I'm pretty sure I'm going to be the Primary chorister for our ward forever so I thought I'd better catalog ideas and activities I do each month for future reference. I couldn't do this calling without everyone else's blogs to lift ideas from, so please know that most of what you'll see here is not my original ideas.
Yesterday's singing time came from Jodi's blog. It's called Choose Your Journey and the kids had a lot of fun with it. I told the kids we would be going on a journey together and that they got to "choose" what and where we would be going. Since we've been working on As a Child of God for a few weeks now, this was a great review game.
I wrote what choices were going to be made for our journey ahead of time on the chalkboard and wrote the choices on small pieces of paper. I put them in 5 small bowls. After the primary kids sang a verse of the song well enough, I picked a child from my choosing sticks and he/she got to reach into the bowl. I then wrote on the board which choice was drawn.
Choice #1: WHERE ARE WE GOING TO GO?
Choices: The Beach, Disneyland, The Dentist
Choice #2: WHAT ARE WE GOING TO PACK?
Choices: Toothbrush, Piano, Mayonnaise
Choice #3: WHO ARE WE GOING TO TAKE WITH US?
Choices: Our pet, Our Primary Teacher, The Boogey Man
Choice #4: HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET THERE?
Choices: Jump on a pogo-stick, Fly, Pull A Handcart
Choice #5: HOW LONG WILL WE STAY THERE?
Choices: 5 minutes, 5 hours, Forever
Both Jr. and Sr. Primary had a great time with this game and played it through twice, with different journeys each time. A great singing activity for ANY song!