Back-To-School Review Singing Time

Our primary kids head back-to-school on Monday!  Can’t believe it!  I thought it would be appropriate to do a back-to-school themed lesson plan  to review our program songs this week in singing time.  I found an idea on Sugardoodle that I really liked.  Then, because I always change things, here’s my take on it.
Gather the following items: backpack, eraser, glue, markers, ruler, calculator, pencil, scissors, sharpener
Tape the following instructions on all the items except the backpack (that’s just for holding everything):
  • ERASER: “Erase” (don’t sing) the words “choose” and “right” in the song Choose the Right.
  • GLUE: Glue your legs together and your arms to your sides so you hold really still while we sing Had I Been a Child.
  • MARKERS: Only sing Nephi’s Courage when you are wearing the same color as the marker that is held up.
  • RULER: Measure the volume as we sing Stand for the Right.  Point to 1 inch for softer up to 12 inches for louder.
  • CALCULATOR: Count how many times we sing the words “shining” then “brightly” in Every Star is Different.
  • PENCIL: Write with your hands (sign language) to the song As a Child of God.
  • SCISSORS: Sing When I am Baptized legato (smoothly) as if it were a piece of paper for the verse.  Then when we sing the chorus, cut it up by singing staccato (choppy).
  • SHARPENER: Sharpen the song by enunciating each word for I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus.
Before primary, hide the 8 objects around the room.
Tell the kids you need help getting ready for school and need to find your school supplies.  Have the primary help you find the hidden items.  As they are found, follow the instructions taped on and place them into the backpack.

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8 thoughts on “Back-To-School Review Singing Time”

  1. I thought of an extra one in case anyone has more songs. Here in Arizona a water bottle is definitely a school supply! I will bring a pitcher of water and pick a responsible child to come up and fill up the water bottle according to how well we are singing-hopefully it will get filled to the top!

  2. I did a similar song review based off a post I found in a blog a few years ago. Similar ideas, but for the Glue, I told them I glued down some of the notes and when I held up the gluestick they held the note until I put it back behind my back. THAT was incredibly popular. Like you, we did staccato but I did that for the scissors that "cut" the words short and for the sharpener we "sharpened our skills" I had the pianist stop at predetermined lines and then asked them what the rest of that line or phrase was.

    You know, I think I'm gonna make a quick post on it. I like some of the things you do differently, I may alter my plans. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you…I love this idea, and will be doing it today. I truly appreciate you sharing all your great ideas. They have helped me many times!

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