I REALLY wanted to use the visuals suggested in the 2014 outline found HERE
for August…but apparently they aren’t available. So I improvised and made some of my own that are pretty similar…
(I decided to put a keyword on each of the phrases since some of the pictures can be tricky – and why not keep the cute magnifying glass on each page?)
You can download my document using the access button at the bottom of this post. I printed mine on card stock and placed in sheet protectors. I also created a version with a white background and a white version without words you can also download.
I will be using these visuals for 2 weeks, but with different activities.
For the attention getter, have the pianist play the song and ask the kids if any of them recognize it. I’m sure at least Sr. Primary will know. Tell them this song is all about seeking. We will be seeking, or finding, each phrase using “telescopes!”
Pull out several empty toilet paper or paper towel tubes:
I knew these would come in handy one day! Ask around your neighborhood if you don’t have enough. You can also use flashlights instead if you can get the primary room dark enough.
Pick a child (or a few, depending on your primary size, so each child can have a turn) and have them go into the hall. Post the first page of the visuals (I numbered each of mine on the backside) somewhere on the walls of the Primary room with tape.
Have them re-enter the room and tell them they will be seeking the first phrase by only using their telescope and closing the other eye (no peeking!). Have the piano play the song while the kids seek out the first phrase. Once found, place it on the chalkboard and the whole primary sings that phrase.
Repeat with new children, hanging the next phrases on the walls in different spots until all the kids have had a turn to seek, the phrases have all been found, placed in order on the chalkboard, and the song has been sung several times.
Make sure to define several of the big words: FERVENT, ABOUND
Variation: You could divide the primary into several teams. With each phrase, 1 child from each team will go into the hall. The first seeker to find the phrase wins that round.
You can see another lesson plan for this song HERE