Monday, January 23, 2012

Spinning Chair Challenge

The idea for what I'm going to do this coming Sunday (1/29) also comes from the Primary Music Notes blog. However, instead of spinning a teacher on the chair, I'll have one child spin another child. Here's how it works:

To start, get a swivel chair (perhaps borrowed from the clerk's office) and the numbers 1 through 12 placed around it like a clock. Draw 2 children's names with choosing sticks - One to sit in the chair and another to do the spinning. The kid on the chair puts his/her legs out like a spinner. When the piano music starts the child gets to spin the teacher matching the tempo of the song. My pianist does a great job with this, really mixing it up. When the piano stops so does the spinning. Wherever his/her feet land is what number card is picked up.

Each card has a different question or singing challenge. Some examples:

1. Sing first verse and chorus of As A Child of God.
2. Fill in the blanks: I feel so _____ and _______because...
3. How do good choices bless your family?

I think you get the idea. The great thing about this activity is that it works for any song.

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