Every month I like to take one week to review all the songs we’ve learned so far for the program (find more details HERE if you need). In January it’s obvious that we have none to review. So instead I like to do a PREVIEW of all the songs we’ll be learning for the year. And to do this, I present 2021 Sing-Along videos in singing time and the kids LOVE them!
Sing Along Hymns app
Create a YouTube Playlist
Sing-Along Videos Online
There are several sing-along videos on churchofjesuschrist.org HERE. Just be aware that not all the songs are included. Download what you need on to your device.
Sing-Along Flip Charts
Live Musical Performance
Now, to break up each song, I created this simple worksheet for the kids to fill out as they are watching.
I decided that we’ll only have 6 songs for our program. There are 2 songs that repeat in February and again in August and then May and July. With singing time still currently canceled, 6 will be plenty!
Odds are, some of your song choices are different than mine. I created a blank worksheet with 8 spots to fill in your program songs.
You can download these at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are at the bottom of this post. Both the blank version and the filled in version are in the same 2021 Sing-Along Videos document so print what you need.
If you want to edit the blank one to add in your songs, I know how to do it on a Mac (if you know how on a PC, leave a comment!):
- Download the singing time schedule PDF document
- Open the document in Preview and click on Tools > Annotate > Text
- A text box will appear in the middle of the document. Drag and drop it to where you’d like to type text
- Repeat with more text boxes (can copy and paste works well) until you’ve filled the document
You can also simply hand write the songs before you photo copy (the font I used is Cambria, size 24 if you want to try to edit this with a literal cut and paste ;).
So, dim the lights, dismiss the pianist ;), pass out a coloring utensil to all the kids, along with a worksheet and push “play.” I’m going to encourage the kids to sing along as much as they can and if there are songs they don’t know, they can go home and listen to their CD’s that were given at Christmas. Check out details on my CD HERE.
Home Centered or Virtual
Now, if your singing time is still accomplished with distance, never fear! This is an EASY activity to do! If you have a virtual singing time, simply play the videos and make sure the kids have a worksheet to fill out.
For home centered, send the link for the YouTube playlist listed above and the 2021 Sing Along worksheet. The kids can view the songs listed on the worksheet as they listen to the songs in the playlist.
And if you created a 2021 Doctrine and Covenants Digital Playlist, half the work is already done for you! They can simply scan the QR code to get to the YouTube playlist then fill in their worksheet! Check out my post for the Digital Playlist HERE.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Sing-Along Videos.