Did You Think To Pray? Melody Map Review

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Review Did You Think to Pray using a simple melody map drawn on the board.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Did You Think To Pray singing time ideas using melody maps

Reminder Strings

To review, you will need the string sticks (or tied strings) used in the lesson plan HERE

Camille's Primary Ideas: Did You Think To Pray singing time ideas using string tied around fingers

Before primary, draw both pages of the following melody map on the board:

Did You Think to Pray singing time idea using melody maps

Download these files to use as a guide (just don’t write the words in until primary as those are the answers!).  Access my printables at my Resource Library.  Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.

Singing Time Idea

To begin, have the primary sing through the entire verse and chorus as they try to figure out what the melody map is.  Post the words as needed like I do HERE

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

 Take answers.

Tell them it’s called a melody map.  Show the kids how to move their hands up or down as the dots and lines go up and down.  This is called pitch leading or moving your hand up or down as the notes go up or down.

Pass out the strings/sticks and have them move their sticks/fingers to the same movement as the dots and lines. 
 
Then have them fill in the answers to the lines on the melody map by answering the following questions (do the chorus first):

Directive Listening Questions

CHORUS

  • Pitch lead to find a word that means tired and write it on the melody map [wea-ry]
  • Pitch lead and find out what can change the night to day [prayer]
  • Pitch lead to find the rhyming word for weary [dreary]
  • Pitch lead and find out the rhyming word for day [pray]
  • What is the string reminding me about? [don’t forget to pray]
1st VERSE
 
  • Before you left your room this morning, what should you do? [think to pray]
  • What word does the song say that means before? [ere]
  • Listen for another name for Jesus [Christ our Savior]
  • What does the song say instead of ask? [sue]
  • What was the favor you asked for? [shield]

Sing one last time with all the answers filled in.  Time permitting, gradually erase the words, then the lines and eventually the dots.

Bear Testimony

Bear testimony of the importance of praying.

Video Demonstration

Check out my quick demonstration video for teaching Did You Think to Pray using the melody map in singing time using this lesson plan:

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More Singing Time Ideas

Check out more singing time ideas for teaching Did You Think to Pray? in singing time HERE.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Did You Think to Pray Singing Time Ideas using melody maps and string reminders

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These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Did You Think To Pray?.

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