Our program is over so I just want to have fun for the next 2 months before we start Christmas songs in December. I thought for October I'd just pick random songs I want to teach the kids and then for November we'll do some songs on thanks.
So, this week we are singing Oh, What Do You Do In the Summertime? as I wanted to sing it this summer but we never got to it. I may change the lyrics to say "Oh what did you do in the summertime!"
I'm just going to bring a laundry basket full of items the song talks about:
Do you fish in a stream - fishing pole
or lazily dream on the banks as the clouds go by - pillow
Do you swim in a pool, to keep yourself cool - goggles, towel, flippers
or swing in a tree up high - rope with a big knot like a rope swing
Do you march in parades - drum with drumsticks or any band instrument
or drink lemonades - pitcher with a cup and a lemon
or count all the stars in the sky? - paper stars glued on popsicle sticks
For Jr. Primary, as we learn each line, I'll pull out the corresponding item and a child will come hold it. Then whenever we sing that phrase, they will act it out with their item. I'll probably rotate kids with items so everyone will get a turn to hold something.
For Sr. Primary I will play charades. I'll have the items pulled out (randomly or in order depending on how well the kids know the song) and pick a child to come act out a phrase and have the Primary guess. If they have trouble guessing it, we'll sing the song for clues. Once guessed, we'll sing the song using the props.