Thursday, July 14, 2016

Temple Board Game

Update:  for some reason, I'm having tons of trouble uploading the file correctly.  While I try to figure it out, here is a link to the original .jpeg file.  You can either take it to a printer or try blockposters.com or Microsoft Publisher. 

Use this board game to review songs for the Primary Program





1.  Download and print the document at the bottom of the page.  This document is formatted to print on 8.5" x 11" paper and fits on a standard 28" x 22" pasteboard with a half-inch border.  If you need different sizes, try left clicking on the image and saving it to your computer.  Then use Microsoft Publisher or blockposters.com to create a tiled image in the size you need.


2.  Attach the game board to the black board at the front of the room.  Depending on the surface, you can use magnets, thumb tacks, or papers with stick tack as the game pieces.  The game is meant to be played all together on a single team.  If you do decide to use two teams, plan for the game to take more than one week.


3.  Choose a child to roll the die.  Move the game piece the appropriate number of spaces.  If you land on a blank space, go again.  If you land on a space with a symbol, do the following:


Text Bubble:  Read the children a line from one of the program songs, omitting one word.  Ask the children to tell you which word belongs in the blank.  You  might need to tell them which song the line is from.


Question Mark:  Ask the children about a real-life scenario they may encounter and have them answer what they would do, using a program song for inspiration.  You might need to help them decide which song to use.


Musical Notes:  Ask the children to sing a song or a verse of a song.


Star:  Go again and skip the next instruction.


4.  Help the children understand how Primary music can help them prepare to receive the blessings of the temple.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxaGNthpkBOXM1dIWGZPY1hTSk0/view?usp=sharing


Sample for Text Bubble:
Praise to the Man
Q:  Kings shall _________ him and nations revere
A:  Extol

Sample for Question Marks:
I Love to See the Temple
Q:  What do you do in the temple?
A:  Feel the Holy Spirit, Listen, Pray, Covenant with my Father, promise to obey, get sealed together.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

This Month is Such a Special One

Want a little something to spice up birthday songs? 

1.  Print the document at the end of the page on cardstock (I've left it in Word format so that you can adjust the paper size, etc.)

2.  Cut out the circles.

3.  As you sing "This Month is Such a Special One," let the birthday child put his face through the hole.   You might want to take a photo and add it to a bulletin board or send it to the child.


If you live outside of North America, the months may not match your local season/holidays.  In this case, I've made four of the months (January, May, June and September) with generic seasonal themes.

 
 January

 
February

 
March

 
 April

 
May

 
June

 
July

 
August

 
September

 
October

 
 
November

 
December


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxaGNthpkBOXNFo5YVFyNFA4djA/view?usp=sharing




Friday, July 8, 2016

Hello Song

Add some variety to your "Hello Song" with these fun flags. 
 
1.  Download the document at the end of the page.  Print the first five pages. 
 
2.  Place the first page upside-down back in the printer and print page 6.  The name of the country, language, foreign word and pronunciation should print on the back of each flag. 
 
3.  Continue with pages 2 and 7, 3 and 8, 4 and 9, 5 and 10. 
 
4.  Cut out the flags and laminate them.
 
5.  Before you sing the "Hello Song," let your visitors choose a flag.  Replace the word "hello" with the foreign translation on the back of the card!
 
Australia
English
G'Day

China
Mandarin
Ni Hao
(nee HOW)

Egypt
Arabic
Marhaba
(MAR-ha-ba)
 
 
France
French
Bonjour
(bone JOUR)

Germany
German
Guten Tag
(GOO-ten tog)

Hawaii
Hawaiian
Aloha
(ah-LOW-ha)

Hungary
Hungarian
Szia
(see-ah)

India
Hindi
Namaste
(NAH-mah-stay)

Iraq
Farsi
Salaam
(sah-LOM)
 
Israel
Hebrew
Shalom
(shah-LOME)
 
Italy
Italian
Buon Giorno
(bwon JOR-no)

Japan
Japanese
Konichiwa
(ko-NEE-chee-wah)

Netherlands
Dutch
Goede Dag
(HOO-duh dog)

Russia
Russian
Privet
(pree-VYET)
 
 
South Africa
Zulu
Sawubona
(sow-BOH-nah)
 

Spain
Spanish
Hola
(OH-la)

Tanzania
Swahili
Jambo
(JOM-bo)
 
Texas
English
Howdy Y'all

Turkey
Turkish
Merhaba
(MAR-ha-bah)

Ukraine
Ukranian
 Vitayu
(vi-TIE-you)


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxaGNthpkBOXWHhuaDB0eVVjU3c/view?usp=sharing

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Lesson Plans July 2016

1. For July 4 or Canada Day, use the fireworks activity to review the program songs you've learned so far.

2.  Teach "I Love to See the Temple" using the flipchart or temple-building game found here.

3.  For Pioneer day, teach the simple round "Little Pioneer Children."  Sing it many times over and use these cards or these signs to help the children decide who will sing the first and second parts of the round.

4.  The week 2 theme is "Families are blessed through sacred temple ordinances."  Review the idea of ordinances with the Ordinances Activity.

5.  The week 4 theme is "I can prepare to be worthy to go to the temple," and focuses on My Gospel Standards.  Use the "My Gospel Standards" activity.

6.  Get the kids started on Program Review with the Word Count Game (that you can play at least once a month if you want!)  2016 links are at the bottom of the page.

7.  If you have the whole time on this month's fifth Sunday, try this board game review activity.