This is the kit I used more than any other when I was a Primary President the first time. I had a counselor who would bail on me without warning because of illness. Not her fault, of course. The reason I used it so much was that the kids loved doing the activity, and it can be done without any preparation, so there’s that…. you just have to do a little plotting between the chorister and pianist.
Hey all you choristers! Here’s a must-have book download for you, and it’s FREE! Imagine having visual aids for every song in the Children’s Songbook as well as instructions on how to store and use them, plus a guide for line-by-line use of visuals for each song.
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.
Are you ready? It’s almost 2018! Well, I’m here to help, as the Koala Brothers always say (if you’ve never watched it, I recommend the show).
If you’re in a Primary presidency or a chorister, please see these Kindle books based on the 2018 theme, available on Amazon.com:
2018 Primary Theme Book: I Am a Child of God
Sharing time ideas and helps for the presidency