Praise to the Man – 3rd Verse

Ok. So here’s the follow up for “Praise to the Man”. For the 3rd verse, I went back to the same website Teaching LDS Children to print the pictures that she used. I did not however, follow her teaching plan with them. What I did was I started out with the 1st page  and had the kids say the words. Then I had them sing it.

I posted the words on the board, along with the pictures that were provided. I called on children, to find pictures that would help us memorize this first set of words.

These are the pictures I chose to use for these words. It’s up to you what pictures you think would help the kids. The kids enjoyed coming up and deciding what pictures would be the best. Then I had the kids sing  just these words a couple times with the pictures.

Then I repeated the whole thing with each page of words.

I had the kids sing the whole verse a couple of times with the pictures covering the words.

After the kids seemed pretty confident, I took away the words and only had the pictures. I had them sing it through a couple of times and they did pretty well. Tomorrow will be the final run through of this song. I plan to bring the pictures only, scramble them and see if the kids can put them in order.

Praise to the Man

This was a hard song to teach. Raise you hand if you agree with me. Uh huh. That’s what I thought. I knew when tackling this song, I would have to really help the kids with the big words. Some of the big words were even hard for me. It’s not everyday that I use the word extol. Whenever I am last minute, there are a couple of other websites that I go to for help. One of them is Teaching LDS Children. This lady has some awesome teaching ideas. I saw her idea for Praise to the Man, which was kind of what I had had in mind. She had everything ready to print, so I happily clicked on the print button and used it for primary that morning.

It worked out pretty well. The younger kids are a little harder to teach, but they did an awesome job tackling those hard words. Seeing a 5 year old say “kings shall extol him and nations revere” so articulately made me smile. Now it was time to review.

I printed out another set of the words, then proceeded to cut out all the hard words from the song. With the senior primary, I divided them into two groups. I had one of the counselors supervise one group, while I did another. They were at two separate boards so they wouldn’t see each other. Each group basically had to put the words in order of how they came in the song. They had to work together. It was cool because you could see them singing the song softly to themselves and helping each other out. This was the result of the two groups.

What I then did was had them “check it” by singing the song and going down the list to see if group 1 had their list correct. We did the same thing with group 2. This was my way of getting them to sing the song more than once for review. They could see the mistake in group 1’s, but was able to fix it. It you have a huge primary, then you may need to split them up into more groups so that they’re manageable.

I knew I couldn’t do this for the younger groups, so we arranged the list together as one whole group. They did pretty good. I called on one child at a time to pick the word they thought should go next. If they weren’t sure, the rest of the kids helped them out.

Stay tuned for verse 3.