I ended up teaching the Senior primary the “Jewish folksong” actions that Sister Pat Graham demonstrated on her video. It was a hit. The boys in the back would start standing tall and by the end of the chorus, they were down on their knees so they gradually got lower with the movement as we sang…glad they had fun with it! The Junior kids, I taught them the actions as I intended and it went over well. So well, that my little 3-year old was rolling his arms and clapping while singing “follow the prophet.” A success in my book!
I finally decided on using the GAK pictures instead of the Susan Fitch ones. I will be using the Susan Fitch artwork for the Memory Game here soon.I didn’t bother with the scripture references but instead had the kids tell me the story in their own words. I was amazed at how much they knew. There was one verse we got stuck – we couldn’t remember who the prophet was when Samuel was a boy in the tabernacle so we looked it up…Eli!I was wishing I had posted the words (don’t know what that is? Check the “Posting Words” tab above) to all the verses like I always do but that slipped my mind. I would have loved to have “guessed the prophet” and then brought out the words so everyone could sing. I’ll be doing that this week when we finish up.Then for Junior, the kids weren’t guessing the “Name that Prophet” very well so I held up each picture instead and they’d guess the prophet from there. Again, seeing if they could help me remember the story. I started to write the words on the board then stopped. I pretty much sang each verse to them and we’d all sing the chorus with actions together. The chorus was a great way to break up the prophet stories, but they were pretty engaged!
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Staci said, “I did it and I used the gospel art pictures. It was a very good singing time. We had great discussions in senior primary. We learned a lot about the prophets. My new sunbeams were so excited because they knew the song already. We stood up and added marching in place as we did the hand movements as we sang the chorus. I felt it was a success. I don’t know how well they really memorized the verses but they learned a lot. I’m excited to continue this next week with it. Thanks for your great help.”