Sunday, January 31, 2010

Primary Battleship

For primary today I did a version of "battleship" with the kids. I think I found the original idea on The Crazy Chorister and then tweaked it to fit my needs for today.

I drew a large grid on the chalkboard letters down one side, numbers down the other. I had the same grid on a piece of paper with my "secret special locations" that only I got to look at. The kids took turns giving me a coordinate and then if they hit a special spot they got to choose what song to sing. If they missed I got to choose what song to sing.

We were able to review the song of the month, throw in a few fun wiggle songs, and also learn a brand new song all today. In order to make sure no one felt like a loser for "missing", I would say, "You didn't hit a secret spot, but you did hit learn the first line of 'The Hearts of the Children'" -or whatever song I felt like I wanted them to do at that moment.

I think it went over really well. The kids seemed to have a good time with it.

6 comments:

Deanna said...

AAAAAAAAand your pianist had a FABULOUS time! I think this was such a great idea! Kudos to you!

Cherie said...

That is such a great idea! I bet the kids just loved every minute and learned alot too. I know Trent would have thought it was cool!

Deidra Smith said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Good idea.

Jennie said...

Great idea!!

WishTrish said...

I need housework battleship. I'll say the coordinates, and you say, "You barely got out of scrubbing toilets, but you hit clean the fridge!"

Elena's Mom said...

Hahahahahaha to Trish's comment. Love it.