Thursday, February 22, 2018

March 2018 Singing Time Schedule


See how I use my singing time schedule HERE!  Then download an editable and printable version of the below information HERE or use my March 2018 Singing Time Planner found HERE.

Singing Time Schedule
March 2018

March 4th:
Opening song: Jesus Is Our Loving Friend p. 58
Scripture song: The Fourth Article of Faith p. 124
Birthday song:  Have a Very Happy Birthday p. 284
Welcome song: We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time: If the Savior Stood Beside Me – 2018 outline
Activity:  Lesson plan found HERE using simplified ASL, 1st verse & chorus.  

The 2018 outline also has a lesson plan suggestion on p. 26 HERE with visuals you can download HERE but I can't figure out how to get them to print correctly - I may just be making my own!

March 11th:
Opening song: Jesus Loved the Little Children p. 59
Scripture song: The Fourth Article of Faith p. 124
Birthday song:  Have a Very Happy Birthday p. 284
Welcome song: We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time: If the Savior Stood Beside Me – 2018 outline
Activity:  Continuing on with previous lesson plan using ASL for 2nd and 3rd verses

March 18th:
Opening song: Did Jesus Really Live Again?
Scripture song: The Fourth Article of Faith p. 124
Birthday song:  Have a Very Happy Birthday p. 284
Welcome song: We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time: Easter Hosanna p. 68
*Activity:  Learn Easter Hosanna to sing in Sacrament Meeting for our Easter program.  More to come!  Or I also have a St. Patrick's Day rewiew singing time HERE if you wanted to review January - March songs.  So much to do and so little time!
March 25th:
Opening song: Jesus Has Risen p. 70
Scripture song: The Fourth Article of Faith p. 124
Birthday song:  Have a Very Happy Birthday p. 284
Welcome song: We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time: Easter Hosanna p. 68 & Hosanna p. 66
*Activity:    Review Easter Hosanna and also Hosanna found HERE with the bells to also sing in sacrament meeting.  I also have a plethora of Easter singing time activities found HERE you can scroll through.

**Depending on when our ward will be having our Easter program in Sacrament meeting, I may be combining lesson plans these weeks.  I will also definitely be doing a General Conference themed singing time the week after General Conference (see what I've done in years past HERE).  I don't want to do it the week before with all the changes coming!!  Stay tuned!

Primary Winter Olympics

I'm pulling out my Primary Winter Olympics review activity found HERE from 4 years ago (how was this 4 years ago already??).  I just updated the document that goes on the backside with the 2 program songs we've learned this year so far.  That document is HERE.  Lots of movement with lots of reviewing all tied together with an Olympic theme - love it!!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

My Heavenly Father Loves Me - Review

This week we'll be reviewing My Heavenly Father Loves Me using my lesson plan HERE.  I will be using the updated visuals found HERE.  I love activities that re-use visuals - most of the work has already been done!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

President Nelson Valentine's Day Activity

I'm going to be switching up my "Name that Primary Song About Love" activity found HERE a bit to correspond to what this sister posted HERE, relating hearts to our new prophet President Nelson who is a heart doctor. I'll be using all the same songs about love from my activity.  I printed a bunch of blank hearts found HERE on pink and red card stock, then just hand-wrote these phrases (and page numbers) on each of them just like the sister's photo below:

I feel my Savior's love / the love He freely gives me. {p. 74}
When your heart is filled with love / others will love you. {p. 61}
If ye have love / One to another {p. 136}
I love you and you love me / And that's the way that it's supposed to be. {p. 263}
Jesus walked away from none / He gave His love to everyone. {p. 140}
And I am thankful / Love is spoken here {p. 190}
And show that He / will guide us with His love {p. 138}
Be gentle and loving / in deed and in thought {p. 78}
I'm reverent / for reverence is love {p. 31}
For the temple is a house of God / a place of love and beauty {p. 95}
I love to see you / singing so softly {p. 207}
He loves us, and so you see / we are a happy family {p. 198}


If you don't have a FB account, here's her activity:

"I'm combining [Valentine's Day] with the idea that President Nelson is a heart doctor.

For junior primary, they are going to find hearts located around the primary room and then bring them to the front. I will help them read the lyrics on each heart, and they can guess what song it is from. Then we will sing the songs and place the heart around a picture of President Nelson, since he was surrounded by hearts during his career. :-)

Senior primary will be a little bit harder. (A matching game) I will emphasize that our new Prophet, was a healer of hearts, and we can be too. On the board will be a bunch of half hearts, and they will have to take turns trying to put the correct ones together. We will sing each song as the hearts are being paired up."

