2022 is going to be a great year in singing time! That said, my 2022 Singing Time Planner is now available to help get you organized and off to a great start!
I’ve seen LOTS of singing time planners out there. I personally like to plan a month ahead and this planner easily lets me do so. One exception is I like to have a yearly outline summary using the Music for Singing Time 2022 found HERE.
Along with to my annual digital playlist we hand out as a Christmas gift. Check out last year’s HERE. 2022’s digital playlist is coming soon!
What’s in the Planner
My 2022 Singing Time Planner lets you plan weekly, monthly or the entire year if you like! Personally, I like to plan monthly but do what works best for you and your primary!
Theme & Songs
The theme listed at the top of the page is simply Old Testament – pretty straight forward ;). It’s what we’re studying in Come Follow Me this year. The 3 songs listed below the theme are the monthly Music for Singing Time 2022 song suggestions.
Weekly Date & Topic
The date and topic coincide with each Sunday of every month! The weekly topic is from Come Follow Me-Primary. It may come in handy if you want to try and incorporate that topic into singing time somehow.
Weekly Suggested Songs
The songs that are randomly at the bottom of each weekly block are songs that are suggested in the Come Follow Me-Primary curriculum (as noted at the bottom of the planner). If a song was suggested in the primary curriculum and it’s already a monthly singing time song, I’ve left it off for that particular week because it’s already listed at the top of the planner. Clear as mud? 😉
How to Access
My 2022 Singing Time Planner can be downloaded from my Resource Library. To receive initial access to my Resource Library, click on the button at the bottom of this post and the link to my Resource Library will be emailed to you. If you’ve already joined and have access, go to my Resource Library link that was emailed to you. Filing instructions for locating my planner at my Resource Library are also at the bottom of this post.
Each monthly planner is its own document so you can easily print one at a time. If you want to fill in the document digitally before printing, here’s how!
I use a Mac so if it’s different on a PC, I apologize!
- 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 (copy and paste works well) until you’ve filled the document
I’ve left lots of space for you to cater this planner to your primary’s needs especially in the “Notes” section.
Using a Singing Time Planner
Our primary likes to sing during “Transition” time so I’ve added this to my schedule.
For 2022, our primary will sing “The Books in The Old Testament” during “Transition” time. So I simply write that in this section.
I will be creating an Interactive Bookshelf for The Books in The Old Testament. The kids will be able to fill in this poster during transition time. Check out my poster for The Book of Mormon HERE.
The “Singing Time” section is where you can fill in what you intend to teach during singing time. This is usually your focus area for singing time that week.
Some primaries still celebrate birthdays with a birthday song, or welcome visitors, etc. This is a way to accommodate any “other” singing you may do in singing time. It’s also nice just for some more writing space ;).
Ideas for the “other” section can include:
- The 2 suggested monthly Music for Singing Time songs that you aren’t teaching during singing time that month
- Suggested songs from the Come Follow Me – Primary curriculum (the ones written at the bottom of each weekly block)
- Wiggle/movement songs (great for Jr!). I have a Wiggle Worm Jar full of Wiggle Songs (just what those kids need coming from Sacrament Meeting!). Find details on that jar HERE.
I also have a blank singing time schedule that would work with any month and any year. You simply fill it out by hand or by using my instructions above.
Singing Time Schedule To-Go
Want to take planning your singing time one step further? I have a Singing Time Schedule To-Go utilizing my Singing Time Planner! The current month’s planner is all filled in, complete with to-go lesson plans, visuals, words to post and more! Better yet, it’s in one spot to easily download and print. To access it, subscribe to my Singing Time Schedule Subscription! Lots more details can be found here if you are interested:
If you want to see an overview of previous monthly singing time schedules to-go, you can check them all out HERE. I LOVE it and have received a wonderful response from those who utilize it – hopefully you will too!
Plan YOUR singing time
How do you like to plan singing time to keep yourself organized in this busy calling? Leave comments to help others out!
Seriously – if you are struggling with this calling, I would strongly encourage you to plan ahead! It will take the stress off your Saturday nights/Sunday mornings!
**I’m prone to mistakes – more than I care to admit and it can be terribly embarrassing!! So if you see any, PLEASE let me know ASAP!!
Also, if you struggle staying organized in this calling, you can scroll through all of my Staying Organized posts all found HERE. I go into a lot more detail about several items I’ve outlined above.
All my printables are free and can be downloaded from my Resource Library. Access to my Resource Library is sent to you via email and not linked here. If you need initial access to my Resource Library or need access sent to you again, click on the button below, fill out your information then check your email. Instructions for accessing each printable on my Resource Library are below the button. Check out my email tutorial HERE for more help.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Planner > 2022.