Saturday, January 19, 2013

Winter Opposite Day

This activity was designed for a review week in the summer.  Explain to the children that it is very cold outside and we need to put on our hats and gloves.  When they protest and say that it is, in fact, hot outside, tell them that it must be opposite day!  

Choose up to 11 songs that you'd like to review (perhaps for the Primary Program) and write the opposite on the back of each hat.  Then, think of up to 11 fun ways to sing those songs and write the opposite on the back of each gloves.  Have the children choose one hat and one gloves and sing the appropriate song in the appropriate manner.  Suggestions are below.  

Note:  sometimes I make two sets, one for Junior Primary and one for Senior Primary.  The Junior Primary set is, obviously, much easier.  




SILLY WAYS TO SING

  • Stand on your left foot
    • Stand on your RIGHT foot
  • Face the back of the room
    • Face the FRONT of the room
  • Everyone Conduct
    • NOBODY conduct
  • Loudly
    • SOFTLY
  • Eyes Closed
    • Eyes OPEN
  • Nose Pinched
    • DON'T pinch your nose
  • Tongue Out
    • Tongue IN your mouth
  • Hum
    • DON'T hum
  • Only boys
    • only GIRLS
  • Only girls
    • only BOYS
  • No Piano
    • WITH the piano
  • Lights Off
    • Lights ON
  • Normally
    • NOT normal
  • Fingers in your ears
    • NO fingers in your ears


SONG SUGGESTIONS  (Junior first, then Senior.  Opposite words are in CAPS)

  • If the Savior Stood Beside Me
    • If the DEVIL Stood Beside Me
    • If the DEVIL SAT BEHIND YOU
  • Holding Hands Around the World
    • Holding Hands Around the SUN
    • NOT TOUCHING Around the SUN
  • 2- I Am a Child of God
    • YOU are a Child of God
    • YOU are a PARENT of the DEVIL
  • 4- I Lived in Heaven
    • YOU Lived in Heaven
    • YOU Lived in OUTER DARKNESS
  • 9- Can a Little Child Like Me
    • Can an ADULT Like Me
    • Can an ADULT Like YOU
  • 12- A Child's Prayer
    • An ADULT'S Prayer
    • An ADULT'S SCREAMING
  • 21- For Health and Strength
    • For SICKNESS and WEAKNESS
    • For SICKNESS and WEAKNESS
  • 60-  Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
    • Jesus Wants Me for a RAINDROP
    • The DEVIL wants YOU for a RAINDROP
  • 78-  I'm Trying to be Like Jesus
    • I'm NOT Trying to be Like Jesus
    • I'm NOT Trying to be Like the DEVIL
  • 88-  On a Golden Springtime
    • On a SILVER Springtime
    • On a SILVER AUTUMN
  • 95-  I Love to See the Temple
    • I DON'T LIKE to See the Temple
    • I HATE to SMELL the RODEO
  • 103-  I Like to Look for Rainbows (When I Am Baptized)
    • I DON'T LIKE to Look for Rainbows
    • I HATE to look for MONOCHROMATIC ARCS IN THE SKY
  • 109- Search, Ponder, and Pray
    • DON'T Search, Ponder, and Pray
    • DON'T LOOK FOR THE ANSWER, DON'T THINK ABOUT IT TOO MUCH, AND COME UP WITH THE SOLUTION ENTIRELY ON YOUR OWN
  • 110- Follow the Prophet
    • DON'T Follow the Prophet
    • LEAD the FALSE PROPHET
  • 120- Nephi's Courage
    • LAMAN AND LEMUEL'S  Courage
    • LAMAN AND LEMUEL'S COWARDICE
  • 136-  Love One Another
    • DON'T Love One Another
    • HATE YOURSELF
  • 140-  I'll Walk With You
    • I WON'T Walk With You
    • YOU'LL CRAWL With ME
  • 145 - Kindness Begins With Me
    • MEAN-NESS Begins With Me
    • MEAN-NESS ENDS With YOU
  • 159 - Stand for the Right
    • SIT DOWN for the Right
    • SIT DOWN for the WRONG
  • 168 - I Want to Be a Missionary Now
    • I Want to Be a Missionary LATER
    • I Want to be AN INVESTIGATOR LATER
  • 170- The Things I Do
    • The Things YOU Do
    • The Things YOU DON'T DO
  • 172- We'll Bring the World His Truth
    • We'll Bring the World LIES
    • We'll TAKE LIES to MARS
  • 188-  Families Can Be Together Forever
    • Families CAN'T Be Together Forever
    • FRIENDS Can Be APART TEMPORARILY
  • 228-  My Heavenly Father Loves Me
    • My Heavenly Father DOESN'T LOVE Me
    • THE DEVIL HATES YOU
  • 236-  "Give,"  Said the Little Stream
    • "Take," Said the Little Stream
    • "BE SELFISH," said the HUGE OCEAN

NOTE:  Especially in Junior Primary, make sure you are very clear about what is the "opposite."  When I read the "opposite" title, I always ask them if that's right, laugh, make a silly face, shake my head, or something along those lines, so that it is entirely obvious what is real and what is silly.

Feel free to add more suggestions in the comments!




2 comments:

  1. Here are some more songs that I came up with:

    If the DEVIL SAT BEHIND Me : If the Savior stood beside me
    Families can be together NEVER : Families can be together forever
    When I am SINNING : When I am Baptized
    I will GO ASTRAY FROM SATANS plan : I will follow Gods plan
    Because the DEVIL HATES me : Because God Loves Me
    My DEVILISH MOTHER HATES me : My Heavenly Father Loves Me

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  2. Thanks Gina! I could not for the life of me think of one for "When I Am Baptized" I'm going to change mine right now! (I originally had Follow the Prophet: LEAD the CELEBRITY)

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