A mix of LDS Primary Singing Time ideas and fun crafts.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
When I Am Baptized
Here is another idea for the song When I am Baptized. If you look at the melody in the music the notes go up and down for each phrase much like a rainbow. We will talk about how the notes go up and down and then they will take their scarfs and make rainbows with their scarfs. Very simple but it is a sure way get the kids excited.
I made these wind wands or you could just use colored scarfs. I like that I have rainbow colored scarfs. That will make it that much more fun. I have enough for all the kids to play with one. Now before I pass these out the kids know that there are very strict rules whenever I give them some sort of object to play with. Some kids have a hard time controlling themselves and I don't want them to break my things and I don't want them to accidental hurt their neighbor.
My rules are:
Keep the wand in front of you
Don't hit your neighbor (even if it is an accident)
Only wave it when I ask you to
If they break the rules I (or the teachers) quietly take it away and they can try again next time. There is no arguing or anything. Just take it away. I have only had to take a wand away once and I have never had to take one away again.
I am a wife and mother of three. I graduated collage with a degree in teaching and an emphasis in music. I am currently teaching music to preschoolers and at the elementary level. I love teaching my children, as well as, other children about music.I am also the ward music director and primary music leader. Being the primary music director was one of the very first callings I received, at 17 years old. I know that this will not be the last time that I am called to teach primary music, so I like to make things for primary that I can use over and over again. I love crafting, scrapbooking and sewing. I have also started a craft shop on Etsy called Handcrafting Harmony. I make quiet books, freezer pop cozies, marble mazes and much more. I think there is something wonderful about creating something and it is such a great source of therapy to me. So I love family, kids, music, teaching and crafting.
The purpose of this blog is to give other fellow music directors ideas for singing time and for those crafters out there to see some of the things that I enjoy making.