The primary is celebrating its birthday August 25th so I thought it’s only appropriate to throw a primary birthday party in singing time!
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sings used to sing the first half of We Welcome You to all the visitors and we LOVE it. Find how we use it to welcome visitors HERE.
But did you know the 2nd portion of this song was written specifically to celebrate the birthday of the primary? Who knew the primary had a birthday?? Teach a little bit about primary history all while learning a new primary song!
History of Primary
There’s some great information HERE if you want to learn more! I summarized the key points below that are used in the activity.
- Crepe paper
- Party decor
- Helium balloons
- Birthday banner
This pack from Amazon is cute and generic (Amazon affiliate link):
Once you’ve decorated your primary room (or not), hang the following images on the board:
Reader Jen created these images that she shared…thanks Jen! Access my printables at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.
These images are pretty ink-heavy so you may consider printing as an 8×10 photo at Costco or your favorite photo printing shop!
You can also print the full image HERE – it’s just a little small. And also available to download using the button below.
Then print these words (and optionally, place each image in a sheet protector).
Now for the REAL fun! Fill 14 balloons (28 if you have Jr. and Sr.) with a slip of paper, blow up and tie.
Cut this printable into slips to place into each balloon:
Again, this is available in my Resource Library.
Number each balloon using a sharpie marker to match the number on the slip of paper inside (example: balloon containing #1 slip of paper should have “1” written on it with a marker – just so you know what order to pop the balloons).
TIP: to carry the balloons to church, place them in a large garbage bag(s), keeping Jr. and Sr. balloons separate!
Primary Party Time!
All my printables are free and filed on my Resource Library. Filing instructions for accessing each printable on my Resource Library are below the button.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > We Welcome You.