Thursday, January 20, 2011

Music Aid - The Grab Bag

The Grab Bag is another simple aid for choose and review. I use it with pictures or objects connected to the theme. For instance, I use the topical index in the songbook as a guide and choose several small pictures; the scriptures, ordinances, commandments, service, nature, family, etc. then I place all the pictures into the sturdy paper bag. Without peeking, I have a child pull a picture from the grab bag and show it to the children. Then I ask the children if they know a song that matches the picture somehow. We sing the song. The grab bag is essentially like the Surprise Sack or the Apron or the Everyone Can. It is just another aid for choosing. The more of these options I can design, the greater variety I can offer the children.

For my choose and review week this month, I’m using the Grab Bag with pictures that match the scripture theme. I chose the songs I wanted to review and used the scriptures listed with the song at the bottom of the page in the songbook. I typed out the verses and attached them to the pictures. When a child chooses a picture, I’ll have them read the scripture and challenge the other children to think of a Primary song that matches that scripture. I think I can predict which songs the children will think of. If someone names a different song, we’ll sing that song instead. I just want to reinforce the idea that we learn the gospel from the scriptures. These are the scriptures and songs I am using:

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (New Testament / Matthew 5:16) Shine On

6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. (Old Testament / Psalms 82:6) I Am A Child of God

56 Even before they were born, they, with many others, received their first lessons in the world of spirits and were prepared to come forth in the due time of the Lord to labor in his vineyard for the salvation of the souls of men. (Doctrine and Covenants / Section 138:56) I Lived in Heaven

23 Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me. (Doctrine and Covenants / Section 19:23) Come, Follow Me

14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence. (New Testament / Matthew 19:13 - 15) When He Comes

18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. (Old Testament / Psalms 38:18) Repentance

2 Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart. (Doctrine and Covenants / Section 8:2) The Holy Ghost / Listen, Listen

34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. (New Testament / John 13:34 - 35) Love One Another

12 And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation... that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, it shall have no power over you to drag you down... because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall. (Book of Mormon / Helaman 5:12)The Wise Man and the Foolish Man

17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee. (Old Testament / Deuteronomy 16:17) Give Said the Little Stream


Jenny in NC said...

I do believe I have found my singing time lesson for this Sunday. Thanks for preparing it for me! :)

Kathleen said...

LOL, I sure hope it goes well for you Jenny!

Jenny in NC said...

It was very successful! Instead of using a bag, I folded the pictures/scriptures and placed them in my scriptures at the correct spot. The kids learned a lot and thought of some songs I wouldn't have predicted.

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