Thursday, August 24, 2017

Back-To-School Review

Our kiddos all headed back to school this week.  So it's only appropriate that we review our program songs with a simple back-to-school review activity...

PREP:
Gather the following items: backpack, eraser, glue, markers, ruler, calculator, pencil, scissors, sharpener.

Tape the following instructions (download the printable HERE & cut out the 8 strips) on all the items except the backpack (that's just for holding everything):

ERASER: “Erase" (don’t sing) the words “choose” and “right” in the song Choose the Right.

GLUE: Glue your legs together and your arms to your sides so you hold really still while we sing When He Comes Again.

MARKERS: Only sing I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus when you are wearing the same color as the marker that is held up.

RULER: Measure the volume as we sing Every Star is Different.  Point to 1 inch for softer up to 12 inches for louder.

CALCULATOR: Count how many times we sing the words "be true" and then “dare” in the song Stand for the Right/Dare to Do Right Medley.

PENCIL: Write with your hands (sign language) to the song As a Child of God.

SCISSORS: "Cut" the song When I am Baptized by singing it staccato (choppy).

SHARPENER: Sharpen the song by enunciating each word for Nephi's Courage.

Before primary, hide the 8 objects around the room, placing the empty back pack up front. Or an alternative is to simply have good singers come up and pick an item out of the back pack.

ACTIVITY:
Tell the kids you need help getting ready for school and need to find your school supplies.  Have the primary help you find the hidden items.  As they are found, follow the instructions taped on each item then place them into the backpack.

**If you have more time, throw in more school supplies with other songs!  This would even be great for an easy 5th Sunday singing time if you happen to get the full time!

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