- For what are we thanking or praising the Lord? [Health and strength, daily food]
Then I’ll put the flip chart pages for For Thy Bounteous Blessings (download using the access button at the bottom of this post) and do the same thing. I’ll ask them questions about this song:
- Name 3 things for which we give thanks. [bounteous blessings, wondrous word, loving kindness]
- What words in this song tell us that this is a prayer song? [We give thanks, O Lord.]
We’ll switch up which groups start first, second, third and fourth with each song to try to keep them interesting! I’d recommend a “group leader” for each part. A teacher or even an older primary child who has a strong voice and can help the others keep their part. For the younger kids, maybe keep the groups to only 2, at least to start.
UPDATE: One thing I’m going to do in addition this year…for the song For Health and Strength I’m going to have each group stand when they sing the word “health” at the beginning, when they start their round. They will remain standing until they sing “Lord” at the end. This will help visualize which group is starting and which group is ending! Thanks for this idea that was posted on the FB Chorister’s group!
And if you want more Thanksgiving ideas, make sure to scroll down to my Thanksgiving “Label” over on the right side and I’ve got several posts linked there!
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > For Health and Strength and For Thy Bounteous Blessings.