Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ribbon Review Box

This is a fun motivator as the program draws near....

Any treat that will last from now until the program. I bought Rice Krispy treats from Costco - a great non-messy treat!

If you have a Jr. and Sr. Primary, you will need 2 shoe boxes each filled with treats. If you don't, just wrap the box of treats with brown paper (I just used a paper bag from the grocery store).

Add different colored ribbon to each box - one ribbon for each song on your program and label them with each song using a piece of paper.

You'll also need a pair of scissors

Each week as you near the program, cut a ribbon or two as songs are performed what I like to call, program worthy. To me, that means:

1. Everyone knows the words and sings them out very well
2. Eyes are on you
3. Hands are at their sides
4. Feet are still
5. Bodies are standing tall
6. The spirit can be felt

You could even post this list on the board somehow so they know exactly what needs to be done.

Try to strategically time it so you cut the last ribbon the week before your program so they will get their treat the Sunday after they perform. It also doubles as a great "Thank You" to the kids for doing so well in the program.


steph, brent, and joaquin said...

Thank you so much for posting this idea! The kids are so excited to pull a ribbon off each time they pass off a song. And it just LOOKS cool!

Michelle Kelly said...

This idea has saved me this year as we are getting ready for the program. The kids LOVE it!!! They look at me so much better than last year and they are learning the songs. It's amazing that one ribbon makes them so excited to pass off a song. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!