Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Song Review - Before and After


Write each phrase of the song on colorful papers. Fold them up and put them in a basket or can to choose from. Locate a large coin to use with this activity. I have a large, lightweight plastic coin and every time I use it I think I need to replace it with something heavier! When you are ready to review the song, have a child choose a slip and read it. Flip the coin. If the coin shows “heads,” ask the children to sing the phrase that comes before the phrase on the paper. If the coin shows “tails,” have the children sing the phrase that comes after. If the first phrase is chosen, the phrase before would be the last phrase of the song. If the last phrase is chosen, the phrase that comes after would be the first phrase of the song. The kids have a lot of fun with this activity and it really requires them to think.

3 comments:

Jamie said...

This is a fantastic idea. I am definitely going to have to use this.

LDS Primary said...

This is a great game idea, Sister Mower!

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The Children Sing said...

Our kids really enjoyed this doing this, I hope yours will also. We always seem to flip "heads" so the kids imagine that the coin is weighted somehow. I have a small wooden round that I keep meaning to paint with the words before and after, I just haven't gotten around to it. I really think that something heavier would work better.

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