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 2022 Sing-Along videos in singing time and the kids LOVE them!
Gospel for Kids app
…the Gospel for Kids App was released last May for Android phones and was just updated Jan 5th this year!
Then I recommend watching this on a TV screen. I have more details on how I do that HERE.
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.
Our program will only have 7 songs for our program. There is one song in January that repeats in July. 7 songs in our program fits pretty well with our size primary.
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.
No Printer, No Problem!
Write the name of the songs on the board and as a primary take a vote for if they know them or not. Or another option is to pass out blank sheets of paper and have the kids write their own names of the songs. The younger kids can simply color a picture.
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 2022 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 the Digital Playlists that were given at Christmas. Check out details on my Digital Playlist HERE.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Sing-Along Videos.