April is a “your choice” song! To pick my April song, I looked at April’s theme for the month and started from there (it helps our program jive a little better). April’s theme is “Jesus Christ Restored His Church in the Latter Days.” Here are my suggestions (which I picked from the “Restoration of the Gospel” topic found under the Topics section in the back of the Children’s Songbook!):
- An Angel Came to Joseph Smith p. 86
- The Golden Plates p. 86
- On a Golden Springtime p. 88 – this is what I chose this year
- The Priesthood Is Restored p. 89**
- The Sacred Grove p. 87
- This Is My Beloved Son p. 76 (find my lesson plan HERE)
- The Church of Jesus Christ p. 77 (find my lesson plan HERE)
**Pat Graham has a lesson plan for teaching this song. Watch it on her workshop video HERE
(it’s part 3 at about 11:50 minutes)
For ideas for teaching the other songs, I’d reference the following:
A Children’s Songbook Companion. Find details of this book HERE.
Sugardoodle HERE and search for the song alphabetically.
Google, Pinterest, Facebook (Chorister’s Group HERE), or other singing time blogs of course!
There are a few good hymns that go along with this month as well:
Praise to the Man (find my lesson plan HERE)
We Thank Thee, Oh God For a Prophet (this is a good May song choice too! Reference the 2018 Outline HERE in May for teaching tips)
Leave a comment with what you’ll be teaching this month to help someone else decide!