Create an authentic pioneer day and bring in the chimes for teaching To Be a Pioneer in your singing time lesson plan!
Also, don’t feel like you can’t celebrate the pioneers because you don’t live in Utah! The pioneers are part of our entire church’s heritage and it’s worth celebrating wherever you live.
A few months ago, I purchased a set of chimes (find my post HERE
for details) that I’ve been hankering to pull out. I had the thought that they would be super appropriate for Pioneer Day! Kind of old-fashioned, homemade instruments that pioneers may have used to create music!
See how I like to use handbells (which also applies to the chimes) in primary HERE
. If you have never used handbells or chimes in primary, I highly recommend reading this post.
I purchased them without tags so I am in the process of labeling them. I wanted my own tag so they would match all my handbell charts…
You can print my Tag document using the access button at the bottom of this post. I simply printed the document on card stock, laminated it and cut the circles out. Then I punched holes, cut small slits (see below), put them on the strings and taped the slits shut…
There are several pioneer pictures in the Gospel Art Book [GAB] found HERE
that I’ll post on the chalkboard:
I’ll quickly discuss how pioneers and their children did lots of singing. Music brought joy into their lives that would otherwise be very monotonous and dull. Just like pioneers, we can also bring joy into our own lives through music!
Then I’ll pass out the chimes and we’ll ring and sing To Be a Pioneer
(we’ll also be ringing and singing Little Pioneer Children
– you can find details on that song HERE
). The handbell charts are for the optional descants. Download my note chart for To Be a Pioneer
using the access button below.
If you find mistakes – let me know ASAP! How embarrassing!!
You can easily use this singing time with the KidsPlay Handbells if you don’t have chimes!
I also have a list of all my Pioneer Day singing time activities HERE