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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