Thanksgiving Music Corn Shakers Activity
Fun, hands-on Thanksgiving music activity. Your preschool or pre-k kids will loving making their very own corn shaker for a harvest or Thanksgiving theme.
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Looking for a new toddler activity? This one is fun, easy and engages fine motor skills - plus it's just cool to make your own musical instruments! Chelsea from @twotwentyone shares the step-by-step on our blog.
Mother's Day Medley
Love Is Spoken Here, I Often Go Walking, & We'll Bring The World His Truth Sorry to disappoint, as this is pretty bare boned folks... but I changed the key to make them all pretty easy for primary pianists to learn quickly. Now let's cross our fingers that the kids will too. :) Having them flow together also takes out the pause between songs, which often leads to distracted littles in front of the congregation. Hope this helps! -Shavonne UPDATE : Click HERE to download a PDF version of the…
Review Game - Read My Lips - Primary Singing
I plan to use this fun Read My Lips review game in July to review all of our Primary Program songs we’ve learned. Since we’ve already worked on all of our program songs throughout the year, I plan to make ... Read more
Singing Phones: A DIY project for Elementary Music Teachers - NAfME
Singing Phones: A DIY project for Elementary Music Teachers By NAfME Member Jennifer Hibbard Do-it-yourself projects aren’t new to teachers of any subject or grade level. Teacher-made tools are often…
9 Singing Time Ideas for Tell Me the Stories of Jesus - Primary Singing
I’m thrilled to be teaching Tell Me the Stories of Jesus! It’s one I haven’t had a chance to do with the kids yet since my time as a Primary music leader. I also think it’s just about the perfect ... Read more
Choose the Right Kits
I've been thinking about how our generation is training the next generation to lead the church. Our youth receive on-the-job training on how to serve. For example the most important part of our Sunday worship, the sacrament, is blessed and passed by the teenage boys, not the experienced High Priests. In Primary the kids give the talks, prayers and scriptures, every experience adding to their testimony. That's why I've decided to let the kids help teach the verses of "Choose the Right;"…
Stand for the Right - Sand Blocks - Primary Singing
Are you ready for some upbeat fun with one of the Primary songs? Today we’re sharing some instruments perfect to tie into your summer singing time plans – pool noodle sand blocks! Teach or review Stand for the Right with ... Read more
How To Sing Louder And Still Sound Great
It seems some people were just born with a great voice and can just belt it out. You are probably asking yourself if it's even possible for you to sing that loudly. Guess what? Although many people may be born with a good voice, no one is naturally perfect...
How to Conduct Primary Music - Mini Conducting Course - Primary Singing
Last year I was asked if I would share with the Activity Day girls a mini course on conducting music! I thought how fun!! I set to work to create a little printable I could bring in with me that ... Read more
I now have categories for different learning styles, and here’s why it is important
I taught a music workshop this weekend. I ask people to stand up or sit down according to different ways they learned. When I made statements such as “I hate reading instruction manuals”, “I love lists”, and “I am good at puzzles”, different people stood up or sat down almost like popping popcorn. People were grinning as they recognized how different they were in their learning styles from their neighbor. Then came the question: if we are so different from each other in how we learn best…
We'll Bring the World His Truth - Cup Pattern - Primary Singing
This game is one that will excite even the Senior Primary boys! Just bring in a couple dozen disposable cups and they’ll be engaged in trying to learn this fun and challenging pattern! The cup pattern for We’ll Bring the ... Read more