Your Primary will LOVE swimming in the pool during singing time with this summer scene singing time idea! Grab some pool noodles to swish down a water slide, dive off the board, float, splash, stroke and more! Any song(s) can be sung with this activity but below are also a few suggestions perfect for summer!
This idea is a variation from my winter scene singing time review activity that was a total hit last winter!! Find that lesson plan HERE then save it to use in 6 months ;).
Create a Summer Scene
First you need to create a summer scene on your board. There are several ways you can accomplish that.
- Draw everything all using chalk or dry erase markers
- Use my printables
Everything pictured above is available as a printable with the exception of the blue pool. That needs to be drawn on the board by hand (easy enough, right!?!). No need to fill it in, simply add a few blue waves.
The summer scene printables include:
- lounge chair & sign
- water slide & sign
- diving board & sign
- inner tube & sign
- beach ball & sign
- splash pad & sign
- swim laps & sign
Access my printables at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.
Print on card stock and cut out. Then I recommend you attach magnetic tape to the back. Check out my post HERE with more details on magnetic tape (my latest singing time obsession!).
Then also available to download are these 6 swimmers:
These are also available to download on my Resource Library. Print on card stock and laminate (optional). Then cut out and tape to a craft stick. I’m calling them “summer swimmers on a stick” for lack of a better name :).
Singing Time Office Supplies
Make sure to check out all the singing time office supplies I recommend you have on hand HERE. It will help simplify singing time for you each week!!
Singing Time Pool Noodle Rhythm Instruments
Now, what makes this activity really fun is incorporating pool noodles! I’d say pool noodles aren’t required, but they pretty much make the activity SO engaging that I recommend not skipping this part!
Making pool noodle rhythm instruments doesn’t require much time or effort! Check out this post HERE for creating your own for singing time!
Pool noodles in singing time are VERY veritile so totally worth the investment! Go grab a few while the stores still carry them during the summer months!
Singing Time Idea
So, now that you have your summer scene and swimmers set up, you are ready to
go swimming review in singing time!
Find any song(s) you need to review or want to sing! Songs can include:
- Primary program songs
- Summer themed 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 (change 2nd verse from “snow” to “sun”), Fun To Do p. 253 (change words to “swimming in pools”)
- Primary favorites
Post the words as needed like I do HERE.
Choose one of the 6 summer swimmers on a stick. As the Primary sings, hold it to move it to the various locations around the board. Then the Primary sings and moves their pool noodles as indicated on the sign where the swimmer on a stick hovers over.
When the summer swimmer on a stick is at the water slide, the Primary swishes their pool noddles side to side. The 2 pool noodle halves rub against each other back and forth on either side of the body. Similar to sliding down a water slide.
At the diving board, the Primary slaps the pool noodle halves together near their head then creates a diving motion with their arms. As if diving into water.
Have the Primary place pool noodles under their arms and float.
Toss pool noodles in the air and catch them. But try not to let them touch the ground!! If your Primary kids are familiar with the show Bluey, play Keepy Uppy ;).
Slap pool noddles on legs as if splashing water.
Rest from singing and place pool noodles on lap. Or for even more added movement, place them on the floor!
Hold pool noodles in hands and create large strokes with arms.
Once the song has finished and the summer swimmer on a stick has moved between the various summer scenes, switch to a new summer swimmer kid on a stick and a new song. Repeat until you run out of time! Primary children can optionally have a turn to move the sticks around the board.
Check out a demonstration video for this summer scene review activity (COMING SOON!). Sometimes a video is worth a thousand words and pictures ;).
Or watch it on YouTube (ALSO COMING SOON!). I’d love it if you’d like and subscribe while you’re there!
More Review Activities
Check out more singing time review activities HERE.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Summer Scene.