Monday, July 28, 2014

Seek the Lord Early

I REALLY wanted to use the visuals suggested in the 2014 outline found HERE for August...but apparently they aren't available.  So I improvised and made some of my own that are pretty similar...









(I decided to put a keyword on each of the phrases since some of the pictures can be tricky - and why not keep the cute magnifying glass on each page?)

You can download my document HERE.  I printed mine on card stock and placed in sheet protectors.

You can also download the version with a white background HERE if you want to save on ink (definitely not as cute, however!) or the white version without the keywords HERE.

I will be using these visuals for 2 weeks, but with different activities.

For the attention getter, have the pianist play the song and ask the kids if any of them recognize it.  I'm sure at least Sr. Primary will know.  Tell them this song is all about seeking.  We will be seeking, or finding, each phrase using "telescopes!"

Pull out several empty toilet paper or paper towel tubes:
(I knew these would come in handy one day!  You can also use flashlights instead if you can get the primary room dark enough.)

Pick a child (or a few, depending on your primary size, so each child can have a turn) and have them go into the hall.  Post the first page of the visuals (I numbered each of mine on the backside) somewhere on the walls of the Primary room with tape.  Have them re-enter the room and tell them they will be seeking the first phrase by only using their telescope and closing the other eye (no peeking!).  Have the piano play the song while the kids seek out the first phrase.  Once found, place it on the chalkboard and the whole primary sings that phrase.

Repeat with new children, hanging the next phrases on the walls in different spots until all the kids have had a turn to seek, the phrases have all been found, placed in order on the chalkboard, and the song has been sung several times.

Make sure to define several of the big words: FERVENT, ABOUND

Variation: You could divide the primary into several teams.  With each phrase, 1 child from each team will go into the hall.  The first seeker to find the phrase wins that round.

You can see another lesson plan for this song HERE.

14 comments:

Melissa said...

Thanks for this. You're awesome.

Libby said...

Thank you so much for making those!!

Robyn K said...

HI! I love this so much but I need to have it in French. Is there a way I can have it sent to me in an editable format and then I can change to English words to French? I would prefer the one with the white background, if possible. If it isn't possible, I understand and I will just have to come up with something else but your visuals are much cuter than the ones I already have. Thanks.

Robyn K said...

Oh, I guess my e-mail would help - jkindr@hotmail.com or jkinbe@gmail.com. Thanks.

Laura Israelsen said...

I feel like I should send you a gift certificate or something! I work full-time and when I got this calling, I worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up. You make me look so good! I've been a serious Camille fan for a year now. Very seldom do I have to change what you post or do something different. I hope you aren't released before I am. Send me your address and favorite restaurant and I will send you a gift card. It's the least I can do. laura.israelsen@gmail.com Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

ali cross said...

I second what Laura said! Camille, my Primary kids and presidency think I'm awesome and SO creative. Ha! I tell them all the time that it's because of YOU, but honestly. You not only make me look good, you help ensure the children have a wonderful time and that I can FULFILL my calling. You are a gift to me! THANK YOU!

Holly said...

This is awesome! Is it possible to get a version with no words on it? White background. Thanks!!!

Bendi said...

Thanks for posting this! I looked all over lds.org for the printable versions, never found them, so thank you!

Karie said...

You're amazing! So talented! Thanks for sharing!!

Tami said...

Thanks so much, I thought like you they would be online and I could just print them out. Life got busy and I didn't have a chance to check until this Sunday. I was panicked until I found these. You saved my singing time!

Camille said...

Sorry to respond so late - I've been out of town all week. I updated the post to include a version with no words on it. Probably of no use now since it's after Sunday.

~Camille

Camille said...

Hi Robyn, I updated the post to include a white version without the keywords so you can put in whatever you like. Hope that helps!

~Camille

Parka AKA said...

Thank you for this. It really helps.

Laura said...

thank you so much! We are going through a really hard time in our family and I didn't know how I was going to get through my calling this week. Thank you for these!