Teach Faith in Singing Time Using Eggheads 1st Verse

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Teach Faith in singing time by growing these eggheads!  Your primary will love watching these grow as they learn more about faith and relating it to planting seeds!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Faith singing time ideas using eggheads 1st Verse
The original idea for growing these fun egghead plants is from the PML FB group HERE.  Thank you to those who contributed to that post and all the information!
 
Now, this takes a little planning ahead.  Start by gathering egg shells (hit up a few of your neighbors if need be!).  One for each primary child.  When you crack them, make sure you only crack open the top (leaving 3/4 of the egg intact) as you want them to look like little “heads.”
 
I buy my eggs by the 5-dozen at Costco so I saved the carton for storing/transporting them.  I need about 60 eggs for my primary so this was perfect…
Camille's Primary Ideas: Faith Singing Time Lesson Plan Idea using seeds

Once you have your egg shells, fill them about halfway full with potting soil.  The kids WILL NOT be filling their own egg with dirt – can you imagine the mess?  Ha!

Then you need a bowl full of seeds or wheat kernels (which is what I used).  And a little teaspoon or any spoon will work.  The children will be sprinkling the seeds into the soil-filled eggs.

You also need these printables:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Faith First Verse Singing Time Ideas using actions and 4-corners

Access these printables at my Resource Library.  Instructions for accessing the Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.

Print on card stock, laminate (optional) and cut out.  Place the cards in a bowl or bag.

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Then you need these coordinating printables:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Faith First Verse Singing Time Ideas using actions and 4-corners
Camille's Primary Ideas: Faith First Verse Singing Time Ideas using actions and 4-corners
Camille's Primary Ideas: Faith First Verse Singing Time Ideas using actions and 4-corners
Camille's Primary Ideas: Faith First Verse Singing Time Ideas using actions and 4-corners

Also access these at the Resource Library.

Print on card stock, laminate (optional) and cut out.

Singing Time Idea

Pass out a square card to each child. 

Place the picture of the sun on the board with the coordinating phrase.  Sing the phrase.  After you sing it, invite the children who received the sun square to sprinkle about 1/2 tsp. of seeds into an egg.

While they are planting their seeds, the rest of the primary sings the song through to the phrase that’s posted on the board.  

Also also ask these questions in between each phrase:

  • How are you showing faith by simply believing the sun will rise?
  • How are we showing faith when we pray?
  • How is faith like a seed and what must we do to help our faith grow?
  • How do we feel that we have faith?
TIP: Have a presidency member oversee the planting so you can continue teaching.
By the end of singing time, each of the 4 pictures should be placed on the board, all the children will have “planted” seeds in an egg, the phrases will have been discussed, and the song will have been sung several times.
 

After the song is learned and time permitting, have the kids only sing the line of the picture that they received.  Then have them trade pictures with a neighbor and repeat until everyone has sung each phrase.

Finish Planting Seeds

After primary, add a little more dirt over all the wheat, gently water and place in the sun.  Then show YOUR faith and watch it grow over the next week until you use it to review at the end of the month!
 

For the review activity, we will be cutting the egg’s “hair!”  Find that HERE.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Faith Singing Time Lesson Plan Idea using seeds

More Singing Time Ideas

Find even MORE singing time ideas for teaching the primary song, Faith in singing time HERE.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Faith Singing Time Ideas using actions and 4-corners

Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:

These printables are filed on the Resource Library page under Song Title > Faith.

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15 thoughts on “Teach Faith in Singing Time Using Eggheads 1st Verse”

  1. Hey just wanted to share what we did. I decided to do a little interpretive dance to this song. I brought a big flowing dress and made up my own exaggerated moves. I told the kids that sometimes we feel a little embarrassed to show our faith but if we practice we can become comfortable showing what we believe even if we feel different.

    In order to get them moving I started out with playing a selection from a tape my Mom had called "Primary 1 Nursery Musical Activities". This tape is a real gem and I plan on using it much more. I bet you would like it also and since I cannot seem to find it on the web I plan on making it into a CD and getting it to you some how. Some form of payment for all the help you are giving to me and others that follow your website. Thanks a ton.

    Heather Heward – Moscow ID

  2. Camille,

    I used to come to your blog weekly when I was primary chorister and needed to get a visual for another reason. Coming back to your blog brought back so many great memories of primary music and how beautiful your ideas are. Thank you for putting this effort into this blog.

    Janis

  3. I try to do the least amount of prep work possible 🙂 , so I thought I'd post for others out there like me. For this lesson I just didn't grow any plants. I thought about just doing one plant, but decided not to. I still posted the larger pictures that went with the song on the board and taped the mini pictures under each chair. Then we would briefly talk about the first picture on the board (the sun). Then we would sing the whole song through and the kids would stand up when we sang the phrase that matched their picture. Then I had them swap pictures and repeat! The kids love standing and sitting. I've found when you get their bodies involved, they are more involved and totally focused on the song. Thanks for the pictures and ideas!

  4. Camille, I didn’t see the comment about soaking the wheat berries before planting them before we planted yesterday in Primary. (The kids loved this, by the way, and I am really looking forward to taking the eggs back so they can see how they have sprouted–fingers crossed!) Anyway, I was wondering how you watered yours and how often. I don’t want to over- or under-water, and they just seem too dry to me the way I am doing it. Thanks a million times over for your wonderful ideas and resources!

    1. Hi Melissa!

      My usual rule of thumb for watering any plants is when they look dry, I water them. It’s usually about once a week, but if they look like they need more water, bump it up to twice a week. I didn’t soak my wheat berries and they great wonderfully! Maybe they would have sprouted sooner if I did. Good luck!!

      ~Camille

  5. Hi Camille,

    I can’t find the larger prints of the heart, seed, etc in the resource library, only the small ones for each child. Is there somewhere else I should look?

    Thanks

    1. Hi Michelle!

      It’s all in one document. The page with the smaller cards is the first page and the large images are right after it. I hope that clarifies.

      ~Camille

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