fingers like blinking stars.|
I teach school and my motto has always been; if I'm bored, the kids are going to be bored too. Don't be boring. Do fun activities along with teaching the songs. I hope I never get stale, as a teacher. I always wanted to do fresh, fun things to get the kids involved.
|Try a game of Going Fishing using each fish as a song (list songs in washable marker on the back) or you could use them to write small questions and tape them to the backs of the laminated fish. The pole is just a dowel with string and magnet.|
|I have made dozens of these kinds of things where you pull a string on the back and the thing grows, or goes up as they do a great job singing.....they are always delightful fun. Try a rocket blasting off, a thermometer going up in red, etc.|
|You can't tell from this picture but the red tongue goes up as the kids sing louder or better. It is a funny one with the furry red head of hair on Lester.|
|Use lots of pictures and visual aids to go with all the primary songs. Here I am showing my favorite method to teach a new song; finding a flip book from Sugardoodle with words to go with pictures.|
|Here are a few ideas on leading Primary Singing Time from some experts in the field...|
It's All in the Hands by Ali Katherman on Sugardoodle
A Conducting Wand on Sugardoodle
Conducting Elephant by Tifany Hoecherl on Sugardoodle
Getting Ready for a Wonderful Thanksgiving in a few weeks! My son and his family are coming from Chicago to stay for a week. It'll be So FUN to see my little grandbaby girl who is turning 2 soon! Woopie!