Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review Ideas & One in a Million

Everyone who is going to be working on I am a Child of God this Sunday, I'd recommend a good review game as it's the last Sunday of the month.  Find some HERE that can maybe spark some ideas!  My favorite is "Word Quing" which you can find directly HERE.  It's a good one to go over all the words in all the verses!

The rest of this post may not be applicable to many of you as our primary is going to teach an additional song, One in a Million (find the music HERE).  But I thought I'd post my lesson plan either way...

And since I'm combining with one of the Primary counselor, I only have half the lesson.  She is going to be working on most of the visual stuff and I'm staying with just teaching the song.  I do know that she is planning on making a star for each child and attaching either a picture of them or writing their names (may have them color it as we listen to the song a few times, I don't know).  These will be placed on our "One in a Million" board she's creating.  As each child is spotlighted throughout the year, the information they are spotlighted with (a question asking how they are one in a million) will be placed somehow near/on their star.  I know the board will consist of black butcher paper for the background, say "One in a Million" and probably have a cute border.  I'll try to get pictures up once it's all up.

To introduce the song, our counselor is planning on showing a few "One in a Million" videos found on the church's website HERE and here's her little bulletin board she did...

Then I will intersperse the lesson plan that I found HERE.  Pretty straight forward. And I found some actions on Sugardoodle HERE.

Reader Kari said she taught this song using the book, "What is a Million."  I'd love to incorporate this but I have had trouble locating it.  If anyone has details on the author or a link to where I can get this book, I'd love the help!

Anyway, another week of singing!!

UPDATE: Here's my lesson plan that I printed up and took to church with me to help!  I changed a few actions and didn't do all of the lesson plan suggested above...

Find the below document HERE on Google Docs!!

3 comments:

Carolyn Eldredge said...

I'm a new reader. Thanks for posting all your ideas. Our presidency just decided last night to do "One in a Million" this year too, so thanks for including your plans!

Krystal said...

Thanks for the ideas! You are appreciated!

Nancy said...

I think it is "How Much Is a Million" by Schwartz and Kellogg. Great idea to use that book. We used the One in a Million idea a couple years ago as our program song motivator. I purchased a large map of the world and mounted it to a tri-fold cardboard display. Each Sunday the kids would report how many songs they had listened to or sung that week (we made a cd for each family). I would put up a star sticker for each song. The goal was to earn a million stars. Of course the map was full by the time the program came and we were nowhere near one million but I figured out how many each star sticker needed to be worth to reach one million and that's how we made it. It was a lot of star sticking but the kids knew their songs! We then sang the song, decorated star cookies and watched the One in a Million videos in Primary as a reward for their hard work. They loved it! Good luck to you!