Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sunbeam Eggs

This activity is meant to help encourage new Sunbeams to stay in their seats.  You may wish to coordinate with your Primary President or Sunbeams Teacher to extend the activity beyond sharing time.

First, print the egg document below.  Cut out an egg for each child.  I strongly suggest laminating the eggs.  Adhere an egg to the seat of each Sunbeam's chair with velcro, tape or stick tack.  

Next, open the bird document.  These are the same pictures as those in the Songbird Practice Activity, but smaller.  Choose the type of bird you would like to use for the week and print one for each child.  Cut it out and keep it hidden.  If you are super crafty, you can print the birds on white labels and cut them out to create stickers.  



Explain to the children that you need their help keeping the eggs warm.  Tell them that if they keep their bottoms on their eggs through the entire Singing Time (or Sharing Time), the egg will hatch and grow into a bird.  At the end of Primary, allow the children who hatched their eggs to trade the egg in for a picture of a bird.  The children will be excited to find out what kind of bird they hatch each week!   















8 comments:

  1. The bird pictures are large. How do you shrink them to make them stickers?

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  2. I'm not chorister, but I do teach the Sunbeams and I think this will be very helpful. Love you blog, thank you!

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  3. Dunson Family--I am sure Erin will have a better way of shrinking them down, but I do know that if you download it and print it from Adobe Reader, you can print 16 pages/sheet on the printing options. You just go down to Page Size & Handling. Click the button labeled Multiple and change the pages/sheet to 16. That might work for you, but like I said, Erin probably has a better way of doing it.

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  4. I use the same concept only my sunbeams sit on their sunshines to keep them warm. At the end of class I check to see how warm they are, with a big to-do about how my hands are burning up! They get a treat at the end if the suns are hot. Works great!

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  5. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Thank you! So fun!! I need this for our new sunbeams- my busy, spirited 3 year old daughter especially!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I do the sunshine method, too, and it works wonders. I print out a smaller picture of the suns they sit on, then tape a candy to it so they can have a "badge" of sorts.

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