Friends Are Fun and We Are Different are PERFECT primary songs to take into elementary classrooms for a Valentine’s Day class party! They emphasize kindness and being a good friend, perfect for elementary students! Use my bell charts to introduce a little music while you’re at it. So simple, kindergartners to 6th graders will enjoy this activity!
Check out my singing time “flip charts.” They vary slightly from the norm as these don’t contain any images or illustrations. Words only. They take up less space, less ink, are hands free and are WAY more versatile this way! But I promise you will LOVE how I use them!
Stop Singing Solos!
One of my best singing time helps is posting the words to almost EVERY song we sing in primary. I sing a wide variety of songs in the Children’s Songbook, many of which are unfamiliar to most of the primary and teachers (sometimes myself included!).
So to make sure you’re not up singing a solo every Sunday, post the words to most songs (unless it is a very familiar one or you’re working on memorizing it as part of your singing time activity).
Teachers will THANK YOU and actually SING because they appreciate having the words available! Try it!
TIP: If posting words isn’t feasible in your primary room for whatever reason, try posting 2 binders and having a “helper” help turn the pages.
Another added benefit of posting the words is there’s no need for kids to hold something similar in their hands (whether in a booklet form or on cell phones – ugh!!). Items in hands tend to become distractions.
How to Post Words
To post the words simply flip your binder over the back of the music stand. The words face out to the primary that I’ve placed in sheet protectors. I prefer the non-glare best, like these from Amazon (Amazon affiliate link):
Use them in the Program
Do this during the primary presentation too! The congregation has no idea the kids are using words and each little pair of reading eyes is on you. A total win-win!
Posting the words isn’t because the kids haven’t memorized the words (because trust me, we do our best to memorize all year long!). We usually just have a few semi-active kids show up for the presentation and this way, they are still able to participate.
I have also had comments from the congregation that they cannot believe how the children all have their eyes on me ;). It’s our little secret!
Alphabetical List of Songs
**If there’s a song you need, contact me and I’ll add it to the list!
Do As I’m Doing p. 276
Every Star is Different p. 142
Fun to Do p. 253
Hum Your Favorite Hymn p. 152
It’s Autumntime p. 246
Joy to the World hymn #201
Kindness Begins with Me p. 145
Love One Another p. 136
Nephi’s Courage p. 120
Praise to the Man hymn #27
Quickly I’ll Obey p. 197
Stars Were Gleaming p. 37
Make singing time easy!
Get it to go!
Singing time just got even easier! With my Singing Time To-Go, all you have to do is print! Be prepared for the entire month – every month!