Thursday, July 14, 2016

2016 Primary Flashcards

I'm pulling out the same {yet different!} activity I did last year AND the year before found HERE and HERE.  I've just updated all the information to be 2016!  It's been a lot of fun both Senior and (a simplified version) for Junior.  This activity will take at least 2 weeks (which is what I'm planning on doing) OR would be a fabulous 5th Sunday if you happen to have the whole time.


Download the 2016 documents HERE (these documents include August which I personally didn't print but thought it might help others to review for the program later on this year).  I printed mine on a fun neon pink colored paper just for kicks.  If you happen to have a different song for April and June, I found most of the "mumbles" songs from the Chorister's Facebook post HERE and just slightly altered a few.  There's a document posted under the files section called "Music Mumble Game 2" which has most of the songs in the songbook.  That document is HERE if it helps.  At the end of my document to download/print I have 2 blank April and June sheets for you to be able to fill in (don't print them if you don't need them, however!).

Here's how to use them in primary:

For Senior, divide the primary into 2 teams.  If you have a large primary, divide into more.  Give each team a bell (I just use 2 of my handbells but any bells will do).  Draw the first card and face it to the team.  The first team to ring their bell with the correct answer wins that card.  If the answer is incorrect, the next team to ring the bell gets to answer and possibly win, etc.  Repeat with each card.

For Junior, there will be no teams and no bells.  I'll give as many hints as possible and we'll try to solve the card together.  I may even simply call on good singers to come speak the cards into the microphone (with help if need be).

Here's the activity you do with each card:

Monthly Theme Cards:  Fill in the correct missing words (I plan on keeping my 2016 outline handy as all the answers are easily found there!).  No singing with these cards.

Monthly Song Cards:  They are the Mad Gab/Mumbles cards. The kids will have to figure out which song it is.  When it's been guessed, sing the song.

Monthly Scripture Cards:  For Senior Primary, it is a scripture hunt.  The kids have to find the scripture passage in the scriptures and read it (you may need to get a few sets of scriptures from the library).  Again, the 2016 outline will come in handy for the little kids.  No singing with these cards, with the exception of the 2 Articles of Faith songs that are included with this year's theme.  A side note, July's scripture card is from The Family: A Proclamation to the World.  It isn't included in most scriptures so I will just be bringing in a copy and we'll read it, omitting the scripture chasing with that particular card.

If you are short on time, I'd omit all the Monthly Scripture Cards.  If you are even shorter on time, omit the Monthly Theme Cards as well.  The mumbles make a great activity on their own too!

Here's a quick view of all the cards if you are interested:












4 comments:

kerry*lynne said...

This is AMAZING...!!
My favorite game of yours this year, so far.
BTW: What font is this...?!!
Love your guts,
Kerry
❤️

Camille Hill said...

Hi Kerry Lynne!

Your comment made my day! My kids definitely love this activity too! The font is called "KG Strawberry Limeade" all in lower caps (the upper case letters are more cursive but totally cute as well!). I'm kind of a font freak and can never have enough!!

~Camille

Kristina Bills said...

For the theme do you show them the card so they can see the spaces or do you just say "blank" for the spots they need to figure out?

Camille Hill said...

Hi Kristina!

For each card, I face them out for the kids to read. I don't read anything to them. I hope that answers your question.

~Camille