Saturday, March 7, 2015

Getting Ready for Easter

I won't be using this activity until the Sunday AFTER Easter (that's when our ward is "celebrating" per se in Sacrament meeting).  I think it's because our fast Sunday is the week before conference.   I posted this early for those who want to do an Easter themed singing time the week before conference.

The week before Easter I'll be doing a General Conference activity that I do every year found HERE.  I'm using the week to take a break from program songs for the month!

Okay, back to the Easter lesson...sorry for the tangents!

I took the "Getting Ready for Easter" activity in this month's Friend and turned it into a singing time activity!  You can find the original source HERE from the Friend. (Below, I also have a similar version using the Gospel Art Book pictures as well!!)


If you'll notice, I just added a Primary song to each picture circle that relates to each number.  Just do as the instructions say in the upper lefthand corner but include singing the song in between each one.

Now for printing options (or I have a GAB version below too!)...

I decided to send this to Costco as a picture which was $9.99.  If you decide to go the same route, use this JPEG image HERE.  I also have one without the songs HERE if you want to choose different songs or not sing at all (maybe you want to do this for sharing time instead).  To pick my songs I simply looked up correlating topics in the back of the songbook - pretty easy.  Make sure you download from these links and not right click on the image above for better resolution quality.

To Print at Costco, first upload your document to Costco, then:

1.  Pick "Photo Gifts" tab
2.  Select "collage prints"
3.  Pick the 20 x 30 size for $9.99
4.  Horizontal
5.  No title
6.  Select your title and continue
7.  Choose the thin border if you like and add to cart.  I like the lustre but that's just a personal preference.

If you'd rather print this at home, I've "tiled" this poster as well.  I'd recommend printing on card stock for durability.  Find the one with songs on it HERE and the blank one HERE.

What's great about this, is it can be used EVERY Easter, so well worth the effort!!  You can also find more of my Easter singing time lesson plan posts HERE (one of them is a similar activity using the Friend from a few years ago).

Here's my Gospel Art Book version:

Another thought, would be to use similar Gospel Art Book (GAB) pictures found HERE that are similar to the ones used in this activity:

1.  Jesus Washing the Apostles Feet HERE
2.  The Last Supper HERE
3. Jesus Praying in Gethsemane HERE
4.  Roman Soldiers Gambling HERE (not in the GAB - couldn't find anything that worked well there)
5.  Jesus Praying with His Mother HERE (kind of a stretch but it works)
6. The Crucifixion HERE
7. Jesus Shows His Wounds HERE

Match up the pictures with the same verbiage in the activity...I even typed it up - find it HERE.  You could do a matching game...place everything out of order on the chalkboard and the kids get to match it all up by drawing a line with chalk.  Easy!

If you HAPPEN to need an Easter lesson plan to fill the full 5th Sunday hour, I'd recommend this activity, then pulling out the handbells and finishing up with the song Hosanna.  Find my lesson plan, complete with bell charts HERE.  Never used the bells in primary?  See my post HERE!

Happy Easter!!

9 comments:

Heather said...

This is brilliant! I am looking forward to using this, thank you for putting sharing your efforts.

Malerie said...

Thanks so much! This Easter singing time looks perfect and I love that it's adapted from the Friend. You are amazing.

Anita Bean said...

I am not sure if this is just a problem with my computer, but I keep trying to print the tiled picture and it prints 2 copies of the 1st 3 pages but won't print the last 3. Any ideas? Thanks for the great lesson plan!

Camille Hill said...

Anita, if you contact me using the "contact me" tab above, I'll get your email address and send you the file that way.

~Camille

littlelibrarian said...

when using the poster-- --how did you use this in singing time? Did you cut out the circles and have each child match them up as you sing the songs or how did it go? Thanks--

Camille Hill said...

Hi littlelibrarian!

I haven't used this lesson plan yet but I did print the poster at costco and will cut out the circles, maybe even glue them to some thicker backing...not sure.

Then I will have a child or a class pick the matches.

I hope that helps!

Camille

Karie said...
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Karie said...

You're so thorough! Thanks for all your work. It makes every week so easy on me. xo

Jer and Cam said...

Thank you Camille! I use SO MANY of your ideas regularly and love your creative fun ideas. Thank you for sharing everything and making it so easy!!!!