Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Case of the Singing Bug - 3/10 Singing Time

For March 10, I originally thought about doing the "Musicial Measles" that seems so popular . . . UNTIL I found this variation, called "A Case of the Singing Bug", from HERE

I like that's it's called a singing bug (how many kids know what measles are anymore?) and that the 'antidote' is a skittle.  So fun!!!  And using rainbow-colored skittles is a fun precursor to St. Patty's day!

I'm sure we will still be learning "If the Savior Stood Beside Me", so I will probably write different verses on the back of the dots, and throw in a few fun songs as well.

Thanks to everyone who posts their great ideas online, I love being able to benefit from you all!

Here's how my singing bug turned out.  I used leftover foam board for the body and head, and cereal box cardboard for the spots and legs.  I glued spotted scrapbook paper onto the body, wrapped the edges in red electrical tape, then put a layer of Con-Tact paper over it (and the black spots) to protect it.  The head is just wrapped with black tape on the edges and then painted.

- Adrienne


  1. Thanks for the great idea! I used it today and even though the kids were a little rowdy in general, I really did have kids singing who don't normally sing~amazing what a few skittles can do! I didn't go as far as making my own ladybug though, I just taped black circles onto my daughters pillow pet!

    1. What a great idea! My primary really enjoyed it too. I was thrilled to see that a couple of boys in Sr. Primary who are never rude, but a little surly, were singing their HEARTS out!!! It was really a fun activity, and I will definitely use it again.