Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Song: Song of your choice from the Children's Songbook

May is a "your choice" song!  To pick my May song, I looked at May's theme for the month and started from there (it helps our program jive a little better!).  May's theme is "Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel Lead Me to Jesus Christ."  Here are my suggestions (they are all listed under "Faith" and "Ordinances" [which refers you to "Baptism," "Holy Ghost," "Priesthood," "Sacrament," and "Temples"] in the Topics section in the back of the Children's Songbook.  So LOTS to choose from!):

Faith p. 96 (this is what I chose - more to come on my lesson plan.  Find a general idea HERE)
Baptism p. 100 (find my lesson plan HERE)
God's Love p. 97
I Pray in Faith p. 14
Nephi's Courage (find my lesson plan HERE)
The First, Fourth or Fifth Articles of Faith p. 122 or p. 124 or p. 125 (find my Article of Faith propmpts HERE)
I Like My Birthdays p. 104
When I Am Baptized p. 103 (find my lesson plan HERE)
The Holy Ghost p. 105 (find my lesson plan HERE)
I Know My Father Lives p. 5
I'm Trying to Be like Jesus p. 78 (find my lesson plan HERE)
Listen, Listen p. 107
Search, Ponder and Pray p. 109 (find my lesson plan HERE)
The Still Small Voice p. 106
A Young Man Prepared p. 166
Love Is Spoken Here p. 190
The Priesthood Is Restored p. 89
Before I Take the Sacrament p. 73
Help Us, O God, to Understand p. 73
The Sacrament p. 72
To Think about Jesus p. 71 (find my lesson plan HERE)
Families Can Be Together Forever p. 188 (find my lesson plan HERE)
I Love to See the Temple p. 95 (find my lesson plan HERE)
The Lord Gave Me a Temple p. 153 (find my lesson plan HERE)
Truth From Elijah p. 90

For ideas for teaching the songs where I don't have a lesson plan linked, I'd reference the following:

A Children's Songbook Companion.  Find details of this book HERE.
Sugardoodle HERE and search for the song alphabetically.
Search past files on Primusic on Yahoo Groups (find details HERE)
Google, Pinterest, Facebook (Chorister's Group HERE), or other singing time blogs of course - I have several linked to the right and scroll down!

What are you teaching this month?  Leave a comment to help someone else decide!


Deborah said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing! I had originally planned to do "I'll Follow Him in Faith," but then have recently felt impressed to have the children learn "When Jesus Christ was Baptized (p. 102). It seems like a less familiar song, but I love it and I love the 2nd seems to fit with the theme for May perfectly. I think I will have the 8 year olds sing that verse for the program. :)

Jennifer Cox said...

we, too, are using When Jesus Christ Was Baptized - I love the idea of having just the 8 year-olds sing it.