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Thursday, October 18, 2012

We Welcome You

I'm starting to get just a little tired of the Hello Song when we welcome visitors.  I mean, I love it, the kids love it, but I'd like to have a few others to throw into our rotation.  So I thought we'd learn We Welcome You for the rest of this month.  I also want to try to welcome the new Sunbeans in January using this song.

I went to my trusty A Children's Songbook Companion book and am using the simple singing time presentation found there.  Part one this week and part two next week.  If you don't know what this book is, find more information about it HERE.

I'm just changing one thing.  It recommends singing the song to the kids as you greet each one.  Instead I'm going to have the song (disc 5 #27 on the Children's Songbook CD) playing on the CD player.  I'm just a little more comfortable with the CD instead of just me singing along.

When I use lesson plans from this book, I like to make a photo copy of the page and hi-lite what I want to do and make my little notes with changes, etc.  This way I don't have to lug the huge book to church either.

Make sure to check out my Primary Birthday Party singing time lesson plan that incorporates this song HERE!

After it's been learned, welcome visitors by having the primary clap along to the happy rhythm of the song!  The kids LOVE it!!

Post words if necessary.  Find details on how I do that HERE.

You can find all of my welcome songs HERE.

1 comment:

Haley said...

One thing we do to mix up the hello song (since all the kids end up singing "jello" in Sr anyway) is that we say hello in different languages. So far we have done spanish, french, german. (Basically, we sing "Hola, hola, hola, hola" we welcome you today "hola") The kids love it and I let them share new ways to say hello and then we use it to sing the song with if we have a visitor.