Choose the Right, Chorus Details

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Teaching hymns in singing time is challenging.  But don’t shy away from them teaching them in singing time as they contain important gospel truths!  Use these Choose the Right Primary singing time ideas to help you teach this essential gospel principle in Primary.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Choose the Right Singing Time Ideas

I love to start with the chorus when teaching hymns.  The chorus tends to be the most simple and repetitive.  Once that’s mastered, then forge on with the verses (scroll to the bottom for ideas for teaching the verses).

CTR Sticks Printable

To teach the chorus for Choose the Right, each child needs a CTR stick:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Choose the Right Primary singing time ideas CTR Printable

This printable is from In the Leafy Treetops website.

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Print on card stock, cut out and tape to a craft stick.

You also need this keyword word printable:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Choose the Right Primary singing time ideas CTR Printable
Camille's Primary Ideas: Choose the Right Primary singing time ideas CTR Printable

Print, then cut apart each word/phrase.

Lastly, you need these 3 Gospel Art Book images:

Picture of boy praying #111

TIP: If you purchase the Gospel Art Book, it comes in a spiral bound book. Take it apart and place in sheet protectors and in a binder.It’s much more versatile this way!  See how I’ve taken mine apart.

Choose the Right Chorus Singing Time Idea

Pass out CTR sticks and ask, I am thinking of a word that is the opposite of wrong, what is it? [right]. When I place a choice before you and the choice is a RIGHT choice, raise your CTR stick:
 
  1. You choose to say your morning prayer (hold up GAB picture 111 & hang on board).
  2. You choose to say bad words when you are angry.
  3. You choose to pay your tithing (hold up GAB picture 113/114 and hang on board).
  4. You choose to sleep in and miss church.
  5. You choose to be reverent during the sacrament (hold up GAB picture 108 & hang on board).
Choosing to do the right is not always easy, but we receive blessings when we try.
 
Sing the chorus and have the kids raise their sticks when “choose the right” is sung. Post the words like I do using this format as needed.
Camille's Primary Ideas: posting words for singing time, singing time flip charts
Point to each picture of choosing the right as the phrase is sung.
 
Then, hang the keywords out of order on the board.
 
Pick children at random to help move the key words in order, between the pictures as you sing until until they are correct.  Keep raising the CTR sticks when “choose the right” is sung.
 
TiP: Help Jr. Primary with the words by reaing them the word and have them listen to where it belongs.
At the very end, sign “Evermore”: left hand pointer finger circles near temple, out and away on “ever.” For “more”, thumb and pinky extend straight forward from temple.
 
This word is in Beautiful Savior in ASL on the Church’s music website.  Or see it demonstrated at 2:37 minutes into the video:

Additional Choose the Right Singing Time Activities

  • Pass CTR sticks to the person on the right when you sing “right”
  • Boys sing only “Choose the right” (hold up their sticks) Girls sing the rest/switch
  • Younger children sing “Choose the right,” (hold up their sticks) teachers and leaders sing the rest
  • Lights on = sing words; lights off = clap rhythm
  • Gradually remove key words so only the pictures remain on the board

Bear Testimony

Bear testimony that you are grateful that Heavenly Father gave us agency to make choices, and the Holy Spirit to help us choose the right.

Choose the Right Demonstration Video

Check out this demonstration video for teaching Choose the Right in singing time using this lesson plan:

You can also find this Choose the Right singing time video on my YouTube channel.  I’d love it if you’d like and subscribe!

Choose the Right Verses

Find my lesson plan to teach the verses to Choose the Right
Camille's Primary Ideas: Choose the Right Singing Time Ideas

More Choose the Right Singing Time Ideas

Camille's Primary Ideas: Choose the Right Singing Time Ideas

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15 thoughts on “Choose the Right, Chorus Details”

  1. This is amazing, Camille – you are a gem! I will be using this whole plan for my singing time tomorrow, have just made the little CTR sticks using your printout and they look great! Thanks so much!

  2. Thank you for this! I totally used this yesterday. In the coming weeks- I also want to wrap two packages one will have pictures or something of 'right' choices and one will have pictures of 'wrong' choices in life. I am thinking to wrap them so they look identical so its harder to choose right- helping to represent that it is sometimes hard to choose right.

  3. Rwoolsey,

    Just to help you with your idea (I want to do something similar but I'm kind of stuck), there is a CTR game in the friend on page 41(?). It's sort of a memory game – 10 pairs of pictures all relating to choosing the right. I don't know if that can help you or not. I may post something on this…I'm still putting together my thoughts!!

  4. Camille,
    Thanks for the suggestion for the CTR game from the friend. I printed them out, cut them apart and put the good things in one box, the bad choices in another box. I will wrap the boxes exact and ask them to choose the right one. Hope it works as planned- most likely i will have 2 kids come and open them together and see which one is right.

  5. You put so much thought into this and I love everything you put out. I'd like to believe that we think alike since we're cousins. I'm now the ward chorister and stake primary music leader.

  6. Georgia Ferguson

    The kids loved the sticks! Unfortunately the rest of the lesson was a bit of a bomb. I had junior primary today. I think I needed a bit of a different lesson plan for little ones who can’t read. I ended up abandoning it and just repeated it a few times to help them learn it and then we just moved on to reviewing other songs.

    1. Hi Georgia!

      Thanks for the feedback. I occasionally have a few flops as well. I’m glad you were able to cater it so it would work better for your primary’s needs.

      ~Camille

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