Thursday, December 1, 2011

Picture a Christmas

This is one of the songs we are going to be singing in sacrament meeting Christmas day. To teach this song I like to pull out my favorite...CHALK! It's my nice, colored chalk that I always use.

I've done Pictionary in the past but I think this time I'm just going to do all the drawing in both Jr. and Sr. Primaries.

I start with a big brown frame around the chalkboard for "picture" and explain how this song uses this word a lot, and I am going to draw a picture of Christmas as it is close to the title of this song, Picture a Christmas.

Then I go right to the chorus and draw a picture of baby Jesus in a manger in the middle of the chalkboard. Nothing fancy - wrap him in some swaddling clothes and you are good to go! Then underneath him I write the key words in the chorus "Think" "Sing" "Remember" "Picture." Sing the chorus a few times.

Then I just go through the whole song gradually drawing then singing the things it talks about:
stable
night (draw a moon)
angels
stars
(CHORUS)
Joseph
Mary
shepherds

Easy! This song is one of my Christmas favorites for Primary!

2 comments:

The Bec-ster said...

I love the simplicity of it ! Thank you for posting!

Anna said...

What a simple idea, but one my primary will probably love! I'm excited to try it.