March 2012 Week 1 “God Speaks through Living Prophets”.

UPDATE (3/3/12):

This is an update because I posted this presentation last year. This presentation will go well with this week’s theme being “God Speaks through Living Prophets”

As for the flipchart I used, I of course found it on Sugardoodle. A wonderful sister by the name of Carrie put the images together with the words. You can find that link here.

Good news!! I finally found a minute and was able to upload the pdf for my bees. You can print them by clicking here. Thank you for your patience!

This month’s song for the Primary Program is “Stand for the Right”. I’m a little late with this post, but I figured, better late than never. So here’s what I’ve been doing with my primary kids.

After singing the song a few times through, I played some bee sounds for the kids. I have a digital voice recorder which I hid. I played it for the kids and they had to guess what was in my bag. I had my beehive in there.  After a few guesses, I pulled it out of my bag. I thought of making this, of course, Saturday night at 11pm (church is at 8am).

I happened to have some white poster paper and a big shoe box. I drew the beehive and cut out the opening. I applied double-sided tape to the edges of the shoe box. My recommendation is to hot glue it instead. I was too lazy to get out mine. Don’t follow my example.

These are the bees I made to go in the beehive. I talked about how other prophets have instructed us on things we should do that Heavenly Father wants us to do. I then discussed about how Pres. Hinckley talked about the “6 B’s”.

I picked a reverent child to come pick a bee out of the beehive. I would play the bee noises when they would do this. The kids got a kick out of it, thinking that the bees might sting them. It was fun too because they couldn’t figure out where the sound was coming from. When they picked out a bee, we discussed an example of that characteristic. I then replaced the first “Be True” with one of those other “Be’s”, then I had the kids sing the song.

For example: OUR PROPHET HAS SOME WORDS FOR YOU, AND THESE ARE THE WORDS “BE SMART, BE SMART”, AT WORK OR AT PLAY, IN DARKNESS OR LIGHT. BE TRUE, BE TRUE AND STAND FOR THE RIGHT.

This was my way of having the kids practice the songs a few times. It seemed to work.

 

Which Song?

I used this last Sunday to review the 3 program songs we have been learning. What I decided to do was play a game.

I printed out the three titles for the songs.

I put the song titles up on the board. At church I used the chalkboard because there is way more space. All the papers on the floor you see is not a mess made by any of my children. It was me. Actually, it’s the lyrics of the three songs. All the clipart was through sugardoodle.net. STAND FOR THE RIGHT – I used Carrie Dziabczenko’s flipchart found here, I WILL FOLLOW GOD’S PLAN – I used Laurie Phelps’ flipchart found here, and IF I LISTEN WITH HEART – I used here coloring book pdf found here. I just pasted the pictures onto colored paper. Easy.

The child selected, had to choose a paper. On the other side of the paper was part of the lyrics to one of the songs. All they had to do was decide which song it belonged to.

Which song does this one belong to? It rhymes with “If I’m missin’ with my Chart” . . . you got it! “If I Listen With My Heart”.

See if you can guess the next one . . . this one rhymes with “Hand bore the Sight”. Oooooh, you’re good, “Stand for the Right”.

Ok, last one. No clues this time, I know you can do it. . . . that’s right! “I Will Follow God’s Plan”.

When doing this game, there isn’t a lot of singing, but I think that that’s ok beacuse you are still reviewing. At one point, I did have them sing the songs, as a review. When we did sing, I picked a child to use our singing aides. They could pick the pictures to use to make the kids sing: FAST/SLOW, LOUDER/QUIETER, or STOP/GO. Hope this helps anyone.