I'm finally getting to the chorus of this song this week. I have two completely different lesson plans planned for Sr. and Jr. Primaries.
I thought the chorus would be perfect for the Sr. Primary to learn the alto part. I got the idea from listening to this song on CD. When it's performed, the kids sing the alto part. So to teach it, I'm just going to run off enough copies for each child to have their own. Then we'll just plunk through the notes similar to how ward choir would run! So when we perform this song in Sacrament Meeting, the Sr. will know the alto and the Jr. will know the melody.
Then for Jr. Primary I made these star sticks:
Here's my document if you can get it to copy and paste:
I want to have 2 groups (probably just boys and girls because that's how the colors of my stars worked out) and whenever we sing "shine" or "shining" one group will hold up their sticks. Then whenever we sing "bright" or "brightly" the other group will hold up their sticks. Then we'll switch back and forth. Then I may have them listen for rhyming words and when they hear a word that rhymes, they can hold up their stars too.
I just printed the stars out on regular paper and taped them to popsicle sticks. Then I'm going to let the kids just take them home!
Next week will be all about Pioneer Day so make sure to watch for it!