Thursday, February 23, 2017

March 2017 Singing Time Schedule


See how I use my singing time schedule HERE!  Then download an editable and printable version of the below information HERE.

Singing Time Schedule
March 2017

March 5th:
Opening song:  Choose the Right Way p. 160
Scripture song:  The Fourth Article of Faith p. 124
Birthday song:  Your Happy Birthday p. 283
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  Stand for the Right p. 159 & Dare to Do Right p. 158
Activity:  We'll quickly go over Stand for the Right HERE (we KNOW this song by heart!) then jump in to Dare to Do Right (lesson plan coming soon!)

March 12th:
Opening song:  I Pledge Myself to Love the Right p. 161
Scripture song:  The Fourth Article of Faith p. 124
Birthday song:  Your Happy Birthday p. 283
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  Stand for the Right/Dare to Do Right Medley found HERE
Activity:  We will practice the parts of the medley using the lesson plan HERE.  More to come!


March 19th:
Opening song:  The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden p. 237
Scripture song:  The Fourth Article of Faith p. 124
Birthday song:  Your Happy Birthday p. 283
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  As a Child of God, outline; Choose the Right, Hymn #239, Stand for the Right/Dare to Do Right Medley, When He Comes Again p. 82 (I'll be throwing this song in here to start preparing for our Easter Sacrament Meeting musical number)
Activity:  St. Patrick's Day Activity found HERE but using this year's songs.  More to come!

March 26th:
Opening song:  Follow the Prophet (last verse)
Scripture song:  The Fourth Article of Faith p. 124
Birthday song:  Your Happy Birthday p. 283
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  Latter-Day Prophets p. 134 & The Living Prophets Song
Activity: Find my lesson plans HERE and HERE

Finger Light Review

I'm going to try out the ever-popular finger light activity that was posted HERE (1st verse) and HERE (chorus) and HERE (2nd verse in case you need it - I stopped on verse 1) by this fellow primary chorister to review Choose the Right and extend it for reviewing As a Child of God as well.  For As a Child of God we'll be reviewing the simplified ASL we learned last month found HERE.

UPDATE:  Teresa posted her FB videos on YouTube to share with those not on Facebook!  A huge shout out to her!  Find them HERE HERE HERE and HERE or they are all embedded below:






You can get 100 finger lights from Amazon for $15.00 here:


For the activity, I'll pass out 2 lights to each child.  We'll simply turn the lights off and repeat our actions in the dark, over and over again.  To add more variety, we may turn around and sing to the back wall, sing acappella, sing staccatto (our personal favorite especially when the piano joins in!), etc. all while doing the actions in the dark.  I can sense their excitement ;)!

Now, if you didn't learn actions to either songs and/or you don't have finger lights ready for this Sunday, never fear...there are LOTS of options!

Great substitutes for the finger lights are glow sticks:

Amazon carries some here:


What I do appreciate about the finger lights as opposed to the glow sticks are the finger lights can be re-used where the glow sticks are a one-time thing.

Other options that will work with the lights on are wands:
(these particular wands are no longer available to buy...I know, bummer!)

Or scarves:

I bought my scarves here:


Really, the options are endless!  If you have more ideas, please leave a comment!

Then, if you don't have pre-determined actions, my favorite go-to are these HERE from OCD primary's website.  Print them off and shuffle through them which will provide 20 minutes of movement for the kids while they sing!  You could turn the lights on briefly so the kids can see the movement card, then turn the lights off and have them do it in the dark, repeating with each new card.


If none of these options suite your fancy, you can also check out my list of review activities HERE for more ideas.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Choose the Right - 1st Verse

This week I'm planning on teaching the 1st verse to Choose the Right using my lesson plan HERE (I taught the chorus 2 weeks ago with my lesson plan HERE).


