Thursday, February 6, 2014

Name That Primary Song About LOVE!!

Yes folks, it's that time again, time for my annual...

You can download my documents HERE.  I'd recommend printing the first page on white card stock and then printing the other pages in pink and/or red.  Then laminate everything.  The big blank hearts are if you want to choose some of your own songs other than what I have suggested.  The small blank hearts are for decorating your chalkboard.  Cut out hearts then laminate everything.

You'll also need something to ring (like a handbell, desk bell, Taboo game buzzer, etc.).  I always just pull out our Primary's handbells (see more information on our primary's handbells HERE).  What I'd LOVE to get are these:

Here is the list of songs you'll want to give to your pianist:

Jesus Said Love Everyone p. 61
Reverence is Love p. 31
Love One Another p. 136
I'll Walk With You p. 140
I Love To See The Temple p. 95
We Are Different (3rd verse only) p. 263
Love is Spoken Here p. 190
Where Love Is p. 138
I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus p. 78
Teacher, Do You Love Me? p. 178
Mother, I Love You p. 207
I Feel My Savior's Love p. 74
A Happy Family p. 198

I like to post the words for this activity as there are quite a few that are unfamiliar.  You can see how I post the words HERE.

Before Primary, hang up the sign and all the hearts (with the words facing out so they can be read) around the sign on the chalkboard, using tape or magnets.

For Senior Primary, divide into boys and girls (because to them, that's what this holiday is all about, right? :)  Have one member of each team come up front and stand facing each other on either side of a table and a bell in the middle.

The pianist will start playing the first song on her list.  The names of all the songs are posted on the board as hints.  The first one to guess the name of the song and ring the bell wins the round.  Sing the song (post the words if you like), and repeat with new team members and the next song on the list.

For Junior Primary I do something very different. I like to just give everyone a handbell (no teams) and we sing the songs in order so no guessing the song's name.  Whenever we sing the word "LOVE" everyone just rings their bell.  I always over emphasize singing "LOVE" and the kids end up following me.

This activity has always been a huge HIT (pun intended ;).  A very fun way to celebrate the holiday while singing random, non-program songs that we otherwise would never sing.

You can hang the hearts so the words are hidden then someone comes and picks the song to be sung (make sure they don't look at the back). Take it over to the pianist and that's the song to be used for that round.

If you are unfamiliar with some of these songs, you can make a play-list on an iPod or CD and use that to help. You could even have the primary just listen to the iPod/CD to make their guess and then sing along with the CD when you go to sing the song.

Happy Valentine's Day!!


Tina said...

I love this!! Thank you so much for just the idea I was looking for!!

Keeping Up With the Joneses said...

I did this last year and it was a big hit! I can't wait until tomorrow to do it again. Thanks for the great ideas!!

Kami said...

I used this last year. How I loved pulling it back out with everything all ready to go! Thanks for your help! In Junior Primary, I chose something silly to do on each love song (pop out of your chair on the word LOVE, fold arms and switch them on love/reverence, etc.) I think during the Temple song we had a "temple building" contest with blocks. And, for happy family, volunteers dressed up like Mom, Dad, sister, brother, Gma, Gpa."

Kristen said...

Fantastic idea and I love the printables. Thank you!

Becker Family said...

Do this today and it was great! Thank you for all the ideas and printables! You are my favorite place to go to for help! Thank you for sharing!!

Katie said...

Thank you!

Adrienne said...

So do you have them ring the bell first? Which ever one rings the bell gets to guess?

Camille Hill said...

Adrienne, yes, whoever rings the bell first, gets to guess. If they guess incorrectly, the other team gets a turn. I hope that helps!