Friday, September 2, 2016

Road Trip Review

I created a "Road Trip Review" to help our primary prepare for our program this year...I'm really excited about how it turned out!  Getting ready for our program is just like taking a journey.  There is lots of planning and preparation involved before we reach our final destination.  But if we are willing to work hard, we will receive a great reward in the end!

**If you aren't ready to delve into reviewing for your program yet (like me - I'll be out of town this weekend), try my Singing Missionaries activity HERE!  It's super easy to pass off to a sub!

Download my image HERE.  I created it as a 20x30 document that can be printed at Costco as a photo.  UPDATE:  If you want to print this at home, I created a tiled version HERE that prints on 9 sheets of paper (sorry the pages are all separate - the file is too large to upload as one).  I also have a small version HERE that prints on 4 sheets of paper but it may be too small for the cars below to fit. Either way, I'd recommend printing on white card stock and laminating.

If you really want to make this simple, draw the map on the chalkboard with chalk!

I want to be able to stop and "visit" all the "sites" for the next few weeks focusing on their different aspects:
  • Word City: memorization, articulation
  • Dynamics Zone: getting louder softer, 2nd endings, no "snakes" on the S's, following the conductor, etc.
  • Spiritual Point: inviting the spirit, standing and sitting together, reverence, etc.
  • Destination: program!

Each vehicle represents a song:

(I Love to See the Temple, Stand For the Right, Praise to the Man, Search Ponder & Pray)

(Beautiful Savior, The Lord Gave Me a Temple, If I Listen With my Heart, I Will Follow God's Plan)

I made 4 blank ones in case you have more songs, or different ones than I have posted.

Download my cars HERE.  I also made vehicles that are all completely blank HERE.  I printed mine on white card stock and laminated.  I used magnetic tape on the back like these from Amazon:

The goal is to get the cars to the "destination program!"

I incorporated the license plate idea that was posted earlier this year on the Chorister's FB account:

As kids figure out what each vehicle is, they can place them on the road and sing the song.  This will be the first activity you do.  You could even just bring in the vehicles without the poster and simply guess the song title.

Next stop is Word City.  Check out details HERE

After Word City is the Dynamics Zone.  Check out details for that stop HERE.

Spiritual Point is basically running through the program (both in the primary room and in the chapel).  Check out more details for that stop HERE.

Then I created a treat topper HERE when you reach Destination Program (which I make sure we don't get all the vehicles there until program day - hehe).  I'll be filling a sandwich sized ziplock baggie with 4 small chocolate donuts or "wheels" (that this topper attaches too):

You can either use the additional activities, or simply use the poster and work on getting those cars to the program destination by itself.


Jennifer said...

This looks great :) Thanks for always sharing!!!!

JenZ said...

So cute!!! I always do an ice cream review game where they earn toppings and we have the ice cream party after our Saturday rehearsal, but I may do this idea next year! I'm going crazy trying to figure out what BUSAV is though... It will probably hit me in the middle of the night, but what is it?!

JenZ said...

Oh... Beautiful Savior? I've been thinking too hard, trying to find a song with a 5 word title...

jane said...

You are my favorite resource! Thank you so much for all you do and for sharing it with us!

shay said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Brooke said...

Just got called to this calling today. I am going to be in your site a ton!

Brooke said...

Just got called to this calling today. I am going to be in your site a ton!

Micah said...

So, am I downloading it incorrectly? I had to change the setting at Sams for a 20x24 print, not a 20x30. It had it all cut off otherwise. I had to do the same for the Pioneer poster you made.
Not that 6 in. is too different. But things like this, Bigger is better :)

Camille Hill said...

Hi Micah!

The poster is set to print as a 20x30 document - if you don't print it as that size, yes it will be cropped. I don't shop at Sam's so maybe they don't offer a 20x30 document, only a 20x24. I'd suggest trying to find a printer that will print a 20x30 document. Sorry I'm not more help.


Chiara said...

Hi, I love your page ! Gives me so much ideas... I was trying to print the road trip pages and I cannot... I am doing something wrong...

Camille Hill said...

Hi Chiara, You need to print each page individually as they wont print as a whole. You are the first one to tell me there are problems so I'm not sure I can help you. Sorry I'm not more help.


sharon said...

Hi, Camille! THANK YOU for this site! It is my absolute favorite resource since I was called to being a chorister a month ago with no knowledge of what to do. :) You have been the best lifesaver!
One question for you... what font and size did you type on the cars for the review? I need to make a couple of additional ones and am going to try to make them match.
Thanks again for sharing your talent. You're the BEST!

Jen said...

I love this, thank you! Your site has been SO helpful for me as someone totally new to this calling.One question: how many weeks before the program do you start your review game?

Camille Hill said...

Hi Jen!

I usually figure out when our program is and work backwards. So for my primary, our program is October 16th (the 3rd Sunday in October). The primary practices the whole program 2 weeks prior so that lands me on the 3rd Sunday in September because of General Conference. I'd use as many weeks as I could in September with my Road Trip Review. In a nutshell, I usually take the whole much of September to review for the program.

I hope that helps.


Lachelle said...

This is amazing! Thank you! Can you fix the spelling on "program" please?

Camille Hill said...

Hi Lachelle!

I can't believe you are the first one to tell me about my typo - totally embarrassing. I've corrected it. Thank you for letting me know!


Jen said...

Thanks Camille!

Liz said...

This is amazing! I'm totally using this. Thanks you for posting it and for sharing your wonderful ideas. I started following this site a while ago and just realized that you are my cousin, Camille. Yea! -Elizabeth Kunz Burt

Rebecca said...

I can't figure out what song the BUSAV car is... I'm feeling a little silly. Any help out there?

Camille Hill said...

Hi Rebecca!

It's Beautiful Savior, sorry, that's a hard one!


Carl Hartson said...

Thank you thank you thank you!

Connie Pitcher said...

I like when my ideas help others out!

Nancy Rossi said...

Thank you so much for all you share; it is so incredibly helpful! I decided to do this roadtrip review this year and I'm wondering if you could send me a link to the rest of the posts that went with it that show how you reviewed the songs? There's mention of such at the end of the post and I would love to see it. Thank you!

Camille Hill said...

Hi Nancy,

I've updated the post with links to the various activities associated with each of the stops - thank you for asking for that - I've been meaning to update this post for a while!