Sunday, February 14, 2010

Singing Time Sundays - Football and Hearts

Last week I was out of town and had a substitute cover singing time for me, so I'm not exactly sure how this game went over, but I think it was probably fun. Since it was Super Bowl Sunday, I made a football field, much like this one:
found on Primary Singing Ideas , and then I also made "chips" (because chips are a must to eat during the super bowl) out of yellow triangle shaped papers. On the chips I had what song to sing and how far the ball got to move. (Ex. Sing I Am A Child of God and move 15 yds.) There were also some bad chips thrown in the mix too. (Ex. Interception, move back 20 yds.) The kids took turns pulling a chip out of the bag and following the instructions. If the ball got to the touch down, the kids got to choose a favorite/wiggle song to sing.

This week, being Valentines day and all, I copied the hearts idea straight from the same blog as above.
I mixed the halves up and the kids had to put them together and then learn that line of the song, until all the hearts had been put back together. Then we put the lines/phrases in order and sang through the song in its entirety. For jr. primary, I would sing the song or line as we went to help them out, but the sr. kids wanted a challenge so I didn't sing it at all before they put the hearts together. I think the idea worked OKAY, not great, we still need some serious review on this song over the next couple of weeks before I'd be willing to say it was learned. But this gave us a good start. And I sure am thankful for creative people that share their ideas so I can copy!

10 comments:

Deanna said...

YOU are AWESOME. I got to sub in an actual class last week, so I was bummed I didn't get to see your football game...maybe bring thane one out again in September?! :)

Cherie said...

You sound like you are having so much fun with this calling. You are doing such great things with the kids. Cute cute ideas!

Happy Valentines Day!!

WishTrish said...

I'm so impressed. I don't remember ever having a singing time lady who did so many cool things with the kids. You are INCREDIBLE! :)

stevie kay said...

Football actually went over great. Except she never told us the yellow triangles were chips :-)

Tonya said...

Great idea!

Tim and Stacey Cardon said...

I am so glad you posted your amazing creativness with singing time. You do such a good job! I have to say, that calling would terrify me, so I have tons of respect for you and how dedicated you are!

Jennifer said...

You are so good! You never seize to amaze me at how you cultivate your talents and how serve those sweet children. They will not forget you, and the impact you have on them is timeless.

Wendy said...

You are making me miss Primary... well done, Elena!

Crystal Escobar said...

What cute ideas! I need to be more creative for family home evening. We usually end up just reading a story out of the friend.

LouandAngela said...

WOW! You're an awesome singing teacher! No real surprise there! :) I bet the kids LOVE you!

I've just been called to teach the 16-17 year old Sunday School class. Any suggestions there? I keep hoping I'll find a blog like the primary blog with creative ideas, but I haven't found anything yet.