Monday, September 5, 2016

Lesson Plans: September 2016

Week 1:  The scriptures teach that the gospel will be preached in all the world.

Week 2:  Missionary work blesses everyone.

Week 3:  I can prepare now to serve a mission.

Week 4:  I can be a missionary now.

Any Week:

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.













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!

Ni Hao
(nee HOW)

(bone JOUR)

Guten Tag
(GOO-ten tog)




Buon Giorno
(bwon JOR-no)


Goede Dag
(HOO-duh dog)

South Africa


Howdy Y'all



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.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

I Love to See the Temple

To teach this month's song, I've created two activities from which you can choose. 
The first option is a simple flipchart.  You can print the flip chart from the link at the bottom of the page.
The second option is a game to create a graphic of the Salt Lake Temple.  The link to print this game is also at the bottom of the page.
To play the game:
1. Print the entire document and cut out the pieces.
2.  Before primary, assemble the frame of the temple on the blackboard at the front of the room.  It should look like this: 
3.  Hide the remaining pictures by taping them gently under some of the children's chairs.  To avoid confusion, hide verse one on the right side of the room and verse two on the left.  Ask the children to look under their chairs to see if they have a picture.
4.    Ask the children to listen as you sing the song and stand up if they believe they are holding the picture which corresponds with the first line.  When you have decided on the correct picture, add it to the temple frame at the front of the room.
5.  Continue singing the song and adding pictures until the temple is complete.  Tell the children that they should sing along with you if they know the words. 
I love to see the temple.
I'm going there someday
To feel the Holy Spirit,
To listen and to pray.
For the temple is a house of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I'll prepare myself while I am young;
This is my sacred duty.
I love to see the temple.
I'll go inside someday.

I'll cov'nant with my Father;

I'll promise to obey.
For the temple is a holy place

Where we are sealed together.

As a child of God, I've learned this truth:
A fam'ly is forever.
For the flip chart:
For the temple project: