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Monday, November 3, 2014

...Released...

So, we all know it's going to happen one day, we're going to get released from the best calling ever. I am so sad leave the Primary, but I really can't be selfish any longer. Thank you all for your ideas, input, inspiration, and for following me along on my chorister adventures! These past 3 years have been the best. Seriously. Best of luck to you all!

Kristen

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August 17, 2014

Opening Song: Scripture Power (binder)
Welcome Song: We Welcome You (256)
Action Songs: Hinges (277)
Article of Faith Song: The 5th and 9th (125, 128)
Program Songs: Review all
Happy Birthday Song: You've Had a Birthday (285)
Reverent Song: Father I Will Reverent Be (29)
Closing Song: I Will Follow God's Plan (164)
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Identify the doctrine: Scripture study gives me and my family spiritual strength.

Listening and Singing Experiences:


Singing Time: "BACK TO SCHOOL"


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35)/Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
  1. Action Song: Hinges (277) - sing once
  2. Ask the children: How many of you have started school? How many of you are going to start school this month? To celebrate, we're going to have our own, "Back to School" day in Primary today. I came prepared with my very own backpack, and in it I brought some very special things. I'm going to need your help going through it! 
  3. Using participation sticks, invite a child to choose an object or a folder from the backpack. Follow the instructions in the folder or from the list below to review our Program songs and sing a few action songs:
    • Math Folder: "count" how many times you sing the word "SEEK" (Seek the Lord Early 108)
    • Writing Folder: "write" your own song, sing Fun to Do (253) and make up your own verses.
    • Science Folder: CLUE: Just like in Science, this song is all about asking questions. (He Sent His Son 34)
    • History Folder: CLUE: What song teaches us about a past prophet who built something large? (Build an Ark, in the binder)
    • Geography Folder: CHALLENGE: Can you name 10 locations of temples? How about 20? (I Love to See the Temple (95)
    • Recess Folder: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (275)
    • Chalkboard Eraser: "Erase" words from the song written on the board as you sing it. (Baptism 100)
    • Glue Stick: "Glue" yourself to your chairs to sit reverently while we sing I Stand All Amazed (Hymn 193).
    • Crayons: If you are wearing the color of crayon I pull out, start singing and keep singing until the end of the song! (The Family is of God, in the binder)
    • Scissors: "Cut out" the word "I" from the song I Will Follow God's Plan (164). (clap on that beat instead)
  4. Reverent Song: Father I Will Reverent Be (29)
Nursery (11:00-11:07am) - Choose 5
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)*
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple*
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

Monday, August 11, 2014

August 24, 2014

Opening Song: He Sent His Son (34)
Welcome Song: Here We Are Together (256)
Action Songs: If You're Happy (266)
Article of Faith Song: The 6th and 9th (126, 128)
Program Songs: Seek the Lord Early (108), Baptism
Other Songs: I'll Walk With You (140)
Happy Birthday Song: You've Had a Birthday (285)
Reverent Song: Reverently, Quietly (26)
Closing Song: Build An Ark (binder)
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Identify the doctrine: The Sabbath is a day of rest and worship.

Listening and Singing Experiences:


Singing Time: I suggest using participation sticks for all the activities today. :)


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) 
  1. Action Song: If You're Happy (266)
  2. New Song: I'll Walk With You (140)
    • Last week you taught the last part of the song, so today is a review of the whole song.
    • Using the Ooo and Sing sticks, sing through the song 2 times.
  3. Review Song: Seek the Lord Early (108)
    • Using CTR Bear, play Hot/Cold (singing louder and softer as the child looking for the bear gets closer and farther from him)
    • Sing several times.
  4. Action Song: Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam (60)
  5. Review Song: Baptism (100)
    • Your choice/Kids choice of the "How to Sing" sticks (boys vs. girls, louder vs. softer, etc.), sing through 2 times.
  6. Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156)
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
Same as Junior except: 
  1. Action Song: If You're Happy (266)
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 6th and 9th (126, 128)
  3. New Song: I'll Walk With You (140)
    • Last week you taught the last part of the song, so today is a review of the whole song.
    • Using the Ooo and Sing sticks, sing through the song 3 times.
  4. Review Song: Seek the Lord Early (108)
    • Using CTR Bear, play Hot/Cold (singing louder and softer as the child looking for the bear gets closer and farther from him)
    • Sing through several times.
  5. Review Song: Baptism (100)
    • Your choice/Kids choice of the "How to Sing" sticks (boys vs. girls, louder vs. softer, etc.), sing through 3 times.
  6. Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156)
Nursery (11:00-11:07am) - Choose 5
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August 31, 2014

Opening Song: Baptism (100)
Welcome Song: Hello Song (260)
Action Songs: (lesson today)
Program Songs: none today
Other Songs: see Action Songs list below
Happy Birthday Song: You've Had a Birthday (285)
Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156)
Closing Song: I Love to See the Temple (95)
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Identify the doctrine: (5th Sunday)

Listening and Singing Experiences:


Singing Time: WHAT "SHELL" WE SING" (saw this idea somewhere, not sure where, but thank you to the creative genius out there!)


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35), Senior Primary (12:05-12:25)
  1. For today's Singing Time we'll be doing fun action songs. I'll have a basket filled with shells. On the bottom of each shell I'll tape a piece of paper with a number. That number will correspond to a song on the following list (and as always, I can change up the order of songs if needed):
    • Do As I'm Doing (276)
    • Fun to Do (253)
    • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (275)
    • Hinges (277)
    • If You're Happy (266)
    • Once There Was a Snowman (249)
    • Popcorn Popping (242)
    • The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (281)
    • Book of Mormon Stories (118)
    • Nephi's Courage (120)
    • Build an Ark (binder)
    • Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam (60)
    • Follow the Prophet (110) - marching around the room in a line for the chorus
    • Oh What Do You Do In the Summertime (245) 
  2. Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156)
Nursery (11:00-11:07am) - Choose 5
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

August 10, 2014

Opening Song: I Stand All Amazed (H193)
Welcome Song: Hello Song (260)
Action Songs: Do As I'm Doing (276)
Article of Faith Song: The 8th and 9th (127, 128)
Program Songs: Seek the Lord Early (108), the Family is of God (binder)
Other Songs: I'll Walk With You (140), Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime (245)
Happy Birthday Song: You've Had a Birthday (285)
Reverent Song: To Think About Jesus (71)
Closing Song: Baptism (100)
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Identify the doctrine: Family Home Evening strengthens my family.

Listening and Singing Experiences:


Singing Time: 


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) - use "Reverent Glue" to keep kids in their seats (Have the kids paint their chairs with Reverent Glue before sitting down)
  1. Action Song: Do As I'm Doing - sing 3 times
    • use action circles, have a child choose a circle but not tell the rest of the Primary what the action is, they just have to demonstrate it during the song!
  2. New Song: I'll Walk With You (140) - sing twice
    • Invite the children to walk in place for the first section "I'll walk with you". 
    • For the next section, "If you don't talk" have the children turn and face their partner.
    • "Jesus walked away from none" invite everyone to turn and face me and follow my simple hand actions/signs.
    • At the end when they hear "I'll walk with you" they can again walk in place until the end of the song.
  3. Review Song: Seek the Lord Early (108) - sing 3 times
    • Movement activity: swing arms left (I'll seek), then right (the Lord early), then in a circle (while in my youth) for each phrase. 
    • Use Ooo and Sing sticks
  4. Action Song: Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime? (245) - sing once
    • use simple hand actions to act it out (we've used bags with props in the past)
  5. Reverent Song: To Think About Jesus (71)
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
  1. Action Song: Do As I'm Doing - sing 3 times
    • use action circles, have a child choose a circle but not tell the rest of the Primary what the action is, they just have to demonstrate it during the song!
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 8th and 9th (127, 128)
    • 9th is new this week! 
  3. New Song: I'll Walk With You (140) - sing twice
    • Invite the children to walk in place for the first section "I'll walk with you". 
    • For the next section, "If you don't talk" have the children turn and face their partner.
    • "Jesus walked away from none" invite everyone to turn and face me and follow my simple hand actions/signs.
    • At the end when they hear "I'll walk with you" they can again walk in place until the end of the song.
  4. Review Song: Seek the Lord Early (108) - sing 2-3 times
    • find rhyming pairs: have 4 sets of 2 lines on the board for the kids to "fill in the blanks" with the rhyming words after singing through the song. Sing as many times as necessary to fill in all the pairs.
  5. Review Song: The Family is of God (binder), verse 4 - sing twice
    • Using the 2 flipcharts, sing through the 4th verse first with the words, then without the words (I have 2 versions printed)
  6. Reverent Song: To Think About Jesus (71)
Nursery (11:00-11:07am) - Choose 5
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)*
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple*
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August 3, 2014

Opening Song: Build An Ark (binder), both verses
Welcome Song: Hello Song (260)
Action Songs: The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (281)
Article of Faith Song: The 4th and 9th (124, 128)
Program Songs: Seek the Lord Early (108), the Family is of God (binder)
Other Songs: I Am a Child of God (2), Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam (60)
Happy Birthday Song: You've Had a Birthday (285)
Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156)
Closing Song: I Love to See the Temple (95)
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Identify the doctrine: Pray in your families unto the Father that your families may be blessed (3 Nephi 18:21).

Listening and Singing Experiences:


Singing Time: 

Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) - use "Reverent Glue" to keep kids in their seats (I had the kids paint their chairs with imaginary glue before they sat down last week, worked like a charm)
  1. Action Song: The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (281), use rhythm sticks
  2. New Song: Seek the Lord Early (108) - Repeat activity from last week, found HERE (I forgot my magnifying glasses at home last week, AND we only had 6 children there, so hoping for a better turnout and a better memory tomorrow!)
    • Put one half of the FLIPCHART picture on the board.
    • Hide the other halves around the room.
    • Explain to children that today we are going to practice our new song called "Seek the Lord Early", but we have the SAME problem. I only have one half of each of the flipchart pictures on the board! I need some detectives to help me SEEK for the missing halves of my flipchart! 
    • What does the word SEEK mean? (to find). To help us SEEK for the halves of my flipchart I brought some special detective magnifying glasses! (I found some cheap on Amazon: Plastic Magnifying Glasses) I'm going to give each of you a special detective magnifying glass to help you SEEK while we listen to and sing our new song. (I'll outline the rules of having a magnifying glass, and if any child chooses not to follow the rules, I'll take away their magnifying glass). 
    • I'm going to play the song from our CD rather than have our pianist play it. This way the children can hear the words over and over - and it will be something different from me always singing! I will invite them to sing* along if they'd like! 
    • Choose one child at a time to SEEK for another half of one of the flip chart pictures. Once they find it, they'll bring it to the board and match it to the missing half. Then I'll choose another child to SEEK for another half. 
    • We'll keep going until all the halves have been found. 
  3. Action Song: Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam (60)
  4. Review Song: I Am a Child of God (2) 
    • Keep rhythm by alternating claps and knee taps 
    • Teach them to watch me by pitch leading but holding out certain notes and cutting them off - make it a game! 
  5. Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156)
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
Same as Junior except: 
  1. Action Song: The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (281), use rhythm sticks
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 4th and 9th (124, 128)
    • 9th is new this week! 
  3. New Song: Seek the Lord Early (108) - Repeat activity from last week, found HERE
    • Follow similar format as outlined above, except use quarter pieces, not halves hidden around the room. I'll only have one quarter of each flip chart piece on the board. 
    • Challenge: SING full pictures, HUM incomplete pictures.
  4. Review Song: The Family is of God (binder)
    • Hand out word strips to the children and teachers.
    • Ask them to put them under the appropriate verse. Ask the pianist to play the song quietly in the background.
    • Sing the song through, one verse at a time and make any corrections necessary. 
  5. Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156)
Nursery (11:00-11:07am) - Choose 5
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 27, 2014

Opening Song: The Holy Ghost (105)
Welcome Song: Here We Are Together (256)
Action Songs: Popcorn Popping (242)
Article of Faith Song: The 3rd and 8th (123, 127)
Program Songs: Seek the Lord Early (108), the Family is of God (binder), I Stand All Amazed (H 193)
Happy Birthday Song: Feliz Cumpleanos (282) verse 2
Reverent Song: Father I Will Reverent Be (29)
Closing Song: Baptism (100)
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Identify the doctrine: I can know the truth through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Listening and Singing Experiences:


Singing Time: 


