Looking for bulletin board ideas for Fall? Looking for visual aids to go with fall holidays and Church history dates? Here’s my FREE download for the season. Includes bulletin board borders, cute little birthday visuals, and cards with the dates. Every month included.
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.
There is a basic story that members of the LDS Church need to understand and believe before they can become part of the true church. That is the story of the First Vision.
The first vision happened when a simple farm boy decided to take the scriptures literally, and ask God which was the true church. It was in the springtime many years ago that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to the boy Joseph Smith and started him on the journey that opened the last dispensation of time.