Sing or Dare: I found this idea here http://singingtimeinfortworth.blogspot.com/2009/06/sing-or-dare.html Basically, the kids can choose to pick a song and sing it normally or take a dare. While the creator of this idea had some fun dares for the kids to do, I wanted to make sure that they were still singing and practicing the songs. I came up with some singing dares such as "wear a mustache while singing" or "Everyone sing in an opera voice". That one was so funny to hear the entire Primary singing Popcorn Popping in an opera voice. Parents told me afterwards that their kids loved it and talked about it later. To me, that is success! If you can think of more singing dares for a future date, please let me know!
I will post a picture of mine at a later date. My daughter drew it for me and it turned out so cute, but it is at the church right now, so I can't photograph her. Anyway, the kids love her and always want a turn using the pump behind her to inflate the bubble.
To make the activity more festive, I attached curly ribbon to the papers and told the kids that this was as close as we were going to get to fireworks in Primary. I would have 3 children come up, each had to choose a different color straw, then I would count to 3 and they would blow out their papers. After that, they would retrieve them and find out who had what. It was fun! And, the beauty is that it was super simple!