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) 
  1. Action Song: Popcorn Popping (242)
  2. New Song: Seek the Lord Early (108) - Idea found and adapted from HERE.
    Preparation before Singing Time:
    • Cut FLIPCHART (I found this flipchart on Sugardoodle, thanks Kalani, love it!) pictures in half (or have 2 per phrase or something)
    • Put one half on the board
    • Hide the other halves around the room
         During Singing Time:
    • Note: Today is just going to be a brief introduction to the song, so they can hear it and sing it a few times. We'll get into the doctrine more next week. I LOVE this song! 
    • Explain to children that today we are going to learn a new song called "Seek the Lord Early", but we have a problem. I only have one half of each of the flipchart pictures on the board! I need some detectives to help me SEEK for the missing halves of my flipchart! 
    • What does the word SEEK mean? (to find). To help us SEEK for the halves of my flipchart I brought some special detective magnifying glasses! (I found some cheap on Amazon: Plastic Magnifying Glasses) I'm going to give each of you a special detective magnifying glass to help you SEEK while we listen to and sing our new song. (I'll outline the rules of having a magnifying glass, and if any child chooses not to follow the rules, I'll take away their magnifying glass). 
    • I'm going to play the song from our CD rather than have our pianist play it. This way the children can hear the words over and over - and it will be something different from me always singing! I will invite them to sing* along if they'd like! 
    • Choose one child at a time to SEEK for another half of one of the flipchart pictures. Once they find it, they'll bring it to the board and match it to the missing half. Then I'll choose another child to SEEK for another half. 
    • We'll keep going until all the halves have been found. 
    • *Senior Primary Challenge: SING full pictures, HUM half pictures that haven't been "found" yet. (Because the flipchart has the words on each picture, this will make this part easier for the Sr. Primary, but still tricky for the Jr. Primary.)
  1. Review Song: I Stand All Amazed (H 193)
    • Go over and review the adapted ASL we learned for this song, invite children that feel confident with the signs to come up in the front with me.
  2. Activity Song: Kids Choice
  3. Reverent Song: Father I Will Reverent Be (29)
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
Same as Junior except: 
    • Sing the 3rd and 8th Article of Faith songs using pitch leading, go over tricky words.
Nursery (11:00-11:07am) - Choose 5
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

Monday, June 30, 2014

July 20, 2014

Opening Song: The Holy Ghost (105)
Welcome Song: We Welcome You (256)
Action Songs: Hinges (277)
Article of Faith Song: The 2nd and 8th (122, 127)
Program Songs: Baptism (100)
Other Songs: Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime (245), The Church of Jesus Christ (77) and more (see list below)
Happy Birthday Song: Feliz Cumpleanos (282), verse 1
Reverent Song: To Think About Jesus (71)
Closing Song: I Will Follow God's Plan (164)
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Identify the doctrine: The Holy Ghost comforts and guides me.

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Singing Time: 


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) 
  1. Action Song: Hinges (277)
  2. Baptism (100), review verse 3 with Ooo and Sing sticks after singing it through once. 
    • "Now we know that we must also" (point to head for "know")
    • "Witness faith in Jesus' word" (picture of the scriptures or hold up the Bible)
    • "Be baptized to show obedience" (picture of child being baptized)
    • "As was Jesus Christ, our Lord." (picture of Christ being baptized)
  3. Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime (245) - keep track of who participates/doesn't
    • If any children didn't get to participate in the song last week, be sure they get to participate first this week! If everyone had a turn, pull name sticks.
    • Bags/Props:
      • bag 1 = verse 1: fishing pole, blanket, poster cutout of a cloud
      • bag 2 = verse 2: goggles, fan, piece of rope (rope swing)
      • bag 3 = verse 3: baton (marching band), can of lemonade, telescope
    • Invite reverent children to come and choose an item out of the bag, quickly set them up and explain to them what they'll do when you sing their line in the song (for example, for verse 1 a child will lazily dream on the blanket as another child will "float" the cloud over their head).
    • Invite the children sitting down to sing the question with you, "Oh what do you do in the summertime when all the world is green?" Then sing the first question, pointing at the first child, sing the second question pointing at the second child, etc. Then, pointing back at the children sitting down, sing "Is that what you do? So do I." 
    • Repeat for the next 2 verses.
  4. I Love to See the Temple (95)
    • Sing Verse 1 using simple hand actions.
    • Review Verse 2 using the art props from last week.
  5. Reverent Song: To Think About Jesus (71)
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
    1. Action Song: Hinges (277)
    2. Baptism (100), verse 3 review
    3. Finish up The Church of Jesus Christ Activity (from sugardoodle.net, thank you Aubrey Chaves for the great idea):
      • I will be following her outline except for these changes:
        • I know God's plan - Sing I Will Follow God's Plan (164)
        • I'll follow him in faith - Seek the Lord Early (108)
        • I'll do what is right - Choose the Right (Hymns 239)
    4. Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime (245) - keep track of who participates/doesn't
      • "I love summertime. It's my favorite time of the year. I like to go the beach, cook hot dogs and hamburgers, and go swimming in a pool."
      • "Now I have a question for you", (sing the following line): "Oh what do you do in the summertime when all the world is green?" Pause here, ask 1-3 children to share what they do. Invite the rest to share with their neighbor or their teachers what they do.
      • "I brought with me today 3 bags with some things in them that are going to help me find out..."(sing the following line) "Oh what do you do in the summertime when all the world is green?"
      • Preparation ahead of time:
        • bag 1 = verse 1: fishing pole, blanket, poster cutout of a cloud
        • bag 2 = verse 2: goggles, fan, piece of rope (rope swing)
        • bag 3 = verse 3: baton (marching band), can of lemonade, telescope
      • Invite reverent children to come and choose an item out of the bag, quickly set them up and explain to them what they'll do when you sing their line in the song (for example, for verse 1 a child will lazily dream on the blanket as another child will "float" the cloud over their head).
      • Invite the children sitting down to sing the question with you, "Oh what do you do in the summertime when all the world is green?" Then sing the first question, pointing at the first child, sing the second question pointing at the second child, etc. Then, pointing back at the children sitting down, sing "Is that what you do? So do I." 
      • Repeat for the next 2 verses.
    5. Reverent Song: To Think About Jesus (71)
Nursery (11:00-11:07am) - Choose 5
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

July 13, 2014

Opening Song: The 4th Article of Faith (124)
Welcome Song: Hello Song (260)
Action Songs: Fun to Do (253)
Article of Faith Songs: The 8th and 1st (127, 122) - Senior Primary only
Program Song: Baptism (100)
Other Songs: Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime (245), The Church of Jesus Christ (77) and more (see list below)
Happy Birthday Song: Feliz Cumpleanos (282), verse 2
Reverent Song: Reverently, Quietly (26)
Closing Song: He Sent His Son (34)
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Identify the doctrine: I become a member of the Church through baptism and confirmation.

