Family Band Singing Time Review

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Let your Primary lead a family band as you sing Families Can Be Together Forever.  All you need are these family band printables, some unsharpened pencils and ANY Primary songs!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Family Band Primary Singing Time Review Idea

My Primary LOVES leading music, whether they know the correct technique or not!  So let them lead anyway they like with these darling family band printables attached to some unsharpened pencils.

This original idea comes from A Children’s Songbook Companion.  It states:
Teach the children to conduct the song using traditional conducting patterns (See Children’s Songbook p. 301).  Consider letting them use new, unsharpened pencils as batons. 
 
You could also prepare the finger puppets illustrated.  Invite a child to direct the music by putting their pointer finger through the hole in one of the puppets.  or you could enlarge the puppet on a poster board and have a child put an arm through the hole to conduct
 
Camille's Primary Ideas: Family Band Primary Singing Time Review Idea

Family Band Printables

For this singing time activity, I created this family band review printable:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Family Band Singing Time Review lesson plan idea

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These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Family Band.

 

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Print (enough copies for each Primary child to have one band member) on card stock, laminate (optional) and cut out on the black line.  Hole punch the designated hole in each member’s arm then poke an unsharpened pencil about 1/3 of the way through.

Susan Fitch Family Band Illustrations

Susan Fitch illustrated these family member illustrations.  Find the mother and father clip art and the boy and girl clip art.  Susan makes us look SO good in singing time!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Family Band Primary Singing Time Review Idea

Family Band Singing Time Idea

In singing time, pass out a family band member to each child.  Post the words using this flip chart format as needed.

Camille's Primary Ideas: posting words for singing time, singing time flip charts

With your family member band pencils, perform multiple activities as you sing your song(s):

  • Tap the BEAT of the song on the back of the chair in front them (for children in the front row, place a chair in front of them to tap on or have everyone turn around and tap on their own chair).
  • Tap the RHYTHM of the song on the back of the chair in front of them.
  • Pitch lead (as the music go up or down, so does the pencil).
  • Teach the children to lead 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4 depending on the song.
  • Create physical movement for the children to make on rests or on certain phrases in the song.
  • Raise pencils when a word from the song talks about a member of the family (mom, dad, sister, brother, etc.)

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These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Family Band.

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2 thoughts on “Family Band Singing Time Review”

  1. Hi Camille, this is such a cute idea!! 🙂 I was just wondering if you pass out all of these to the kids and let them take them home or if you gather them again at the end? Also, do they do all the tapping, leading, etc with the pencils attached to the people? I'm guessing yes, but maybe I'm wrong. Thanks!!

  2. Hi Amy!
    I’m planning on just Keeper by the pencils afterward for another time. If I give them to the kids I’m sure they’ll just end up in the garbage.

    And yes, the people are always attached to the pencils during the activity.

    I hope that helps!

    ~Camille

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