I borrowed an idea from Becky T on Sugardoodle and ran with it. I made a master list, chose 8 relevant songs to Mother’s Day and found 8 matching items (listed). The song numbers are there as well to help your pianist.
The second page has a picture of a heart you can use (or use your own picture). I have a picture of ears and a house already laminated, so I will use those. It also has a second list of ‘descriptions’ which you can blue tac or tape to your items.
A primary child will come up and choose an item from your bag/box, name it and read out the description. See if the children can take a few seconds to guess what song it might be.
To print out a copy of these pages, click here: Mother’s Day Song Activity Singing Time
I have come up with a massive floor board game with the 2011 Presentation songs. You can put this on the wall with blue tac or have it laid out at the front on the floor. I am going to laminate mine, and due to safety reasons (they will be slippery, and kids can be a little silly), I have made scripture game pieces to go with it.
You can put the game board squares in any order of your choosing. Jumble them up. If you aren’t doing the songs I listed, simply print up some ‘blank’ squares – however many you need on green paper and write them on.
I designed this game to be simply printed out on coloured paper. I just made it easy for my brain to handle (LOL) , but feel free to use your own different colours.
For a copy of the colour guide and scripture game pieces, click here: Presentation 2011 Songs Giant Board Game colour guide and game pieces.
‘Go Back’ squares: Presentation 2011 Songs Giant Board Game Go Back squares Print one each of these on red.
‘Safe’ blank squares: Presentation 2011 Songs Giant Board Game Safe or blank squares print three of each on blue. (Print some of these on green if you want to write up extra/different songs)
Go Forward squares: Presentation 2011 Songs Giant Board Game Go Forward Squares print two of each on yellow
Sing A Song squares: Presentation 2011 Songs Giant Board Game Sing A Song Squares print one of each on green
Start/Finish squares: Presentation 2011 Songs Giant Board Game Start and Finish squares print one of each on orange
How to play:-
– Divide your Primary into two or three groups (you can have teachers as one group).
– Choose a player to roll the die. That team moves and does the action required.
– Next team’s roll.
It’s pretty basic stuff. You can choose to have the entire Primary sing the songs, or just the team that rolls it. If you have the whole Primary singing, perhaps that team can be the ones to stand up the front to sing it.
For days when you’re in need of an action song, and the children are going to be restless, and you need something quick to grab. This is perfect for those stormy seasons we dread. It’s also one the children don’t get sick of.
I have found a fantastic picture of a boy (thanks abcteach.com for your wonderful resources). I put together a few simple wordstrips of body parts so you can change the words around – and label him with the words you wish to use.
I’m going to start with the usual, then change a few at a time because I just know I’m going to get extremely confuzzled!
To print out the graphic and cards to this fun song, click here: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Note: I did print out the boy in ‘Poster’ form, and the cards in ‘normal’ print. The PDF is normal though in case you want to print the boy out on A4 paper, and make the cards smaller. This could be fun for Nursery too!
This may not be an appropriate activity for the Juniors to do, but we have very clever seniors in our Primary, and I thought this might be a great thing to do for revision, or just to go through some songs we know. Song scrambles!
They’re not quite opposites, but the title of the song is certainly scrambled up and the children need to work out what the song is, and then sing it.
Be sure to give a copy of the answer page to your pianist to make it easier for them
To print out a copy of the scrambled 12 songs, click here: Primary Song Scrambles
To print a copy of the answer sheet (including the scrambled song titles), click here: Primary Song Scrambles answer sheet
Note: I’ve done this a couple of times with our Snr Primary, and I have these up on the wall ready to go. When the kids walk in, their attention is immediately caught trying to figure these out. Amazingly, they’re quiet, even the teachers! They still haven’t figured them all out yet, so I’ll be able to get another Singing Time out of them yet.
Our little sunbeams seem to sing better and sit still when they have visuals in front of them. We hold Opening Exercises in the Chapel, so they need to be fairly reverent – and we are singing this for Opening Exercises tomorrow
Since I was having a ‘star’ week, doing star flash cards as general knowledge for my Preliminary Grade piano students, I thought I could do one more giant star, and add the words of this song.
I set my printer to print it out in Poster form (on 4 pieces of paper) so it could easily be seen up the front. My original is not automatically set that way through.
To print out a copy, click here: I am like a star with words
I have also created a page of smaller versions of this, to use with Nursery. I used the bigger star I used for Opening Exercises in Nursery, and the kids just LOVED the star. I am going to laminate little ones. They will probably point to the star, and hold it above their heads while they learn the words. Repetition and building up repertoire in Nursery is the way to go! To print out smaller stars, click here: I am like a star Nursery prop