Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lesson Plans: August 2016

-Teach the song "The Lord Gave Me a Temple"

-In week one, The Sharing Time lesson uses "My Gospel Standards."  Try the My Gospel Standards Singing Time Activity.

-Review all of the program songs with the following activities:

2017 Songs Have Been Announced!

The new curriculum for 2017 has been announced.  The title is "Choose the Right."  Here are the monthly songs:

January:  As a Child of God
February:  Choose the Right
March:  Stand for the Right
April:  Song of your choice about Jesus Christ from the Children's Songbook
May:  When I am Baptized
June:  Nephi's Courage
July:  The Wise Man and The Foolish Man or song of your choice from the Children's Songbook
August:  I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus

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 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 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.

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.