Thursday, August 2, 2012

I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus, 1st Verse

I'm using the instructions/activity found in the 2012 Primary Outline found HERE or 2017 Primary Outline found HERE for teaching this song.  Scroll down to the bottom and there you will find everything.  To print the visuals, click on the link that says "click here for images" found there.  You will have the option to print them in color (pages 1 - 9) or black and white (pages 10 - 18).  Don't print the whole document otherwise you'll print two copies - one in color, the other in black and white (I've also uploaded the documents to my Google Drive HERE if that's easier).

I just put mine in plastic cover sheets so I don't have to cut them out or laminate them.  I'll tape them up around the Primary room before Primary starts.

Anyway, a great, easy lesson plan!  You know you can't go wrong when you do what the Primary General Board suggests, right?

Time permitting, we'll gradually remove pictures until all have been removed from the chalkboard.  **Check out what reader Jennie did in the comments below using the finger lights!  What a great idea.  If you are not familiar with finger lights, check out my post HERE.**

Find verse 2 HERE.


The Bec-ster said...

Thank you for posting this I couldn't get the link to work last week on my own but your link worked great! And I love the black and white version since I don't have a color printer!

Sharee said...

Well this wasn't very successful with my Jr.'s. Lately they have been out of control noisy. Whats your best way to turn off the noise and capture their interest? I would really love some advice!

thansen85 said...

I dont see a link

Camille said...

Just click on the all-caps word, "HERE" in the second line in the post. Hope that helps.

Camille said...

Sharee, sorry you are having a hard time with the little kids. What I've found that works best with Jr. Primary is to make sure they stay engaged. If they are bored, they will let you know. As is true with the older kids but they just show it differently.

To do that, I usually always have them doing something with their hands whether that be holding objects, doing actions or pointing to things around the room (as I did with this activity).

Then my next thing is I always try to keep the lesson moving. So for this activity, I didn't let the little kids take down the pictures and bring them up front - it took too long. So we just pointed to a card as they were sung, I took it off the wall and brought it to the chalkboard. We then sung the phrase then added on as we looked for and pointed to the next picture. Then I repeated it. It was fast moving. If we had time, they I would have taken down the pictures from the chalkboard one at a time as we repeated the song.

Don't get discouraged. I'm having trouble with my older Sr. kids being too cool to participate or sing. Like this activity. It was very simple and they know the song pretty well already. They need a good challenge so this next week I'm going to try and do something a little different for them, we'll see how it turns out! I'll get it posted later this week.

I don't know if any of this helped, but good luck!


Holly Taylor said...

I'm using your pictures as part of a melody map. I hope they like it. Next week I will probably use the way you explained. Thank you for sharing.

Jennie Scott said...

I used this point to the picture idea thanks to you!! BUT after they got the picture placement down, I added the finger lights! It was a huge hit!! You could see the pictures light up in the dark with everyone's light shining on them 😀

Camille Hill said...

Jennie - what a GREAT idea! I LOVE it! When we review, I'll have to use the lights too. Thank you for sharing!


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