Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Choose and Review - Song / Scripture Match

Most of our primary songs have scriptures listed at the bottom of the page that correspond to the message of the song. It can be a fun singing time to make the children aware of this.

On a slip of paper, write out one of the scriptures for each song you wish to review. Place the papers in a set of scriptures with the ends poking out. Have a child choose a paper to read and ask the children to guess which song it matches. It might help to have a list of songs on the board. Or, you may prefer to challenge the children to come up with a song from their memory. Pictures, along with the written scriptures, are helpful if you have mostly non-readers.


kimber said...

I love your blog so much! A friend on facebook pointed me your way and I have already used so many of your ideas. Thank you so much for taking the time to help those of us who are new! I love this scripture idea! I did something similar a couple of weeks ago but instead of the scriptures, I used the words that are at the beginning of the songs that describe how to sing (reverently, cheerfully, vigorously, etc.) and the children had to guess which of the songs listed matched the song. It was really fun and so I think they will also enjoy doing the scripture match. Thank you thank you thank you!

KellyAnne said...

I really like this idea! I'm always trying to find ways to have fun learning our songs while maintaining a spiritual atmosphere. I think I'll do this next week to do some reviewing, and I think I'll also present some of the ideas from the beginning of the songbook about why we sing. I thought my kids could use a little reminder. :) Thanks! I have enjoyed looking at your blog.

The Children Sing said...

Kimber, I love your idea for using the mood markings to discover the song. That is so cute! I know our kids would like to do that and it's a great thing to leave for a substitute as well.

KellyAnne, thanks for your comment. It can be so easy to forget what we're doing in all the fun, fun, fun. And it can be hard to find ideas that don't get the kids stirred up. I'm glad you've found this useful.

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