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Singing Time: 


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) 
  1. Action Song: Fun to Do (253)
  2. Baptism (100), review verse 2 with Ooo and Sing sticks.
  3. Baptism (100), verse 3
    • Using simple actions and pictures, teach verse by echo singing (I sing a phrase to them, they sing it back to me).
    • "Now we know that we must also" (point to head for "know")
    • "Witness faith in Jesus' word" (picture of the scriptures or hold up the Bible)
    • "Be baptized to show obedience" (picture of child being baptized)
    • "As was Jesus Christ, our Lord." (picture of Christ being baptized)
  4. Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime (245) - keep track of who participates/doesn't
    • "I love summertime. It's my favorite time of the year. I like to go the beach, cook hot dogs and hamburgers, and go swimming in a pool."
    • "Now I have a question for you", (sing the following line): "Oh what do you do in the summertime when all the world is green?" Pause here, ask 1-3 children to share what they do. Invite the rest to share with their neighbor or their teachers what they do.
    • "I brought with me today 3 bags with some things in them that are going to help me find out..."(sing the following line) "Oh what do you do in the summertime when all the world is green?"
    • Preparation ahead of time:
      • bag 1 = verse 1: fishing pole, blanket, poster cutout of a cloud
      • bag 2 = verse 2: goggles, fan, piece of rope (rope swing)
      • bag 3 = verse 3: baton (marching band), can of lemonade, telescope
    • Invite reverent children to come and choose an item out of the bag, quickly set them up and explain to them what they'll do when you sing their line in the song (for example, for verse 1 a child will lazily dream on the blanket as another child will "float" the cloud over their head).
    • Invite the children sitting down to sing the question with you, "Oh what do you do in the summertime when all the world is green?" Then sing the first question, pointing at the first child, sing the second question pointing at the second child, etc. Then, pointing back at the children sitting down, sing "Is that what you do? So do I." 
    • Repeat for the next 2 verses.
  5. Reverent Song: Reverently, Quietly (26)
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
  1. Action Song: Fun to Do (253)
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 8th and 1st (127-122)
  3. Baptism (100), verse 3 introduction
    • Found this AMAZING KIT on Sugardoodle.net and will be using it to teach the 3rd verse and later to review all 3 verses.
  4. The Church of Jesus Christ Activity (from sugardoodle.net, thank you Aubrey Chaves for the great idea):
    • I will be following her outline except for these changes:
      • I know God's plan - Sing I Will Follow God's Plan (164)
      • I'll follow him in faith - Seek the Lord Early (108)
      • I'll do what is right - Choose the Right (Hymns 239)
  5. Reverent Song: Reverently, Quietly (26)
Nursery (11:00-11:07am) - Choose 5
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

July 6, 2014

Opening Song: The Sacred Grove (87)
Welcome Song: Here We Are Together (256)
Action Songs: If You're Happy (266)
Article of Faith Song: The 7th and 8th (126, 127)
Program Songs: Baptism (100), I Love to See the Temple (95), The Family is of God (binder)
Happy Birthday Song: Feliz Cumpleanos (282), verse 1
Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156)
Closing Song: Build an Ark (binder), verse 2
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Identify the doctrine: The Church of Jesus Christ has been restored.

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Singing Time: 


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) 
  1. Action Song: If You're Happy (266)
  2. Baptism (100), verse 1 - sing using Ooo and Sing sticks.
  3. Baptism (100), verse 2 
    • Invite the children to sit on the floor in the front of the room, show them the video Jesus is Baptized. Ask them to listen for why Jesus was baptized. After the video, ask the younger children to retell what happened, then ask the older children why Jesus was baptized.
    • Sing Verse 2 to the children.
    • Echo Sing.
  4. I Love to See the Temple (95) - verse 2
    • Using simple art props, teach children 2nd verse. 
      • Art props: Large poster cut out of temple with an open door, small picture of an older boy/girl (that could "go inside" the temple), small picture of a family being sealed and a couple being sealed, picture of a child
      • Sing slowly to the children using the props, then invite them to sing with me. 
  5. The Family is of God - review if time using How to Sing sticks or Choose the Right Bear/Hot and Cold Game.
  6. Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156)
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
  1. Action Song: If You're Happy (266)
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 7th and 8th (126-127)
  3. Baptism (100), verse 2
    • Found this AMAZING KIT on Sugardoodle.net and will be using it to review the 2nd verse, then to teach the 3rd verse and review the song. 
  4. The Family is of God - verses 2-3 review 
    • Using word strips, children must organize them under the correct figure (father or mother) and in the right order. To do this, divide the children into 2 groups. The first group must organize the word strips under father or mother on the board while the group sitting down sings those 2 verses. The second group will then organize them in order while the group sitting down sings those 2 verses. If either group finishes before the singing group is finished singing, they are to sit and join in.
    • Father word strips: place, preside, provide, love and teach, the gospel, children, leads in family prayer, to share their love, Father in Heaven
    • Mother word strips: purpose, care, prepare, nurture, strengthen, all her children, she teaches, to obey, to pray, to love, serve, family
  5. I Love to See the Temple (95)
    • Sing with the children by starting phrases, but not finishing them (listen for them to sing), omitting key words, etc. 
  6. Reverent Song: I Love to See the Temple (95) - sing both verses while Jr. Primary comes in.
Nursery (11:00-11:07am) - Choose 5
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

June 29, 2014

Opening Song: I Will Follow God's Plan (164)
Welcome Song: Hello Song (260)
Action Songs: Do As I'm Doing (276)
Article of Faith Song: none today
Program Song: I Love to See the Temple (95)
Other Song: Family History - I Am Doing It (94)
Happy Birthday Song: Happy Happy Birthday (284)
Reverent Song: Reverently, Quietly (26)
Closing Song: I Stand All Amazed (Hymn 193)
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Identify the doctrine: Family history work connects me to my ancestors.

