My May 2020 singing time plans include teaching the song I Will Be Valiant. I was browsing through the May 2020 Friend online and found a simple way to teach this song in singing time!
I absolutely LOVE the various family night activities in the Friend that coincide with Come Follow Me! And I even love it more that I can double it up as my home centered singing time lesson plan for this Sunday!!
Find My Family Night Fun from the May 2020 Friend HERE.
To cater this lesson plan to be more home centered, I suggest watching and singing along to the the sing-along video here:
Then the lesson then suggests to:
print or draw some road signs that help you stay safe like stop signs, speed limits, and other warnings.
I’ve got some road signs here that I created for a previous singing time activity (bonus points if you can tell me which one – haha). I just slightly altered them to cater to this activity:
You can access my printables at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.
Print and cut them out prior to starting your lesson.
If you notice, I added a musical twist! The road signs have musical terms on them so whatever sign is held up, that is how you sing the song (use the key found on each page to help!).
The rest of the activity suggests to:
Take turns holding up the signs and having people follow them in pretend cars! What would driving be like without those signs?
You can also ask what singing would be like without the musical signs!
Repeat with various signs, while singing the song multiple times. Use the sing-along video as needed.
Get Creative (optional)!
If you really want to get creative, cut out and design some steering wheels from cheap paper plates! And REALLY REALLY creative would be to make some cardboard box cars (I have a limit and my family definitely WON’T go that far!).
You can also do these activities with paper plates and each sign:
- Crescendo: lift paper plates wheels up to indicate when to sing louder
- Staccato: move steering forward and back as you sing choppy
- Fermata: Have the pianist hold various notes and hold the paper plates out as you hold those notes
- Decrescendo: lower paper plates wheels up to indicate when to sing louder
- Piano: twist the paper plates gently to indicate quiet or soft
- Metronome mark: use the Pulse – Metronome Tap & Tempo app (or an actual metronome) to find 120 decibels and lift and lower the paper plates to that tempo
- Forte: twist the paper plates quickly to indicate loud
- Slur: move the paper plates to create a large rainbow with each phrase, holding the breath for each phrase
Make sure to check out more of my home centered singing time ideas HERE.
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These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > I Will Be Valiant