In my church, I lead the children up to age 11 years old in music. Each year we are responsible for a program that teaches about all of the things the children have learned in their Sunday classes throughout the year. Music is a large part of this program and we work on about 9 (or so) songs throughout the year until the fall program. In order to motivate my kids to sing their very best, I have used a "Brownie Points" system for a couple of years. As the children improve as they learn each song, I award them brownie points. Then, at the end of the program, when they have sung their very best, I bring them brownies. (They always sing their very best.)
Here is a copy and paste printable of the brownie point stickers I have made to add interest to this process. I tell them in advance that we have a goal of 9 to 10 stickers per song in order to earn the brownies. I make a poster listing all of the songs and award stickers across as the year goes by.
We do a lot of mustache themed activities in our singing time. It is just a gimmick to add a little fun to singing time. So, this year I cut the brownies into mustaches with a cookie cutter. The kids loved them. My husband loved eating all of the scraps!
- They are so chocolatey
- They aren't to thick or thin
- They are chewy on the inside
- They have that nice crackly thin top that brownies should have.
- They are just so good!