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Singing Time: 


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) 
  1. Action Song: Do As I'm Doing (276) - lay action circles (on each circle there is a different action: playing the drums, washing the dishes, riding a bike, etc.) face down on the ground. Invite a reverent child to come choose a circle to do with me up in front. Repeat until all the children have participated (use this to practice/contrast reverence).
  2. Fourth of July Review Activity:
    • Preparation before Sunday:
      • Fold this patriotic paper airplane.
      • Print a copy of this American flag coloring page: (I printed 2 per page, then cut the page in half)
      • Separate out blue and red crayons, enough for your Primary.
      • Make a list of the songs you wish to review, some patriotic songs, and activity songs.
    • Preparation before Primary:
      • Place an American flag coloring page and a red and a blue crayon on the chair of each Primary child before they come into Primary. Write on the board: "Color your flag and write your name on the back. Place it on the board with a magnet." 
    • Using name sticks, choose children (as long as they are reverent) to come and throw the paper airplane at one of the flags on the board. Turn over the flag they hit (or get closest to) and say that child's name, then look at your review list (with songs magically matched up with the names on the back of the flags, wink wink) and call out the review/patriotic/action song you'll be singing. In the case that all children don't have a turn, just before time is up, have the remaining children line up and throw the paper airplane at the flags - no singing, just a quick turn at throwing.
  3. Reverent Song: Reverently, Quietly (26)
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
  1. Baptism (100) - Verse 2 Introduction: 
    • Invite the children to sit on the floor in the front of the room. Show the children the Jesus is Baptized video from the Friend's video archive. Before the video ask the children to listen for why Jesus chose to be baptized. 
    • After the video discuss why Jesus was baptized. Be sure to have the kids summarize what happened as well. Tell them that the 2nd verse of the song Baptism talks about what happened in the video - it teaches us why Jesus was baptized.
    • Sing Verse 2 to the children (invite them to sing along with me if they know it). 
    • Echo sing the verse (I sing a phrase, they sing it back to me) - teaching the principle as you go. For example:
      • "This verse starts with the answer to a question": To fulfill the law, said Jesus. 
      • "This means that Jesus was baptized to follow his Father's commandment to be baptized." 
      • When the Baptist questioned why. "The question came from John the Baptist, but here we just call him 'the Baptist.'"
      • And to enter with my Father in the kingdom up on High. "This is the promise we all have if we are baptized and keep our covenants, that we too will live with our Heavenly Father again."
  2. Choose the Right Bear/Hot and Cold - a few of the children didn't get a turn last week, so we will do 2 more rounds of this to 2 of the review songs before moving on to the 4th of July Review Activity. (I have a beanie baby bear with a CTR on his belly, hence "Choose the Right Bear". We hide him and play the hot/cold singing game. I introduced the game by saying that Choose the Right Bear loves to play hide and seek but he is a terrible "hider", so we have to help him hide. Kids ate it up.)
  3. 4th of July Activity - as explained above. 
Nursery (11:00-11:07am) - Choose 5
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

June 15, 2014

Opening Song: He Sent His Son (34)
Welcome Song: Hello Song (260)
Action Songs: If You're Happy (266)
Article of Faith Song: The Fourth and Seventh Articles of Faith (124), 4th only (124) for Jr.
Program Song: I Love to See the Temple (95)
Other Song: Family History - I Am Doing It (94)
Happy Birthday Song: Happy Happy Birthday (284)
Reverent Song: Reverently, Quietly (26)
Closing Song: Build An Ark (the Friend)
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Identify the doctrine: I can prepare now to be worthy to enter the temple.

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Singing Time: 

Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) 
  1. Action Song: If You're Happy (266)
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 4th - use number posters (in sheet protectors). 
  3. I Love to See the Temple (95)
    • Sing both verses - use simple hand actions for verse 1, pictures for verse 2.
    • Review using "How to Sing" sticks, sing a few times.
    • Remind children that they can prepare now to enter the temple, bear testimony.
  4. Family History - I Am Doing It
    • Draw a picture of a tree on the board, post pictures of my family members for children to see. Talk briefly about what family history is. 
    • Sing through the song using the flipchart
    • Define progenitors, ask children to say it with me, repeat it back to me.
    • Sing again, this time only the children sing the words "family history" (I won't sing those 2 words, just point to them and mouth the words).
  5. Reverent Song: Reverently, Quietly (26)
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
  1. Same as Junior except: 
    • Sing the 4th and teach the 7th Article of Faith using pitch leading, go over tricky words.
    • Family History: Have children sing "family history" without me, movement/action for "doing it", stand up on "I" or "me". Add on the challenges one at a time.
Nursery (11:00-11:07am) - Choose 5
    1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
    2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
    3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
    4. Book of Mormon Stories
    5. Popcorn Popping
    6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
    7. Families Can Be Together Forever
    8. I Am a Child of God
    9. I Love to See the Temple
    10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
    11. Fun to Do

June 8, 2014

Opening Song: Build An Ark (the Friend), sing both verses
Welcome Song: Here We Are Together (256)
Action Songs: Wise Man and the Foolish Man (281)
Article of Faith Song: The Sixth and Seventh Articles of Faith (126), 2nd (122) for Jr.
Program Song: I Love to See the Temple (95)
Father's Day Song: Daddy's Homecoming (210), The Family is of God Verse 2 (outline)
Happy Birthday Song: Happy Happy Birthday (284)
Reverent Song: Reverently, Quietly (26)
Closing Song: I Will Follow God's Plan (164)
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Identify the doctrine: Temples make it possible for families to be together forever.

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Singing Time: 

Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) 
  1. Action Song: The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (283) using Rhythm Sticks.
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 2nd - use number posters (in sheet protectors). 
  3. I Love to See the Temple (95)
    • Sing through verse 1, listen for and fix any problem areas.
    • Teach verse 2: Display a picture of a temple hidden behind eight pieces of paper. On each piece of paper, write or draw one of the following: a heart, an open door, the word covenant, the word obey, the words holy place, the word sealed, a picture of a child, and a picture of a family. Tell the children that these are clues to a song. Invite them to listen carefully as you sing one line of the song. Ask them which clue goes with that line, and invite a child to remove that piece of paper. Sing the line again with the children, and explain what it means. You may invite them to do an action related to the line. Repeat with each line of the song. When you have uncovered the picture, sing the entire song with the actions. Tell the children that they can prepare now to be worthy to go to the temple when they are older and that doing so will bring them closer to Jesus Christ. (taken from October 2010 Primary Outline)
    • I will most likely come up with my own clipart song clues since I'd like to use all pictures for the sake of my Junior Primary, but until then, here's an idea for the Song Clues.
  4. Another Action Song: Kids' Choice.
  5. Father's Day Medley
    • Sing through the medley, listening for any trouble spots - fix them.
    • Performance ready time: have children stand to sing. Review what a "Super Singer" is (using poster: eyes on me, smiling, singing, hands at side, holding still, etc.). While the children sing I watch for Super Singers and invite them to come sing in the front of the room by gently tapping them on the shoulder as I walk around. The idea is to have ALL the children up in front by the end of the song. I repeat this process until we achieve that. (and I'm careful not to single anyone out, I'm aware of my kids' individual needs/circumstances).
  6. Reverent Song: Reverently, Quietly (26)
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
  1. Same as Junior except: 
    • Sing the 6th and teach the 7th Article of Faith using pitch leading, go over tricky words.
Nursery (11:00-11:07am) - Choose 5
    1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
    2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
    3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
    4. Book of Mormon Stories
    5. Popcorn Popping
    6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
    7. Families Can Be Together Forever
    8. I Am a Child of God
    9. I Love to See the Temple
    10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
    11. Fun to Do