I will also be incorporting the "finger light" actions posted by a fabulous sister on FB HERE.  I will not be using the actual finger lights this week, however.  Just the actions.  Next week we will review As a Child of God (that we learned using ASL HERE) and Choose the Right using the finger lights (we'll quickly learn the finger light actions for to the chorus of Choose the Right HERE) and the lights off.  You'll want to purchase finger lights in advance.  I got mine here:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Name That Primary Song About Love

If you have been following me for a while, you will be VERY familiar with my Valentine's Day singing time lesson plan for this Sunday.  It's been fun to pull out every year!  Find details HERE.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Reverence Singers

I've added a few more reverence items to help our primary maintain reverence before primary begins.  Susan Fitch designed these darling singers HERE that I printed out as 5x7 photos, laminated and taped to popsicle sticks.  They've been a great addition and the kids have responded well to them.

To use them I simply stand up front without saying anything while holding one of the sticks.  The kids quickly catch on.  I rotate the through the different versions every few lines in the songs.

You can check out the other reverence items I've implemented into our primary HERE.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Choose the Right - chorus

I'll be starting to teach this month's song, Choose the Right.  For most of the hymns we teach in primary, I usually only teach the 1st verse and chorus unless it's otherwise specified and I always like to start teaching the chorus first.  It's the simplest part of the song and repeated the most.  If those little Jr. primary kids have the chorus down pat in any song, I will die a happy chorister ;).

You can find my singing time lesson plan for the chorus HERE.

My lesson plan for the 1st verse is HERE in case you want to continue on.

Also, make sure to let your Sr. primary kids know that learning this song passes off a Faith in God requirement!  Check out more details HERE.

To review this song at the end of the month, along with As a Child of God, I may be incorporating the ever-popular "finger lights" activity that's been floating around FB.  Check out my February schedule HERE (scroll to the bottom of the post) for more details!  You may want to order your finger lights in advance.  I got mine from Amazon here:


I'll be taking a break from teaching Choose the Right the Sunday before Valentine's Day with my annual Name that Primary Song about Love.  It's always fun!  Find details HERE.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

February 2017 Singing Time Schedule


See how I use my singing time schedule HERE!  Then download an editable and printable version of the below information HERE.

Singing Time Schedule
February 2017

February 5th:
Opening song:  Follow the Prophet (Noah verse) p. 110
Scripture song:  The Third Article of Faith p. 123
Birthday song:  Feliz Cumpleanos p. 282
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  Choose the Right, Hymn #239 - chorus
Activity: Find my lesson plan HERE


February 12th:
Opening song:  I Need My Heavenly Father p. 18
Scripture song:  The Third Article of Faith p. 123
Birthday song:  Feliz Cumpleanos p. 282
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  Jesus Said Love Everyone p. 61, Reverence is Love p. 31, Love One Another p. 136, I'll Walk With You (3rd verse only) p. 140, I Love To See The Temple p. 95, We Are Different p. 263, Love is Spoken Here p. 190, Where Love Is p. 138, I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus p. 78, Teacher, Do You Love Me? p. 178, Mother, I Love You p. 207, I Feel My Savior's Love p. 74
Activity: Name that Primary Song about Love - find my lesson plan HERE

February 19th:
Opening song:  Nephi's Courage p. 120
Scripture song:  The Third Article of Faith p. 123
Birthday song:  Feliz Cumpleanos p. 282
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  Choose the Right, Hymn #239 - 1st verse
Activity: Find my lesson plan HERE

February 26th:
Opening song:  Hum Your Favorite Hymn p. 152
Scripture song:  The Third Article of Faith p. 123
Birthday song:  Feliz Cumpleanos p. 282
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  As a Child of God, outline; Choose the Right, Hymn #239
Activity: Review activity of some sort - more to come!  Check out my list HERE for ideas in the meantime.

UPDATE:  A sister posted on the FB group about using finger lights to learn Choose the Right.  I may review this week using the lights and quickly learn the actions (if only for the chorus, not sure yet).  Then using the lights as we we review our signs for As a Child of God.  Find her post HERE and HERE.  Finger lights (100 for $15.00) can be purchased on Amazon here: