Celebrate the 4th of July in singing time with this singing time fireworks activity! Your Primary will have a literal BLAST! it’s also easy and fun and sing any songs you like … perfect for a summer holiday weekend!!
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Patriotic Primary Songs
First, choose the songs you want to sing! They can be patriotic themed, summer themed or program songs you want to review!
The Children’s Songbook suggests these Patriotic songs:
- My Country p. 224
- My Flag, My Flag p. 225
- The Twelfth Article of Faith p. 131
Then there are several in the hymnbook:
- America the Beautiful hymn #338
- My Country, ‘Tis of Thee hymn #339
- The Star-Spangled Banner hymn #340
- God Save the King hymn #341
The Children’s Songbook suggests these summer songs:
- All Things Bright and Beautiful p. 231
- In the Leafy Treetops p. 240
- My Heavenly Father Loves Me p. 228
- Oh, What Do You Do in the Summertime? p. 245
- Rain Is Falling All Around p. 241
Once you have your list of songs, write the names on small slips of paper.
Confetti Party Poppers
Or make your own using this video tutorial:
You need enough party poppers for each of the songs you want to sing. Also, if your Primary is separated into Jr. and Sr. primaries, you will need 2 sets.
So for instance, if you have Jr. and a Sr. primary and want to sing 7 songs, you will need 14 party poppers (or 7 poppers for each Primary).
Then, using tweezers, lift the cardboard end of the party popper, insert the slip of paper, then popped the cardboard end back into place…
Singing Time Idea
For singing time, choose a firework and pop it out toward the kids. Out will “explode” (it just pops out – there is no explosion at all!) the confetti and the slip of paper with the song to sing.
Patriotic 4th of July Ways to Sing
Now, so you don’t just sing each song, do some patriotic activities to do with each song:
- Stand at attention and cover your heart with your right hand as you sing
- Wave a flag (wand or scarf) as you sing to the beat
- Sing loudly when the flag is raised and sing softer when it’s lowered
- Stand like the Statue of Liberty as you sing
- Kneel reverently for those who lost their lives for their freedom
- Volley the song phrases using a flag from one side to the other
- Tap on head with flag, hum, buzz or oooo if tapped
- Use scarves or ribbon wand movements (cards found HERE) using the flags
- March in place as if marching in a parade
- Drum the rhythm on your knees
- Have a moment of silence (don’t sing) when the flag is raised
- Choose a “firework” word to listen for throughout the song and then pop up when sung
More Patriotic Singing Time Ideas
Make sure to check out all of my patriotic and 4th of July themed singing time ideas HERE.