June 1, 2014

Opening Song: I Stand All Amazed (Hymn 193), verse 1 only
Welcome Song: We Welcome You (256)
Action Songs: Popcorn Popping (242)
Article of Faith Song: The Third and Sixth Articles of Faith (123, 126)
Program Song: I Love to See the Temple (95), Build An Ark (Friend) Verse 2
Father's Day Song: Daddy's Homecoming (210), Verse 2 The Family is of God
Happy Birthday Song: Happy, Happy Birthday (284)
Reverent Song: Reverently, Quietly (26)
Closing Song: He Sent His Son (34)
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Identify the doctrine: Priesthood ordinances bless and strengthen my family.

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Singing Time: 

Junior Primary (11:15-11:35)  
  1. Action Song: Popcorn Popping (242) - sing twice through, the second time using a silly voice.
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 3rd and 6th - use number posters (in sheet protectors).
  3. I Love to See the Temple (95)
    • Direct the children's eyes to the pictures of temples posted around the room. As the piano player plays through the song quietly, invite the children to stand under a picture of a temple they have been to, or under a picture of a temple they love/think is beautiful. Allow a few children to share their experience. 
    • Sing through the first verse using simple hand actions to go along with the words.
  4. Build An Ark (the Friend, in the binder): Teach Verse 2 using method in video.
    START THE VIDEO AT 9:20 :)
  5. Father's Day Medley:
    • Daddy's Homecoming (210) - Sing through once, remind children to emphasize "...a what?" and then to blow a kiss at the end of the song. 
    • The Family is of God (outline), Verse 2 - Sing through once, using simple hand actions to go along with words.
    • Sing the 2 songs together. (Yay! They're already in the same key! I'll be working with my piano player to come up with the interlude connecting the 2 songs)
  6. Reverent Song: Reverently, Quietly (26), sing as the children go to class.
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 

Same as Junior Primary today.

Nursery (11:00-11:07am) (I sing 5 songs from this list)
    1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
    2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
    3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
    4. Book of Mormon Stories
    5. Popcorn Popping
    6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
    7. Families Can Be Together Forever
    8. I Am a Child of God
    9. I Love to See the Temple
    10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
    11. Fun to Do

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 25, 2014

Opening Song: Stand for the Right (159)
Welcome Song: Hello Song (260)
Action Songs: Hinges (277), Fun to Do (253)
Article of Faith Song: The Second and Sixth Articles of Faith (122, 126)
Program Song: Build An Ark (Friend), Follow the Prophet (110)
Father's Day Song: Daddy's Homecoming (210)
Happy Birthday Song: Your Happy Birthday (283)
Reverent Song: Father, I Will Reverent Be (29)
Closing Song: He Sent His Son (34)
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Identify the doctrine: The prophet speaks to us at General Conference.

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Singing Time: 


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) - Review 
  1. Action Song: Hinges (277), Fun to Do (253) - scatter circles face down on the floor, invite reverent singers to come choose an action circle for each verse. Sing through 4-6 times.
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 2nd and 6th - use number posters (in sheet protectors).
  3. Build An Ark (the Friend, in the binder): Review Verse 1 by singing it through with the actions twice. START THE VIDEO AT 9:20 :)
  4. Follow the Prophet (110) - invite children to march around the room, chorus only, 2 times through. 
  5. Daddy's Homecoming (210) - tell children we'll be singing for Father's day in a few weeks! Sing the song to the children, invite them to sing along if they know it. Sing through again, this time children sing with me as much as they can. Use improvised hand actions.
  6. Reverent Song: Father, I Will Reverent Be (29)
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
    1. Same as Junior.
    Nursery (11:00-11:07am)
    1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
    2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
    3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
    4. Book of Mormon Stories
    5. Popcorn Popping
    6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
    7. Families Can Be Together Forever
    8. I Am a Child of God
    9. I Love to See the Temple
    10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
    11. Fun to Do

May 18, 2014

Opening Song: I Will Follow God's Plan (164)
Welcome Song: Hello Song (260)
Happy Birthday Song: Your Happy Birthday (283)
Article of Faith Song: The First and Sixth Articles of Faith (122, 126)
Action Songs: If You're Happy (266)
Program Song: Build An Ark (Friend), Follow the Prophet (110)
Father's Day Song: Daddy's Homecoming (210)/Family is of God vs 2 (outline)
Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156)
Closing Song: I Stand All Amazed (Hymns 193)
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Identify the doctrine: My Family will be blessed as we follow the prophet.

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Singing Time: 


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) - Review 
  1. Action Song: If You're Happy (266)
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 1st and 6th.
  3. Build An Ark (the Friend, in the binder): I loved how this music leader taught the song and will be following her lead! I'll be spreading it out over 3 Sundays (1 Sunday per verse, 1 Sunday to put it all together) START THE VIDEO AT 9:20 :)
  4. Follow the Prophet (110) - invite children to march around the room, chorus only, 2 times through.
  5. Daddy's Homecoming (210) - tell children we'll be singing for Father's day in a few weeks! Sing the song to the children, invite them to sing along if they know it. Sing through again, this time children sing with me as much as they can. Use improvised hand actions.
  6. Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156)
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
    1. Same as Junior.
    Nursery (11:00-11:07am)
    1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
    2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
    3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
    4. Book of Mormon Stories
    5. Popcorn Popping
    6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
    7. Families Can Be Together Forever
    8. I Am a Child of God
    9. I Love to See the Temple
    10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
    11. Fun to Do

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 11, 2014

Opening Song: I Stand All Amazed (Hymn 193)
Welcome Song: Here We Are Together (261)
Happy Birthday Song: Your Happy Birthday (283)
Article of Faith Song: The Fifth and Sixth Articles of Faith (125-126)
Action Songs: the Wise Man and the Foolish Man (281)
Program Song: Follow the Prophet (110) - we'll only be singing the chorus as part of our program, so sing a couple of your, or the kids' favorite verses
Reverent Song: To Think About Jesus (71)
Closing Song: He Sent His Son (34)
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Identify the doctrine: The prophets in the scriptures are examples to my family.

