I’m pulling out the same activity I’ve done in years past (2016 found HERE, 2015 HERE and 2014 HERE). I’ve just updated all the information to be 2017! It’s been a lot of fun both Senior and (a simplified version) for Junior. This activity will take at least 2 weeks OR would be a fabulous 5th Sunday if you happen to have the whole time. There’s also a variation I’ve listed below that omits cards so it can be completed in one 20-minute singing time.
My documents include August which I personally didn’t print but thought it might help others to review for the program later on this year). I printed mine on a fun neon yellow colored paper this year just for kicks.
Dare to Do Right
and The Wise Man and the Foolish Man
were VERY popular choices for March and July so if those happen to be your song choices, they are the 2nd to last page of my document (don’t print that page if you don’t need it). If you have completely different song choices for April and July, I found most of the Mad Gab/Mumbles songs from the Chorister’s Facebook post HERE
and just slightly altered a few. I’ve also got a direct link to that document if you are not a member of the group. The last page of my document to download/print are 2 blank April and July sheets for you to be able to simply write in your own (again, don’t print this page if you don’t need it).
If you need some Mumbles/Mad Gabs for songs that are not listed, I’d suggest posting on the FB Choristers group – you’ll get some amazing answers as I’m really not that clever to come up with them on my own! Then if you find some good ones, leave a comment here to help others out.
Here’s how to use them in primary:
For Senior, divide the primary into 2 teams. If you have a large primary, divide into more. Give each team a bell (I just use 2 of my handbells but any bells will do). Draw the first card and face it to the teams. The first team to ring their bell with the correct answer wins that card. If the answer is incorrect, the next team to ring the bell gets to answer and possibly win, etc.
For Junior, there will be no teams and no bells. I’ll give as many hints as possible and we’ll try to solve the card together. I will call on good singers to come speak the cards into the microphone (with help if need be). When the song cards are called, we sing the song using most of the activities we’ve done all year with them HERE
(don’t use this activity, scroll down to see the links to all the various activities associated with each song).
Here’s the activity you do with each card:
Monthly Theme Cards: Fill in the correct missing words (I plan on keeping my 2017 outline handy as all the answers are easily found there!). No singing with these cards.
Monthly Song Cards: They are the Mad Gab/Mumbles cards. The kids will have to figure out which song it is. When it’s been guessed, sing the song.
Monthly Scripture Cards: For Senior Primary, it is a scripture hunt. The kids have to find the scripture passage in the scriptures and read it (you may need to get a few sets of scriptures from the library). Again, the 2017 outline will come in handy for the little kids. No singing with these cards, with the exception of the Article of Faith song that is included with this year’s theme.
If you are short on time, I’d omit all the Monthly Scripture Cards. If you are even shorter on time, omit the Monthly Theme Cards as well. The Mad Gab/Mumbles make a great activity on their own too!
Here’s a quick view of all the cards if you are interested: