Every year, I like to teach one song using ASL in primary (simplified ASL rather). So this year I’ll be teaching If the Savior Stood Beside Me
using ASL. When we sing it in the program, we’ll also sign with it. It provides great movement for the kids when learning it and definitely helps with memorizing the words. I have a post HERE
to help with teaching ASL if you need.
I’ll be using my lesson plan found HERE
when I taught it the last time. This week I’ll focus on the chorus then the 1st verse. Time permitting, I’ll pull out scarves and we’ll go over all the actions using scarves (details for using scarves and where I got mine are also linked with my ASL help post).
The lesson plan calls for passing out cookies at the end but since this Sunday is fast Sunday I’m going to bring them next week. I only like to bring treats into primary if it coincides with my lesson well – I’ve found that if I bring them too often and they fail to be a treat anymore ;). But it’s completely optional so do what works best for your primary.