Thursday, February 24, 2011
Choose and Review - A Divine Destiny
Having taught and sung the song “I Will Follow God’s Plan for Me” this month, I want to re-emphasize to our children that they have a divine destiny. I’ll ask the children if they know what this means and discuss the words divine (from God) and destiny (a predetermined or appointed plan.) I want them to know that Heavenly Father has an important mission for each of us, including each of them.
We know that He wants us to do certain things: PRAY, KEEP COMMANDMENTS, BE BAPTIZED, RECEIVE THE HOLY GHOST, RECEIVE THE PRIESTHOOD (if you are a male), SHARE THE GOSPEL, FORM AN ETERNAL FAMILY, SERVE OTHERS, and WORK.
I’ve prepared a musical guessing game to discover these divine aims for our lives. It is simply based on the “Name That Tune” idea. I’ve put each of the above principles on the back of a small colored poster. On the front of each poster is a different colored number from 2-5. These same colored numbers are written on small papers in a can or basket. I’ll invite a child to choose a paper with a colored number and show it to the pianist. She will play that many notes for the song that matches that color. If the children can’t guess, she keeps adding a note to the musical clue. After guessing the song, I’ll challenge the children to listen as we sing it to identify the principle that Heavenly Father wants us to live. Then we’ll turn over the poster for that color and reveal the principle on the back.
“Name That Tune” is such a standard for singing time. There are a number of ways to play it, all of them fun.