Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Give" Said the Little Stream

I'm adding another song to my Nursery Bag (find details on my Nursery Bag HERE)..."Give" Said the Little Stream.  I bought these wands to use as my "water" prop:
(Find out where I got my wands HERE)

In hindsight, if I could go back and change things a bit, I'd purchase blue scarves for nursery instead like these from Amazon:

The kids will just gently shake the wands to make "moving river water" as we sing it.  I think I will be teaching this song to the rest of Primary in October, after our program.  I've discovered they don't know this classic very well - sad!

So this will put my total to 13 songs.  I'll be honest, I have been running out of time each week with Nursery.  I have less than 15 minutes (if you consider we walk down the hall and back) and I never can get to all 12 songs.  So I've decided to split my list of songs in 2 and only sing half of the list every other week and then rotate.  To keep it even, I also added My Hands which is another fun action song (bringing my new total to 14 songs in Nursery).

This will hopefully give a little more variety and provide me a way to sing all these songs and use all the props.  Anyway, here is my new nursery song list which has I Love To See the Temple and I Am a Child of God to be sung both weeks (I printed mine on colored card stock and laminated it then printed a regular copy for our pianist):

You can access the below document via Google Docs HERE.


jess said...

I made water sticks on my own just by taping ribbon to popsicle sticks, but the kids tend to pull them apart after awhile. Are these wands you purchased pretty sturdy? Just wondering if they would be worth the money. Thanks!

Camille said...

Hi Jess,

I just gave them a good tug and couldn't pull out the ribbon. The wand stick may break one day but that would be an easy fix. Hope that helps.


Else said...

I wanted to thank you so much for all your ideas! You make my calling so much more manageable. Thank you for your creativity and for sharing it with us.

nanalee said...

Thank you for sharing your talents. It has been so helpful and made this calling really fun! I tried out the river wands and the children loved it - I adapted it by using hair elastics with the ribbons tied onto them so the children couldn't poke each other with the wands. (only for Junior primary - with little wrists:))

Tammy Swigert said...

I cannot seem to locate these ribbon wands, even on the site you mentioned. Do you happen to have a link you could share? Thanks for all your cute ideas!

Camille Hill said...

Hi Tammy!

I was in touch with haloheaven.com a few months ago (the company where I purchased my wands from) and they told me that they weren't currently selling them but would in the future. No exact timeframe. But I just jumped on their website and it looks like may be going out of business?? There are no products for sell at all. Bummer. I've loved them and am sad they don't sell them any more.

I've done a little online searching and these here seem like they'd work and they are cheaper than what I paid (which was .70/each):


or here's a tutorial on making your own:


Sorry I'm not more help! If you find anything good, let me know :). Good luck!