Thursday, May 12, 2011

Song Review - “Everyone Who”


“Everyone Who” is another way to choose who will sing as you review a song. Write the phrases on slips of paper and put them in a basket or can to draw from. Do the actions while you sing the song, yet one more time. If there are just a few children who stand to sing, have everyone else hum while you help those few sing. If you can think of another example to add to the list, please leave a comment.
  • Everyone who has a pet at home stand and pretend you are petting your pet while we sing.
  • Everyone who likes to play soccer stand and swing you leg back and forth while we sing.
  • Everyone who plays a musical instrument stand and pretend to play it while we sing.
  • Everyone who wants to go on a mission stand and “knock” the rhythm on a pretend door.
  • Everyone who likes to take a walk stand and walk in place while we sing. Swing your arms.
  • Everyone who goes to bed by 8:00 come up and pretend to sleep while we sing the song to you.
  • Everyone who likes to swim stand and pretend to swim while we sing.
  • Everyone who likes to read a book stand and pretend to read while we sing.
  • Everyone who likes to build a snowman (or sand castle) stand up while we sing.
  • Everyone who likes to ride a bike stand and pretend you are riding your bike while we sing.
  • Everyone who likes to paint stand and pretend to paint the melody of the song while we sing.
  • Everyone who likes to draw stand and pretend to draw the melody of the song while we sing.
  • Everyone who wants to grow to be tall stand on your tip toes while we sing.
  • Everyone who likes to make mud pies stand and sing.
  • Everyone who likes to rake leaves stand and pretend to rake while we sing.
  • Everyone who has to set the table for dinner stand and sing.
  • Everyone who has to pick up their toys at home stand and sing.
  • Everyone who has to fold their own laundry stand and pretend while we sing.
  • Everyone who likes to cook stand stand and pretend to stir a pot while we sing.
  • Everyone who likes to eat pizza stand and pretend to toss pizza dough while we sing.
  • Everyone who has a birthday in the summertime (winter, spring or fall) stand and help me lead.

17 comments:

Jenny in NC said...

I've been so serious and workaholic with the kids lately. You know--getting ready to sing for mothers day and all that. It's time for something totally fun. This is perfect!

Kathleen said...

Yeah, Jenny, I know what you mean. This activity is fun. I hope your kids enjoyed singing for their mothers. We didn't sing this year. I was just a little bit glad. :o}

The Pratts said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! I might add "If you're a teacher, stand and sing to your class!"

Teea Lamb said...

Thank you so much for all your great ideas! It really helps get my creative juices flowing, and the kids really love these! Thanks for taking the time to write it all down!

Em and Jorg said...

wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas here. You have been a life saver for me in this calling and I am having fun too :)

Kimberly said...

This sounds like fun. I can't wait to try it. Thanks!

Christy said...

I am a new Primary Chorister in Washington D.C. and stumbled upon your blog...It's wonderful! But even more random is I think you may know my parents, and even me. Did you ever live in Columbus, Ohio and do you remember the Frost's? I am Christy--their oldest daughter. Small world, huh?

Kathleen said...

Thanks for your comments ladies, I'm glad this is helpful. Adding the teachers would be a great idea. Thanks!

Hah Christy! Of course I remember you and your family. I really miss all of my old friends in Columbus. Do you remember that I was the Primary Chorister for some time in Columbus, when you were just a little girl? You see that I've been doing this off and on for a looooooong time! ;o) I'm so glad you have the opportunity now.

Gene and Sheri Family said...

I really can't thank you enough for all your posts! I am lacking the "creative" gene...I think my sister got all of them (lol!)...and your ideas are not only creative, but simple...and when teaching the gospel thru song, I think simple is best! :)

Jenna said...

Great great activity. I am going to add "everyone who is wearing a tie stand and sing!"

Haley said...

LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen said...

Jenna, the "tie" suggestion is a GREAT one! Although I know you mean it to get those boys singing, I know that my girls will find something that ties as well. Thanks!

Pollock Palooza said...

I just want you to know at the last minute last week I printed out this post and threw it together right before jumping in the car to go to church. The kids LOVED it!!! In fact it's lasted 2 weeks now. Thanks so much for the easiest, fun activity!

nixonnotes said...

I did this last week with both Sr. and Jr. Primary and they LOVED it!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas.

Lauren said...

I'm a year late, but let me add this: you could have the kids sing the alphabet to the tune of the song, or any other song to that tune. It's tricky and forces the kids to really listen to the music.

Jamy said...

Love this list. Laura, your idea is BRILLIANT!

Abejita Industriosa said...

I just want to say thank you! Love your ideas!

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