This was probably, by far, my BEST lesson plan for senior primary! They responded SO well to all the musical theory! There are a handful of kids who take piano, but even my non-players knew a few musical terms (my little trouble-maker boy knew what TEMPO was!). The favorite for the kids was pulling out the metronome. They had a great time singing the song fast, then slow, then the right speed. Conducting with the wands was great too.The only downside was I didn’t get through it all! I rushed through the “slurs” and never made it to the harmony in the end. But, I’ll be adding that in before our program so no real loss. I’d definitely do this again with another song!
I used this in Senior today, and it was probably the best singing time I’ve had to date. Thank you so much for sharing!
I did this today as well. It went well. Everyone was involved. They learned and sang so well!! Thanks for the idea!!!
Here’s what Facebook commenters said:
I did it. The Sr. Primary was very engaged and I believe they learned quite a bit. They sang so expressively and lovely. I didn’t get to the leading with the wands and they were disappointed. The spirit was felt. Jr. Primary loved the wands, singing and freezing!! Overall I felt it went pretty good.
I didn’t get to it this week because we had another song/activity that went over. But I’ve got it all prepared for next week and will come back and let you know. I thought it looks like a fabulous idea. Tagging myself so I can find this post next week.
I did it this past week, and it was a big hit. Thank you!