I think I will pass out handbells to Jr. (and possibly Sr.) then as we sing the song, everyone can ring their bell anytime we sing the word "love" (I'm wishing I had bell charts to all of these songs for Sr. - oh well).  I'll also post the words to all the songs (see how I do that HERE).  If you are unfamiliar with a few of these songs, I'd also recommend playing them on CD/phone and have the kids sing along in addition to posting the words.  This is a great way to get the kids to sing lots of unfamiliar songs!!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Primary Approved Dresses and skirts!

I know the topic of singing time wardrobe (and wardrobe malfunctions - thanks for the occasional laughs, by the way!) has been thoroughly discussed over on the Choristers FB page.  It's very apparent that finding dresses and skirts that wear well with this calling is challenging.  You need something that won't reveal all during all those wiggle songs (check out my Wiggle Worm Jar HERE if you're unfamiliar with that), and something that can handle Primary Yoga (check that popular activity out HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about!).  Not to mention super stretchy so you can comfortably sit on the floor with your nursery kiddos!  If I can get away with not layering, it's a real added bonus as I know I'm not the only one who occasionally goes home hot and sweaty ;).

(photography credit goes to my hubby!)

Liz at cleomadison.com recently contacted me about trying out one of their modest dresses or skirts and I thought primary would definitely put it to the test!  I mulled over the website and discovered that their clothing dress and skirt lines would work really well for singing time.  The hemline on all their skirts and dresses is longer and their neckline on the dresses will let you comfortably bend forward!  And after receiving my dress (I got the Tokyo Floral Dress HERE, size Large, as I fit between an 8-10), the fabric is really stretchy (my post baby-body needs lots of stretch lately!) and soft.  Then to top it off, it has pockets!!  This is so comfy I don't even come home immediately after church and yank it off!

I live in Utah where it's easier to find appropriate church clothes and I still struggle finding dresses that will wear well in primary.  I can only imagine the struggle for those living outside of Utah.  So if you are looking to increase your primary Sunday wardrobe, I'd highly recommend checking out cleomadison.com.

Do you have a favorite dress or skirt that you wear for primary?  Where did you get it and what do you love about it?  I'd love to hear!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

My Heavenly Father Loves Me

This week I'll be teaching My Heavenly Father Loves Me using my lesson plan HERE.  The only think I'll be updating are the images.  I loved the ones that were shared on Sugardoodle HERE.  I simply resized them to be on half sheets of paper with a black square behind them for easy cutting out ;).  Download my documents HERE.  Then I cut them out, printed on card stock and laminated.  The rest of the lesson will remain the same.  These images are for both verses.






Thursday, January 25, 2018

February 2018 Singing Time Schedule


See how I use my singing time schedule HERE!  Then download an editable and printable version of the below information HERE or use my February 2018 Singing Time Planner HERE.


Singing Time Schedule
February 2018

February 4th:
Opening song:  I Think the World Is Glorious p. 230
Scripture song:  The Third Article of Faith p. 123
Birthday song:  Happy, Happy Birthday p. 284
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  My Heavenly Father Loves Me p. 228
Activity:  Find my lesson plan HERE.  Although I think I am going to use the visuals posted on Sugardoodle HERE.  More to come!

February 11th:
Opening song:  All Things Bright and Beautiful p. 231
Scripture song:  The Third Article of Faith p. 123
Birthday song:  Happy, Happy Birthday p. 284
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:  President Nelson Valentine's Day Activity found HERE

February 18th:
Opening song:  The Lord Gave Me a Temple p. 153
Scripture song:  The Third Article of Faith p. 123
Birthday song:  Happy, Happy Birthday p. 284
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  My Heavenly Father Loves Me p. 228
Activity:  Continue teaching with my lesson plan found HERE again using the updated visuals posted above.
February 25th:
Opening song:  Keep the Commandments p. 146
Scripture song:  The Third Article of Faith p. 123
Birthday song:  Happy, Happy Birthday p. 284
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  I Am a Child of God p. 2, My Heavenly Father Loves Me p. 228
Activity:  Primary Winter Olympics Review - using my lesson plan found HERE but with this year's program songs we've learned so far.  More to come!