I jump at any chance to pull in activities from The Friend into singing time! And the March 2019 issue has a great one to do just that! It’s entitled Lots of Ways to Say I Love You – perfect for Valentine’s Day in singing time!
Every month, I LOVE (pun totally intended!) to take a week off and sing something seasonal or holiday related (find more details HERE on my monthly routine). And in February, that means Valentine’s Day! The world needs more love so why not spread more of it in singing time? There are SO many primary songs on love! This Valentine’s Day singing time activity uses quite a few!
I slightly modified this activity from The Friend HERE to incorporate primary songs relating to love. You can definitely use it as is – there are a few hymns referenced already. But to ensure we land on lots of singing squares, I added lots of primary songs on love!
Primary Songs about Love
Here are the primary songs I added:
- Jesus Said Love Everyone p. 61
- Reverence is Love p. 31
- Love One Another p. 136
- I’ll Walk With You (3rd verse only) p. 140
- I Love To See The Temple p. 95
- We Are Different p. 263 (3rd verse only)
- Love is Spoken Here p. 190
- Where Love Is p. 138
- I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus p. 78
- Teacher, Do You Love Me? p. 178
- Mother, I Love You p. 207
- I Feel My Savior’s Love p. 74
- A Happy Family p. 198
- 20 x 30 JPEG or PDF poster you can print at Costco or your local printer
- Printer-friendly print-at-home tiled version that prints on 8 sheets of regular printer paper (I suggest using card stock and laminating)
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And if you don’t want to print at all, this can easily be drawn on the board!
Valentine’s Day Activity
The activity is simple! Hang your game board. Use large magnets (see what I suggest HERE) as your game markers.
Divide into teams or simply have 1 marker and the entire primary plays together.
Roll a die. These large foam dice HERE are my favorite! But any dice will work.
Whatever number is rolled is the number of spaces the marker will advance. Do what’s in the square. If you land on say “I love you” have the primary say, “I love you.” If you land on a scripture verse, read that scripture.
I created these scripture printables for reference that you can also hang on the board:
These are also filed in my Resource Library.
If you land on a song, sing that song (I recommend singing one verse)! Make sure to post words like I do HERE for any songs that are unfamiliar (hopefully there are lots – get the kids engaged with new songs!!). If you need an extra boost, play the songs on your phone/CD.
You can do more than just sing when a song is rolled! Every time the word “LOVE” is sung, children can stand up, create a heart shape with their hands, put their hands over their hearts, ring a bell, whatever!
Or, my preference … pass out suckers for them to raise when the word “LOVE” is sung. They can eat their sucker afterwards! An editable prop – LOVE it!! I got these at Sam’s Club and they are perfect! Attach it to this card HERE from Susan Fitch for the perfect Valentine’s gift!
If you have the primary playing together, simply see how far you can get with the allotted time. If you have teams, the first team to the end wins! If you finish and still have time, start over again!
Make sure to scroll through all my Valentine’s Day singing time lesson plans HERE.
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These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Valentine’s Day > Lots of Ways to Say I Love You.