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The Still Small Voice

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Teach the primary song The Still Small Voice at home or in singing time using a simple “Socks Box” idea!  Your kids will repeat this song over and over again with this engaging activity!

Camille's Primary Ideas: The Still Small Voice singing time idea using a socks box

DIY Socks Box

My socks box isn’t finished yet (the image above is some random one I found on the internet, haha).  I want my kids to create it as part of our lesson on Sunday ;).  But to make your own, simply cut holes on the short sides of a large shoe box (save those back-to-school shoe boxes!).  Preferably a box with the lid that is attached to the top – but not mandatory.  It will just be easier to keep the lid on this way.

Then you might want to create some sort of latch to keep the lid closed.  (Maybe a button and a rubber band – any better ideas? A piece of tape?).

The holes need to be big enough for a child’s hands to fit through.  Then hot glue, staple or tape the tops of old socks over the holes (again, perfect for all those old summer socks that will be replaced with new ones).  This will help hide the images.  Stay tuned for our finished product!

Using the Socks Box

My idea comes from the #3 object lesson found HERE. It coincides perfectly to help teach the message of the song, The Still Small Voice.  Here’s what it says:

Use an object lesson (see “Object Lessons,” TNGC, 164) to show how to recognize the Spirit. Prepare a “box with socks” by cutting two holes, about three inches (8 cm) in diameter and about six inches (15 cm) apart, in the bottom of a box. The box should be large enough to allow a child to put his or her hands in it, but small enough to be held up for the Primary to see. Line the holes with the cut-off tops of two old socks. Staple these in place, being sure that the staple ends go into the box so they will not scratch anyone. Lining the holes with socks will prevent the child from seeing through the holes.

Without letting the children see the item, put a familiar item in the box, close the top, and turn the box on its side. Hold up the box or place it on a table, and ask a child to insert his or her hands through the socks and try to figure out what is inside. Open the top of the box so the Primary children can see what the item is. Repeat the activity with different children and objects. Explain that we can easily identify objects that are familiar to us.

Next, give the children objects that are less familiar. If the child cannot name the object, ask him or her to describe the way it feels.

Compare the box experience with recognizing the promptings of the Holy Ghost. When we are familiar with the Spirit, we know what it feels like and can easily recognize it. However, when we have not had many experiences with the Spirit, we might not easily recognize the Spirit.

As each of the children come up for a turn to either feel for a familiar or unfamiliar item, sing the song The Still Small Voice.  You can play it on the Sing-Along app or using the church’s website HERE.

Post the words as necessary using my posting words documents found HERE.  Swap out items between singing the song.

It might be fun to put the familiar and unfamiliar items in the box that relate to the words in the song.  But it’s completely optional!

Familiar Items

  • CTR Ring (do what’s right)
  • Flashlight (light)
  • Rope (guide or direct)
  • Teddy Bear (save/safe)

Unfamiliar Items

  • Cotton ball or piece of cotton or feather (still,  soft, small)
  • Piece of fabric or very small blanket (comfort)
  • Alarm clock (can warn you of danger)
  • Envelope (messenger from Heavenly Father)
  • Stop sign (know where to go)

I found this idea from the June 2019 Friend HERE that gave me a few ideas I loved!

Camille's Primary Ideas: The Still Small Voice singing time idea using a socks box

After the activity, make sure to tie in the box experience with recognizing the promptings of the Holy Ghost as stated in the activity:

Compare the box experience with recognizing the promptings of the Holy Ghost. When we are familiar with the Spirit, we know what it feels like and can easily recognize it. However, when we have not had many experiences with the Spirit, we might not easily recognize the Spirit.

Make sure to check out more of my home centered singing time lesson plan ideas HERE.

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2 thoughts on “The Still Small Voice”

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    If you have a Mr. Potato Head toy, use one of the ears from that inside the box. It could be for the repeated “Listen” words of the song. I also have a realistic ear eraser (Google Van Gogh “Ear”aser, ha!)

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