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December SingingTime Schedule

December in singing time is going to be full of singing and {MY FAVORITE} ringing!!  Check out below what I’ve got planned for singing time this month!

Camille's Primary Ideas: December singing time schedule

Don’t worry though, if you still need November’s singing time schedule, I’ve simply archived it HERE.

Camille's Primary ideas: November 2019 Singing Time Schedule with Lesson Plans for Search, Ponder and Pray, Tell Me, Dear Lord, Kindness Begins with Me and Thanksgiving, Fall and Autumn

My singing time lesson plans for December will include handbells EVERY Sunday this month.  If you don’t have a set of handbells and want to follow along with my schedule, make sure to order a set for your primary (more details can be found HERE).

Camille's Primary Ideas: Merry Bells

I LOVE using the handbells around this time of year!  We also sing in sacrament meeting on Christmas Sunday (the Sunday before Christmas) and use the bells when we perform.  If you plan on doing that too, make sure to get your bishop’s approval.

If they’re not approved for sacrament meeting, don’t let that deter you!  Just use them in singing time (make sure to drag the bishop in occasionally ;).  I’ll be pulling them out several times during the year as well so still worth the investment!

Camille's Primary Ideas Singing Time Planner

I’ve also been asked about a 2020 Singing Time Planner – and YES, it’s coming!  It will be available the week of December 2nd.  I’ve also been asked about my Interactive Bookshelf for the Book of Mormon (see what I did for the New Testament HERE).  I’m planning on having that available the week of December 9th.  Thank you for being patient!  This whole website remodel has set me back more than I’d like and I’m slowly recovering!

Camille's Primary Ideas The New Testament Interactive Bookshelf Poster

Beginning next year in January, I will be using my singing time planners exclusively!  I’ve finally come around to using my own materials – ha!  The Word document with my singing time schedule will be discontinued.

I’m also hoping to streamline a little better how I handle the transition period too (we like to sing during that time!).  More to come so stay tuned!

Now on to business!  See how I use my singing time schedule HERE!  Then download an editable and printable version of the below information HERE or use my December 2019 Singing Time Planner found HERE.

Camille's Primary Ideas: December singing time planner

My Heavenly Father Loves Me is a December song suggestion.  You can find my lesson plan HERE.  I will be teaching a modified version of this lesson plan to leave time to sing Christmas songs.

Camille's Primary Ideas: My Heavenly Father Loves Me Singing Time Lesson Plan Idea

You can find my lesson plan for When I Am Baptized HERE.  I’ve said this time and time again – this is one of my very FAVORITE singing time lesson plans!  However, since we recently sang this in August, I will be omitting it this month.

Camille's Primary Ideas singing time lesson plan for When I Am Baptized

Then I’ll have a lesson plan for Choose the Right Way coming soon!

Singing Time Schedule

December 2019

December 1st:

Welcome Song: Mary’s Lullaby p. 44

Opening Song: The Books in the New Testament p. 116

Lesson Song: My Heavenly Father Loves Me & p. 228 Christmas Bells p. 54

Activity: I’ll pull out the visuals to My Heavenly Father Loves Me found HERE and we’ll sing it through once as I reveal the images and the words posted.  That should leave plenty of time to play Christmas Bells on the handbells found HERE.  We’ll be using the chart for the obligato but the melody chart works great too!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Christmas Bells using handbells

December 8th:

Welcome Song: Stars Were Gleaming p. 37

Opening Song: The Books in the New Testament p. 116

Lesson Song: Choose the Right Way p. 160, Oh, Hush Thee, My Baby p. 48

Activity: I’ll have a brief lesson plan for Choose the Right Way (coming soon), leaving enough time to learn Oh, Hush Thee, My Baby which will utilize the bells (also coming soon!).  My thought is to have sr. primary boys learn the alto then have the bells play the optional “ostinato” played throughout the verse (see the end of the music in the songbook) and chords on chorus

December 15th:

Welcome Song: Have a Very Merry Christmas! P. 51

Opening Song: The Books in the New Testament p. 116

Lesson Song: Oh, Hush Thee, My Baby p. 48

Activity: Continue on with learning Oh, Hush Thee, My Baby on the handbells.

December 22nd: SING IN SACRAMENT MEETING – Oh Hush Thee, My Baby & Christmas Bells

December 29th:

Welcome Song: The Nativity Song p. 50

Opening Song: The Books in the New Testament p. 116

Lesson Song: The Nativity Song p. 52, It Came upon the Midnight Clear  Hymn 207, The Shepherd’s Carol p. 40, The First Noel Hymn 213, When Joseph Went to Bethlehem p. 38, Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful Hymn 202, Christmas Bells p. 54, Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus p. 36, O Little Town of Bethlehem Hymn 208, Who Is the Child? p. 46, Silent Night Hymn 204, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks Hymn 211, 

Activity: I found a 12 Songs of Christmas idea from The Friend that I turned into a singing time lesson plan last year.  Since I never used it, I’ll be using it this year!  Find details HERE.  Any songs that I have a handbell chart or actions (like When Joseph Went to Bethlehem), we’ll be using the bells or the actions!

Camille's Primary Ideas: 12 Songs of Christmas activity from the Friend

Check out all of my Christmas singing time lesson plans HERE.  I wish there was more time to sing everything!  I usually pull out my Christmas Singo the last week of the year so hopefully the kids aren’t too bummed!

If you are in charge of the entertainment for your ward Christmas party, check out details HERE for a bell choir!  Or my Christmas Sing-A-Nativity HERE is also fun!

Camille's Primary Ideas Primary Christmas Singo Singing Time Lesson Plan Idea

Looking ahead to next year, make sure to check out what I’ve got planned for Music in Singing Time 2020 HERE.

Music for Singing Time 2020

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