This SINGING TIME ORGANIZATION SERIES post focuses on limited resources or time. Is it possible to magnify your singing time calling when you have little time or money? Do you have to sacrifice one to have the other? Keep reading for the answers!
Don't Feel Inadequate Because of What Others Share
What if I Don't Measure Up?
Simple & Effective Singing Time Supplies
My advice to those who find themselves in a similar situation is to arm yourself with just a few simple supplies. These ultimately can be used for teaching almost ANY song (and this is assuming you have access to The Children’s Songbook!).
Gospel Art Book
This VALUABLE resource is not only church-approved, but very versatile! It’s simple to use and children love looking at pictures. A picture tells great stories, easily enhances the appearance of a simple lesson, and it’s relatively cheap!
A Children's Songbook Companion
This is also a VALUABLE resource. The lesson plans are, for the most part, simple to implement (lots of Q&A type things) and there is a lesson plan for every single song in the songbook.
This entire book is now available in a digital format for FREE available only on Camille’s Primary Ideas! Check out more details HERE.
“I think that no teaching aid surpasses, and few equal, the chalkboard: first, because it is simple to use, and next, because it is universally available—everywhere in the world you can get a chalkboard. You can use it to focus the eyes of your students while the main lesson is presented audibly. As you talk, you can put just enough on the board to focus their attention and give them the idea, but never so much that the visual aid itself distracts them.”
Zero to Little Prep Singing Time Ideas
I created a HUGE list with singing time activities that require zero to little preparation! It’s a resource that comes in handy!
It contains singing time activities in various categories that include:
- Singing Time Apps
- No Props Needed
- Only the Board
- Simple Items
- Quick Prints
Find more details HERE.
No Printer, No Problem!
A lot of the lesson plans found throughout my website can be catered so no printing is required. Get creative! If you don’t have the time to make homemade items and/or drawings, include others!
Youth groups including the Young Men and Young Women, Primary Boys and Girls Activity Days, even the Relief Society are ALWAYS looking for service projects! Simple supplies can be charged to the ward budget if need be.
Create a quarterly activity and come up with a list of items you need help each quarter. Trust me, their leaders will THANK YOU for helping them plan a service project that hits so close to home!
YOU Are Your Best Resource
Remember, YOU are your best resource. Your attitude and how you present yourself to the children will speak more loudly than your top-notch props.
What are your talents, strengths and resources you do have? Focus on those instead of what you lack! What items do you have around your home that you can turn into some clever singing time supplies?
Then learn simple actions to teach, feel the spirit together and have fun! The more you enjoy being in singing time, the more the kids will too! They will never know that you didn’t spend a lot of time and money on them. All they need is your love!
Singing Time Doesn't Require a lot of Time and Resources
How to Teach a Primary Song
You might also be interested in my post HERE called How to Teach a Primary Song. It utilizes a VERY simple method for teaching ANY Primary song.
Singing Time To-Go
If you still need a boost to your calling, I HIGHLY suggest you join Singing Time To-Go! You will want access to a printer to get the most out of this membership. But even then, modifications can ALWAYS be made.
Find more details about Singing Time To-Go here:
How Do You Teach with Limited Time and Resources?
More Singing Time Organization
These posts are part of my Singing Time Organization Series. You can find all my posts in this series HERE.