Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back to School

Pamela Bodell Hicks posted these darling "Back to School" ways to sing on the Facebook Group!  If you haven't joined the "LDS Primary Choristers" group on Facebook, you should - it's a great resource!!!


ERASER: “Erase" (don’t sing) the words “Family or families” and “Forever” in the song Families Can Be Together Forever. 

GLUE: Everyone Glue your legs together and your arms to your sides so you hold really still and balance a book on Finders head while we sing I Want to Be a Missionary Now.

MARKERS: Only sing If the Savior Stood Beside Me when you are wearing the same color as the marker that is held up.

RULER: Measure the volume as we sing I Am a Child of God.  Point to 1 inch for softer up to 12 inches for louder in your best SINGING voice.

CALCULATOR: Count how many times we sing the words

Jr—“commandments” in Keep the Commandments
Sr-- “I” in I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ

PENCIL: Write with your hands (actions) to the song My Heavenly Father Loves Me.

SCISSORS: Sing When I am Baptized legato (smoothly) as if it were a piece of paper for the verse.  Then when we sing the chorus, cut it up by singing staccato (choppy).

SHARPENER: Sharpen the song by enunciating each word for A Child’s Prayer.

PREP: Gather the following items: backpack, eraser, glue, book, markers, ruler, calculator, pencil, scissors, sharpener.

Tape the instructions on all the items except the backpack (that's just for holding everything).

Before primary, hide the 8 objects around the room.

ACTIVITY: Tell the kids you need help getting ready for school and need to find your school supplies.  Have the primary help you find the hidden items.  As they are found, follow the instructions taped on and place them into the backpack.


  1. Great idea. I am going to use this one in a couple weeks for sure.

  2. Love, love, love this idea. I was hoping to review all program songs tomorrow and this will be a fun way to choose and sing the songs. Thanks so much!