With President Monson passing away this week, I thought it would be appropriate to do a special singing time dedicated to him. I will still quickly sing Here We Are Together
to welcome the new Sunbeams (in Jr. primary) and the new Jr. primary kids (in Sr. primary) and all the new teachers. See how I do that HERE
. I’ll just omit all the name tags so we can quickly welcome everyone. I will probably forgo my Article of Faith songs (see what those are HERE
) at the beginning of singing time as well and just do those the next few weeks.
I liked this idea HERE
that Renae posted on the Chorister’s FB Page HERE
. It is simple to implement and a way to sing LOTS of songs all while centered around President Monson. I created some visuals and added songs that related to the quotes to go along with the lesson plan (I did omit a few quotes because they were redundant and there is no way we’ll get through all 13 of these!).
I created documents with and without the suggested songs to sing in case you want to sing something else. Then I’ve also got a version without the quotes – mostly so those who need a translated version can just hand-write it in. If you want to make your own as a Word document or something similar, I downloaded the pictures from churchofjesuschrist.org HERE
MORE UPDATES: A request was made for more current quotes. I updated about half the quotes using the same song suggestions. You can find that update. If you want more quotes, find a great article HERE.
I used the photo of President Monson from my collection of pictures of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve apostles but you can simply download and print a picture HERE
For the activity, I’ll place the picture of President Monson on the chalkboard and we’ll talk about how he passed away this week. Then I’ll post his various quotes one at a time that relate to primary songs and we’ll sing the songs, posting the words as needed.
Tina, in the comments suggested listening to his final General Conference talk at the end. Great idea!