Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Cardboard Box House

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This interactive cardboard box house turns into heaven on earth right before their eyes!  Your Primary will beg sing Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth over and over again with this singing time idea! 

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea

To pull off this cardboard box house, you simply need a few household supplies and these darling Susan Fitch printables.  It comes together in a cinch!

Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Printables

First, you need these printables to create your cardboard box house:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea
Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea
Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea
Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea
Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea
Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea

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Susan Fitch Printables

All these images come from various clip art kits from Susan Fitch.  Make sure to check out Susan Fitch Design and  Susan’s Etsy shop for all her artwork!

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Print on card stock.  Cut out the individual images (the house and heaven images do not need to be cut out).

Tape each printable (with the exception of the house, heaven, hearts and rainbow images) to an upside down plastic cup.  This helps them easily stand for the activity.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea

For the rainbow image, tape it to a plastic cup but with the cup upright.  Fill the cup with large paper confetti, paper hole punches, large sprinkles or something similar.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea

I also taped a craft stick to the back to keep it from flopping around (totally optional).  I filled my cup with large sprinkles found at Walmart (it’s just what I had at home).

I also numbered the cups so I know what comes when (see more details below).

Next you need a cardboard box.  Mine is 12″ x 15″ x 10″ from Walmart

Cut triangles out of the sides of the top flaps and tape to the front flaps.  This gives you a roof shape.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea

There should be extra space at the roof top which is good!  You’ll be moving items in and out of the box and this gives you easy access to the items inside.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea

Then tape the house image on one side of the box.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea

And the heaven image on the other side of the box.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea

The hearts are to remain separate and should not be taped to any cups or to the house.

Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Singing Time Idea

Before Primary, place all the printables taped to the cups inside the box.  Place the box on a small table with the hearts sitting closely to (maybe even slightly tucked under) the house.

Cover the box with a sheet or light blanket.  Post the words using this flip chart format as needed.

Camille's Primary Ideas: posting words for singing time, singing time flip charts

Tell the Primary that you and the teachers are going to sing the hymn Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth.  They are to simply watch and observe as you sing.

This is going to move fast so I suggest asking your pianist to slow down the pace, especially at first.

Display the following as the song is sung:

  1. Home can be: remove the sheet or blanket
  2. a heaven on earth: turn the box around to reveal the image of heaven
  3. When we are filled with love: place the 3 hearts inside the box
  4. Bringing happiness: place the flower image in front of the box
  5. And joy: place the tree image in front of the box
  6. Rich blessings from above: hold the rainbow above the house and drop confetti/sprinkles over the box
  7. Warmth & Kindness: place the grandparents image in front of the box
  8. Charity: place the dog image in front of the box
  9. Safety & Security: place the father and mother image in front of the box
  10. Making home: turn the box around to reveal the home image
  11. Apart of heaven:  turn the box around to reveal the heaven image
  12. Where we want to be: place the boy and girl image in front of the box

Cover the items with the sheet/blanket.  Ask the Primary what they saw and remember.  Take answers and write them on the board.

Review their answers by repeating the activity.  Repeat as many times as needed until all images are written on the board.

Time Permitting

Let children take turns performing the various activities.

Bear Testimony

Bear testimony that we can all make our homes like heaven by showing kindness and love to those we live with.

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These printables are filed on the Resource Library page under Song Title > Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth.

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