For my singing time lesson plan this week, I am teaching the chorus to Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus using these beauties:
Last week I sent out a mass text to my family and friends in my neighborhood to help me collect toilet paper rolls for this Sunday. One friend brought hers over so I still need to go collect the rest this weekend.
I thought this would be a fun, simple way to learn the chorus. The kids will use these as bugles/trumpets, call them whatever. My idea came about while thinking about the Angel Moroni with his trumpet(?) and the Angel Gabriel announcing the coming of the Lord with their instruments. I’m sure my thoughts are completely incorrect as I do not claim to be a Scriptorian so bear with me. Nonetheless, this is the conclusion I came to and I may or may not discuss these thoughts of mine with the Primary kids.
So for the activity, I’m going to just write out the words of the chorus on the chalkboard. We’ll read and sing the words. Then I’ll ask the Primary if anyone knows what “Hosanna” means (as it’s the first 2 words in the chorus). We’ll talk about it’s definition which is:
- an exclamation, originally an appeal to God for deliverance, used in praise of God or Christ.
- a cry of “hosanna.”
- a shout of praise or adoration; an acclamation.
I’ll proceed to pass out the “bugles” (one for each child – no sharing, yuck!) and tell the kids we are going to “shout praises of adoration” using those cute little rolls.
I’ll erase one of the “Hosanna” words and we’ll “bugle” that word, while just singing the other words without the tp rolls. I’ll continue to erase another word, and the Primary will get to “bugle” more words as they are gradually erased. Eventually being able to “bugle” the whole song with no words on the board.
Since Jr. Primary mostly can’t read, I’ll still have the words up and we’ll just read them all together. We’ll review the words we’ve erased and they can try to remember which ones to “bugle.”
I’m assuming this portion of the activity won’t take long so I’m most likely going to add the bells after we’ve learned the words to the chorus. The kids can go home with their bugles as I won’t be using them again.
Find Part 2 HERE, using the handbells! Then find Part 3 HERE for teaching the verses.