The bolded songs are our program songs that we’ll learn this year. I may do a few songs in small groups with the last 3 months of the year but I’ll see…I have a little while to decide ;).Once I decided on what songs to put on my CD, I used iTunes to create my playlist. I own the Primary Songbook on CD which is where I got these songs with the exception of “As a Child of God” and “Choose the Right” which I downloaded from the church’s website. You can also download all the songs from the church’s website as well.Then I just burned CD’s – one for each FAMILY in our primary (30 for our Primary) and wrote with a Sharpie on the actual CD’s “2012 Primary Songs.” I bought my CD’s at Wal-Mart. The type I got is the CD-R and not the “music” kind as I couldn’t get those to burn. Weird. Then I bought jewel cases for the CD’s.For a cover, I made this:
The picture is taken from the Church’s Nursery Manual “Behold Your Little Ones” (it’s HERE if you need it).
Once cut out around the edges and not down the middle, the cover just folds in half and fits inside the front portion of the jewel case. I made enough copies at the library for each CD (that’s why I chose the picture I did – it photo copies well in black and white and it’s already church approved!).
And I’m sorry but all I have is a JPEG version of the cover so you may have to create your own. If you can get it to work, please use it though!
Then to dress up the CD, the primary presidency is going to wrap each CD in tulle and tie on some treats (enough for all the primary kids in the family) with ribbon. So a family with 4 kids in Primary would get 1 CD with 4 treats if that make sense.
We’ll distribute them the Sunday before Christmas because our stake only has one meeting Christmas Day as I’m assuming a lot of other wards are doing.
My plan is to do some activities using these CD’s to help the kids review for the program at home. I’ll probably introduce the activities in September…more to come on those.