A mix of LDS Primary Singing Time ideas and fun crafts.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
made these wind wands or you could just use colored scarfs. 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.
These wands are great tools to sing a song over and over again. The kids love it. I have these direction cards and usually I will coreagraph something for the junior primary kids but I let the senior primary choose their own motions to do.
I will either write on the chalkboard or I will type out the words to the song. Then pick a wind wand card to do for each musical phrase. Make sure that the kids sing a long while they are using their wind wands. I like to remind them that it is singing time.
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.