Once upon a time, this was my blog for Ward Activity Ideas. Since then, I have served in YW, and Mid-singles. Currently, I am leading the Primary Children's singing time. Thus, I have expanded this site to include anything LDS activity related.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine Cards for Sunbeams!

In our new ward, the hubs and I have been called to teach the sunbeams in Primary, and we love it! We thought since today is Valentine's Day, what better way to celebrate than to give our littles something special. 

After scouring the interwebs, while I found plenty of Christian-related and even LDS-related Valentine themes, many contained deep scripture or puns which honestly, while clever, are over a 3-year-old's head. I wanted something cute and simple and something that would let them know we love being their teachers. 

Luckily, we have 1pm church, which gave me plenty of time to whip these up. On our personal ones I added our names in place of teacher. In order to share, I've made this generic. But you can either write your name(s) underneath where it says teacher, or after dowloading the pdf, open file by right-clicking and select "open with" and then choose "word". This will let you customize! 

Good luck with your littles!




Friday, May 9, 2014

Primary Singing Time: A Song of Thanks flipchart

A SONG OF THANKS flipchart


Cute little song to sing around Thanksgiving.  No "practice" needed.  Play once through so the children can hear it and then sing.  They love this one!

Print my flipchart for FREE here: {{A Song of Thanks}}

Primary Singing: There Was Starlight on the Hillside flipchart

THERE WAS STAR LIGHT ON THE HILLSIDE flipchart


I love this song!  The children sound so beautiful when they sing it.  It's a very simple melody and easy to learn!

Print my flipchart for FREE here: {{There Was Star Light On the Hillside}}

Primary Singing: The Nativity Song flipchart

THE NATIVITY SONG flipchart



I know it's a bit early for Christmas, but while I'm uploading flipcharts to my google docs, I figured I'd post what I have so far.  By the way, it was a booger trying to find an angel without wings.  You're welcome.  :)


Here is the flipchart I created for verses 1 & 2 of "The Nativity Song".  Print for FREE here: {{Nativity Song flipchart}}

Primary Singing: A Prophet Lives Today, flipchart

A Prophet Lives Today flipchart


For the Primary Program this year we are singing "A Prophet Lives Today" (Clive Romney).  The sheet music can be found in the October 2003 "Friend" magazine.  {{A Prophet Lives Today sheet music}}

You can print my Free Flipchart HERE:  {{A Prophet Lives Today flipchart}}

Primary Singing Time: Mother Dear, I Love You So, flipchart

MOTHER DEAR Flipchart


Since the children are singing all three verses to "Mother Dear" on Sunday, I came up with this flipchart for practices.  This really helped the younger kids know the order.

Print your FREE flipchart for "Mother Dear" here: {{Mother Dear flipchart}}

Primary Singing Time: Mother's Day Memory Game

MOTHER'S DAY MEMORY GAME (w/ Pick-A-Flower game):



With Mother's Day this Sunday, I wanted to freshen things up and create a "mother" centered game.  I came up with this darling Animal Memory game.  Some of the Dads are taking over for the music during the Senior Primary singing time so the pianist & I can attend RS.  This will be easy enough for them to handle as well.  Of course, it can be played all month too.

PREP: Print out, cut, and laminate (optional) Memory Cards and flowers.  (Laminate flower pot too for safe-keeping.)  Using a wet-erase marker (if laminated), write a song on the back of each flower.  Using magnets or tape, place memory cards (face down), vase and flowers on board.

OBJECTIVE: Match a baby animal with the correct mama animal.

PLAY: Select a child to come up and turn two cards over.  If the 2 cards are a match (correct baby & mama animal), the child then gets to "pick" a flower from the vase.  The children then sing the song listed on the back of the flower.  After the song, another child is selected and the process is repeated.  If the child does not get a match when he turns the card over, the kids say in unison, "That's Ok, cuz You're a Child of God!".  Another child is then selected to have a turn.

WINNING: Continuing playing until all the cards have been matched, or until time runs out.  

NOTE: In games like these, if there are a few songs I really want to work on, I will put repeats on the back of the flower.  The kids like the suspense of whether or not they will choose a new song or a repeat song.  Sometimes, we've even sung the same song 3 times in a row.  When that happens, I really like to ham it up and say things like, "Wow, great minds think alike!", "Whoa! Again?  You must really know we needed to practice this piece!" or "Let's see if we get to move on or sing the same song."

Print your own version of the game for FREE here: {{Mother's Day Memory Game (baby animal memory)}}

Good luck and let me know how it goes!