I've been brainstorming ideas for Easter this Sunday and after combing through the Internet I've noticed the easiest and most popular singing time activity is an Easter Egg scavenger hunt. All you do is hide plastic eggs around the primary room with different songs about Jesus inside. I love it! Super simple!
The only problem is all those Easter Hymns are only sang once a year, so I doubt the kids will remember any of them by heart. I'm hoping little Easter Hymnbooks can help them to participate better this week.
I made a PDF of a few hymns/children songbook Easter songs that can be printed out HERE. If you have a duplex printer you can choose double-sided booklet in the printer settings. Then I just cut up a few construction paper covers and glued on the front page.
Oh, I love this time of year. I am so grateful for my Savior and all He has done for me. Happy Easter, everyone!!!!
Time to share my favorite singing time activities so far this year...
Here's what we did when we learned As a Child of God.
Each background color behind the lyrics represented a dress-up item I had to wear as they sang. When they picked black we would take away all the black words and I threw on my black scuba goggles. When the "blue words" were chosen, I grabbed my blue scarf, etc, etc.
Another Sunday the kids all attended Spy School. I set up red streamers criss-crossed around the room so everyone would have to crawl through the "laser beams" and get their top secret missions. Each envelope had a song to sing and an activity. The activities were little things like being assigned spy names with name tags.
My absolute favorite part was wearing the mustache. I asked my pianist to play pink panther as I explained the missions and made a fool of myself. Name another calling in the church where you get to wear a fake mustache! That's right, friends. Best. Calling. Ever.
So, I have this project I have been working on for a few months now and I have been too afraid to share it with anyone. I was worried about being embarrassed sharing these personal spiritual thoughts with my friends and family. Then good ol' Elder D. Todd Christofferson spoke in General Conference about not giving in to fear of disapproval when sharing the gospel and I knew he was looking through the television screen into my living room, into my soul, and telling me to get over myself. So I'm putting this out there... Here's the start of my "Testimony Tuesday" youtube channel that I'll try and post to weekly. It'll be updated in the upper Testimony Tuesdays tab.