I'm going to try out the ever-popular finger light activity that was posted HERE (1st verse) and HERE (chorus) and HERE (2nd verse in case you need it - I stopped on verse 1) by this fellow primary chorister to review Choose the Right and extend it for reviewing As a Child of God as well. For As a Child of God we'll be reviewing the simplified ASL we learned last month found HERE.
UPDATE: Teresa posted her FB videos on YouTube to share with those not on Facebook! A huge shout out to her! Find them HERE HERE HERE and HERE or they are all embedded below:
For the activity, I'll pass out 2 lights to each child. We'll simply turn the lights off and repeat our actions in the dark, over and over again. To add more variety, we may turn around and sing to the back wall, sing acappella, sing staccatto (our personal favorite especially when the piano joins in!), etc. all while doing the actions in the dark. I can sense their excitement ;)!
Now, if you didn't learn actions to either songs and/or you don't have finger lights ready for this Sunday, never fear...there are LOTS of options!
Great substitutes for the finger lights are glow sticks:
Amazon carries some here:
What I do appreciate about the finger lights as opposed to the glow sticks are the finger lights can be re-used where the glow sticks are a one-time thing.
Other options that will work with the lights on are wands:
(check out my post on wands HERE)
I bought my scarves here:
Really, the options are endless! If you have more ideas, please leave a comment!
Then, if you don't have pre-determined actions, my favorite go-to are these HERE from OCD primary's website. Print them off and shuffle through them which will provide 20 minutes of movement for the kids while they sing! You could turn the lights on briefly so the kids can see the movement card, then turn the lights off and have them do it in the dark, repeating with each new card.