So many truths are contained in the scriptures, they are very important! To help teach children how precious they are, use this FREE download about the truth of the scriptures. It is appropriate to use in your home and for FHE. For use in your classroom and sharing time, be sure to get permission from your leaders.
My favorite parts of the Children’s Program are the beautiful songs we get to sing. I’ve been in Primary for about 40 years off and on – mostly on. I don’t know when I participated in my first sacrament meeting presentation, but I don’t remember having them early on when I first started teaching. What I remember is teaching 18 – yes, eighteen! – three-year-olds with an assistant as my first calling in 1974. Fortunately I’m the oldest of 12, so getting little kids to behave is part of my DNA. I “taught,” while the assistant grabbed children and put them back in their seats, over and over. Since Nursery was started, Sunbeam teachers have a MUCH easier time of it, make no mistake. Also, team teaching is great!
This week, I have posted two downloads with visual aids to help teach the program songs. Using a picture with each phrase is my favorite method for teaching new songs, and after being called as a chorister multiple times, I’ve found it to be very effective. I also use many other methods, especially for review.
Last week I posted a download for Valentine’s Day, and this week I’m posting a download for ALL the holidays. Also seasons, months, etc. In March, for instance, there are activities for St. Patrick’s Day, organization of the Relief Society, spring flowers, publication of the Book of Mormon, and the First Vision. Most months have more than one activity or game.