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Singing Time: 


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) - Review 
  1. Action Songs: The Wise Man and the Foolish Man - using Rhythm Sticks
    • Tried this last week and the kids LOVED it. Hand out the sticks to each child and remind them they are only to tap their sticks together (not hit themselves, their neighbors, their chairs, or their teachers - if they do, you will take away their sticks - I gave them back their sticks after 1 minute). To make sure they will listen, I had them tap their sticks quickly on "go" and hold them still at "stop". We practiced this a few times before singing. 
    • We kept the beat during the verse, or kept the rhythm of the song during the verses. We tapped the sticks quickly starting them high and lowering them while singing "the rains came down", then tapped them slowly moving them up while singing "and the floods came up". You can improvise, it's just to get the kids moving and interacting with the beat, the rhythm and the sticks.
  2. Follow the Prophet - teach the children the chorus by first marching in the place, then marching around the room. Sing a few times, giving the children turns to be the leader - just as we follow the leader, we are to follow the prophet. 
  3. Book of Mormon Stories - sing using the hand actions.
  4. I Love to See the Temple
  5. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam - remind children to sit in the seats and jump up.
  6. The Family is of God - Verse 1
  7. Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156) - sing as the kids are dismissed to class.
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
  1. Action Songs: The Wise Man and the Foolish Man - using Rhythm Sticks (use same process as above)
  2. Articles of Faith Song: 5 - Pitch lead, clap tricky rhythms. 6 - new this week, sing to them once, invite them to sing with you once, pitch lead.
  3. Review Day: Using the "How to Sing" folder (it's red, in my flipchart box), use the sticks or ideas in the folder to review the following songs: 
    • He Sent His Son
    • I Stand All Amazed
    • The Family is Of God
    • I Love to See the Temple
  4. The Chapel Doors (156) Sing the Reverent Song as the Jr. Primary comes in.
Nursery (11:00-11:07am)
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 13, 2014

Opening Song: Families Can Be Together Forever (188)
Welcome Song: Hello Song (260)
Happy Birthday Song: You've Had a Birthday (285)
Article of Faith Song: The First and Fifth Articles of Faith (122-125)
Action Songs: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (275)
Program Song: The Family is of God (outline)
Review Song: I Stand All Amazed (Hymn 193) -- if time
Easter Song: Did Jesus Really Live Again (64)
Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156)
Closing Song: I Will Follow God's Plan (164)
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Identify the doctrine: Parents have important responsibilities in families.

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Junior Primary/Senior Primary


Singing Time: 


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) - Review 
  1. Action Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (275)
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 1 (122)
  3. Did Jesus Really Live Again (64) 
    • Review Activity: Hide pictures under chairs. Have children look for pictures as the pianist plays softly. 
    • Sing the song a verse at a time and ask the children to listen for the part of the song their picture is about. 
    • Invite the child with the corresponding picture to come put it on the poster (on the appropriate velcro dot). When all the pictures are on the poster, sing the song again (verses 1-3) and flip the poster over for the last phrase.
    • Practice performance mode for next week! 
  4. The Family is of God (outline) -- lesson plan adapted from Pat Graham
    • Attention getter: Make a trumpet with hands---da-da-da-daa-da-daa. Show "The Family: A Proclamation to the World." What is the big word that means a big public annoucement? (proclamation). We want to proclaim, or tell, the world how important families are. The song's words come from this document. Listen while I sing the chorus to find out one way God shares His loves for us.
    • Sing the Chorus and ask: How does God share His love? (by giving us families) 
    • Invite the children to stand to use movement as we sing the chorus:
      • "God gave us families" --- swing arms right, left, right, left on the beat
      • "to help us become what He wants us to be" --- pat legs twice, clap twice, pat legs twice, clap twice (starting on "help")
      • "This is how He shares His love" --- swing arms right, left, right, left on the beat
      • "For the family is of" --- pat legs twice, clap twice, pat legs twice, clap twice
      • "God" --- extend arms out to sides palms up (think, ta-da!) and then palms down to "cut off" the final "d"
    • Repeat movement exercise a couple times.
    • Teach Verse 1 using simplified ASL:
  5. Reverent Song: The Chapel Doors (156) - sing as the kids are dismissed to class.
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
  1. Action Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (275)
  2. Articles of Faith Song: 5 - new this week. Pitch lead, clap tricky rhythms.
  3. Did Jesus Really Live Again (64) - 6 minutes
    • Review Activity: hand out pictures to each child. Sing the song and when the children hear their part of the song, they can come up and put it on the poster - but they have to keep singing! 
    • Sing the song all the way through (verses 1-3) and flip the poster over at the last phrase.
  4. The Family is of God (outline) --- use simplified ASL from the video above while singing/teaching to Sr. Primary. No need to specifically teach signs, they catch on quickly. --- lesson plan from Pat Graham
    • Attention getter: Make a trumpet with hands---da-da-da-daa-da-daa. Show "The Family: A Proclamation to the World." What is the big word that means a big public annoucement? (proclamation). We want to proclaim, or tell, the world how important families are. The song's words come from this document. Listen while I sing the chorus to find out one way God shares His loves for us.
    • Sing the Chorus and ask: How does God share His love? (by giving us families) Why did God give us families? (to help us become what He wants us to be)
    • What words are on this melody? Hum and pitch lead "for the fam'ly is of God." Invite children to sing/lead with you as many times until all are secure.
    • Sing the chorus and direct the final "d". 
    • Verse 1: (ask the question before singing the verse to the children - you'll sing it 3 times)
      • Who belongs to our Father in Heaven's family? (me, you, all others)
      • How did He send us to earth? (through birth)
      • Why did He send us to earth? (to live and learn here in families)
    • Invite children to sing verse 1 and the chorus.
  5. IF TIME (we didn't get to this last week): I Stand All Amazed (Hymn 193) - 6 minutes
    • Share video:
    video
  6. The Chapel Doors (156) Sing the Reverent Song as the Jr. Primary comes in.
Nursery (11:00-11:07am)
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

