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I have written before about my job at church to lead the young children in singing. Each year we put on a program for the entire congregation and singing is a big part of that program. Now that our church has implemented a home centered/church supported program entitled "Come Follow Me," based on the teaching of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, singing in Primary plays a big role in the support of those gospel studies. I love teaching and singing the songs of the gospel with these young children, and they love to sing with me.
I follow a few different bloggers who also do this job in various other congregations throughout the church. One of the popular ones is Camille of Camille's Primary Ideas. I was looking at her site the other day and she has a great idea for a song review game based of the actual game of "Would You Rather." It is a fun game that has questions that requires the kids to make a choice and then change sides of the room according to their choice and sing the next song from there. Camille even made some awesome printables to go with her ideas. She cites Sue McDonald Daniels as giving the original idea.
I loved this idea and decided to try it out last Sunday. The only difference is that I wanted all of the questions to go along with the topics and songs that we have been studying. For example, I asked, "Would You Rather eat bread or fish?" and of course that went with the miracle of feeding the 5,000. I also asked questions that would go with specific songs like, "Would you rather go into the Sea of Galilee or the River Jordan?" to go with Baptism on page 100 of our children's songbook. It is about John the Baptist baptizing Jesus.
This game took very little preparation, except to come up with the questions. The children love it because they were able to get up and move around and the questions made them think. You can engage them by asking them what scripture story they think the question is referencing or why they made the choice that they did. We got through about 5 songs before I had them all sit back in their regular seats and we sang a quiet song to settle everyone down. This will be an activity we will use again! So, to get ready to use it with topics throughout the year, I brainstormed some questions to use with topics coming later in the year. I am sharing them with you today. If you click the button, you will get the PDF file to print off. Hopefully, these questions will help you to come up with more ideas, like Camille's did for me! Let me know if they do because I will can always use more ideas. The beauty of this idea as well is that you can use the questions from the beginning as the year progresses to review again! So, the questions are evergreen! I hope you have as much fun with this idea as I did with my kids!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!