Saturday, September 11, 2010
Just for Fun - Mystery Word
When the songs you are reviewing for singing time have a common word, like “Savior” or “follow” in several of our program songs, you can have a little extra fun by playing Mystery Word with the children. Write the word on a piece of paper and post it in the corner of the chalkboard. Challenge the children to listen carefully during singing time to see if they can detect a word that is the same in all of the songs. Then just continue with your plans. At the end of singing time, help the children discover the word and testify of the principle involved.
"Follow the Prophet," "Come Follow Me," "The Church of Jesus Christ," "I'm Trying to be Like Jesus," and "I Know That My Savior Loves Me," all have the word follow. The kids had a hard time until the end when I threw in "Do As I'm Doing" and then they guessed it. Once the kids know the game they love it and you would be surprised how many of our songs have these common words. Try it!