Saturday, March 8, 2014

April 6, 2014 - General Conference, no lesson plan

March 30, 2014

Opening Song: I Will Follow God's Plan (164)
Welcome Song: Here We Are Together (261)
Happy Birthday Song: Feliz Cumpleanos, second verse (282)
Article of Faith Song: The Second and Fourth Articles of Faith (122-124)
Action Songs: Do As I'm Doing (276)
Program Song: I Stand All Amazed (Hymn 193)
Review Song: He Sent His Son (34)
Easter Song: Did Jesus Really Live Again (64)
Reverent Song: Father I Will Reverent Be (29)
Closing Song: The First Article of Faith (122)
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Identify the doctrine: (Bishopric Sharing Time)

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Junior Primary/Senior Primary


Singing Time: 

Junior Primary (11:15-11:35) - Review 
  1. Action Song: Do As I'm Doing (276)
  2. Articles of Faith Song: 4 (124). 
  3. Did Jesus Really Live Again (64) 
    • Review Activity: Hide pictures under chairs. Have children look for pictures as the pianist plays softly. 
    • Sing the song a verse at a time and ask the children to listen for the part of the song their picture is about. 
    • Invite the child with the corresponding picture to come put it on the poster (on the appropriate velcro dot). When all the pictures are on the poster, sing the song again (verses 1-3) and flip the poster over for the last phrase.
  4. He Sent His Son (34) - stand when you sing "how", sit when you sing "he"
  5. I Stand All Amazed (Hymn 193) - ASL
  6. Reverent Song: Father, I Will Reverent Be - sing as the kids are dismissed to class.
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
  1. Action Song: Do As I'm Doing (276)
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 2 and 4. 
  3. He Sent His Son (34) - 6 minutes
    • Split the children into 2 groups (and evenly divide teachers). Give one group question sticks, the other answer sticks. The question group will only sing the questions, the answer group will only sing the answers. It may take a couple tries to get it down, then switch roles! (don't have to use the sticks)
  4. Did Jesus Really Live Again (64) - 6 minutes
    • Review Activity: hand out pictures to each child. Sing the song and when the children hear their part of the song, they can come up and put it on the poster - but they have to keep singing! 
    • Sing the song all the way through (verses 1-3) and flip the poster over at the last phrase.
  5. I Stand All Amazed (Hymn 193) - 6 minutes
    • Share video:
    video
  6. Father, I Will Reverent Be (29) Sing the Reverent Song as the Jr. Primary comes in.
Nursery (11:00-11:07am)
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do

March 23, 2014

Opening Song: To Think About Jesus (71)
Welcome Song: Here We Are Together (261)
Happy Birthday Song: Feliz Cumpleanos, second verse (282)
Article of Faith Song: The First and Fourth Articles of Faith (122-124)
Action Songs: Book of Mormon Stories (118)
Program Song: I Stand All Amazed (Hymn 193)
Easter Song: Did Jesus Really Live Again (64)
Reverent Song: Father I Will Reverent Be (29)
Closing Song: I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus (78)
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Identify the doctrine: I can show respect for the Savior by being reverent.

Listening and Singing Experiences:

Junior Primary/Senior Primary


Singing Time: 


Junior Primary (11:15-11:35)
  1. Action Song: Book of Mormon Stories (118)
  2. Articles of Faith Song: 1 (122). 
  3. I Stand All Amazed (Hymn 193) - Review Verse 1 and Chorus together. Teach sign language for chorus. References: Janelle's lesson plan on Sugardoodle.net, Kami's Simplified ASL.
    • What is our new song about? What is the name of our song? Let's sing through verse 1 using our sign language.

    • Now let's learn the signs for the chorus. Teach one phrase at a time, then sing all the way through. 
  4. Action Song: If You're Happy (266)
  5. Did Jesus Really Live Again (64) - verse 2
    • Draw the question mark and 3 on the board and post the picture of Christ and Mary at the Tomb. Sing through verse 1. 
    • Verse 2 sounds a lot the same. It has a question and an answer too. I'm going to sing it to you. When you hear the question, lift up your question stick. When you hear the answer, lift up your answer stick. (popsicle sticks with construction paper with a question mark and an exclamation point). 
    • What was the question? (Did Jesus come to those He loved?) The answer? (Yes, people touched His feet). Draw a question mark and feet. 
    • The next part of the song tells us 2 things that Jesus ate - what were they? (fish and honeycomb). Draw a fish and honeycomb on the board (or invite a child to come draw).
    • Sing the song all the way through (verses 1-2)
  6. Reverent Song: Father, I Will Reverent Be - sing as the kids are dismissed to class.
Senior Primary (12:05-12:25) 
  1. Action Song: Book of Mormon Stories (118) 
  2. Articles of Faith Songs: 1 and 4. 
  3. I Stand All Amazed (Hymn 193) I referenced Pat Graham's Lesson Plan
    • Sing the song through using the simplified ASL in the video posted above.
    • Do you remember last week we used Melody Maps to sing I Will Follow God's Plan? This week I'm going to show you where to find the melody in the hymnbook. Pass out hymnbooks. Using enlarged print of the song on the board, show the children how to follow "dot-to-dot" or note to note from left to right, just `like we did on the Melody Map.When you get to the bottom of the page, show them how to go to the top of the next page. (Sing slowly as you do this)
  4. Did Jesus Really Live Again (64) - verse 2-3
    • Draw the question mark and 3 on the board and post the picture of Christ and Mary at the Tomb. Sing through verse 1. 
    • Verse 2 follows a similar pattern. Question, answer, and then it teaches us something. I'm going to sing it to you. When you hear the question, stand up. When you hear the answer, sit down.
    • What was the question? (Did Jesus come to those He loved?) The answer? (Yes, people touched His feet). Invite someone to come and draw a question mark and feet in the corresponding columns. 
    • The next part of the song tells us 2 things that Jesus ate - what were they? (fish and honeycomb). Invite someone to come draw a fish and honeycomb on the board.
    • Sing the song all the way through (verses 1-2)
    • Verse 3 switches the pattern. First it teaches us something, then the question, and finally the answer. Sing the verse to the children then draw in the columns (nails/spear, question mark, YES. 
    • Sing verses 1-3.
  5. To Think About Jesus (71) Sing the Reverent Song as the Jr. Primary comes in.
Nursery (11:00-11:07am)
  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  3. Follow the Prophet (chorus only)
  4. Book of Mormon Stories
  5. Popcorn Popping
  6. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
  7. Families Can Be Together Forever
  8. I Am a Child of God
  9. I Love to See the Temple
  10. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
  11. Fun to Do