Two FREE books that can help you teach children about keeping the commandments and obedience.
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.
If you’ve never seen or used paper bag puppets, you’re in for a treat! All you need to make them are lunch-sized paper bags, crayons or other media, tape or glue, paper, and a copier (or you can trace them). Paper bag puppets are fun, easy to make, and super inexpensive. They also can be easily stored by simply folding them flat.
This week I have two FREE downloads for Primary music! First, a kit that can be used for a sharing time or as a singing time activity. Children try to guess song titles with just a few notes. Includes strips to cut up and draw from a container as well as a master list for the pianist. Kids love this, and it’s great for a last-minute activity.
Back in the day, there were three manuals for teaching the Young Women, and these three books contain support materials for those manuals. They may be out of date, but they are chock full of useful ideas!
Classroom Book for Young Women 1