Monday, April 24, 2017

Eddie the Elephant - Kids Conduct with His Trunk

I made Eddie the Elephant 
With some scrap fabric I have.

The child can slide their arm
 into the trunk to lead the song.
We will try to follow 
how fast or slow the child may go.  
If the child stops, we will stop.

I can't wait to try it out next Sunday.

Gethsemane: Verse 3 - Through God I Can Overcome Hard Things - Object Lesson


   Gethsemane 
 Teach about how the atonement is for us and how we can use it every day to overcome hard things.

Object lesson
Through God I can Overcome Hard Things
 
Use a large clear container of water & sugar cubes.
 
I made my sugar cubes with 3 cups of sugar and 6 teaspoons of water.  Mixed it up, pressed it into in a baking sheet and baked at 170 degrees F. for 15 minutes.   The sugar hardens and then I chipped of pieces of hardened sugar to make the "rocks" to hand out to the children.
 
The sugar cubes will dissolve before you finish singing each line in the song.
 




Call a different class up each time before we sing and ask them to get a sugar cube, feel how hard the "rock" is and say something that is hard for them and toss it in the water.  At the end of singing time show them that when we give our cares to God he heals us and we can no longer pick them up or have them bother us anymore.


Review
Sing verse 1 and 2 together.

               

Verse 3 Line 1

                The hardest thing that ever was done,
            The greatest pain that ever was known

               

Verse 3 Line 2

                The biggest battle that ever was won,
            This was done by Jesus

               

Verse 3 Line 3

                The fight was won by Jesus

               

Chorus

                Gethsemane, Jesus Loves Me
 
        
 
So he gave his gift to me
In Gethsemane
 
 
Gethsemane. Jesus loves me.
 
So He gives His gift to me
from Gethsemane.
 
This was a very emotional singing time and I hope the children will never forget the love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for each one of them.  The things they shared that were hard for them, were heartbreaking.  They were very brave to share their insecurities and watch them "disappear." 
 
I am truly humbled each time a child bears testimony through song. 
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 23rd, 2017 - Singing Time Schedule for Jr. Primary, Sr. Primary and Nursery


Corona Ward Primary Music

 

 

April 23– Jesus Christ taught me the right way to live

Opening: Mother Dear                  sign language 1st verse                                                       206
Welcome: Here We Are Together                                                                                              261
Birthday: Cube – Your Happy Birthday, Happy, Happy Birthday, You’ve had a Birthday                               283,284,285
Baptism: When I am Baptized                                                                                                     103
Graduate: Favorite Song                                                                                                                                      
Singing Time – Jr. Primary & Sr. Primary
Oh We Will Sing
1.       Popcorn Popping                                                                                                                    242
2.       Listen, Listen      (Hot and Cold Game)                                                                                107
3.       Gethsemane – 3rd Verse
Review – Sing verse 1 and 2 all together.
Verse 3 Line 1
The hardest thing that ever was done,
The greatest pain that ever was known
Verse 3 Line 2
The biggest battle that ever was won,
This was done by Jesus
Verse 3 Line 3
The fight was won by Jesus
Chorus
Gethsemane, Jesus Loves Me
So he gave his gift to me
In Gethsemane

Singing Time - Sr. Primary
Oh We Will Sing
1.       Mother Dear      sign Language 1st verse                                                                          206
2.       Gethsemane
Review – Sing verse 1 and 2 all together.
Verse 3 Line 1
The hardest thing that ever was done,
The greatest pain that ever was known
Verse 3 Line 2
The biggest battle that ever was won,
This was done by Jesus
Verse 3 Line 3
The fight was won by Jesus
Chorus
Gethsemane, Jesus Loves Me
So he gave his gift to me
In Gethsemane
3.       Listen, Listen      Hot and Cold Game                                                                        107        
                                           Scripture Chase, Moroni 10:3-5 

                                                              
Closing: The Holy Ghost                                                                                                        105

 
Nursery
1.       Popcorn Popping                                                                                                           242
2.       Roll Your Hands                                                                                                             274
3.       I am Like a Star                                                                                                              163
4.       Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam                                                                                  60
5.       Mother Dear                                                                                                                  206

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

April 16th, 2017 - Easter Singing Time Schedule for Jr. Primary, Sr. Primary & Nursery


Corona Ward Primary Music

 

 

April 16 – Easter- .Jesus Christ taught me the right way to live
Opening: Jesus Has Risen                                                                                                         70
Welcome: Here We Are Together                                                                                          261
Birthday: Cube – Your Happy Birthday, Happy, Happy Birthday, You’ve had a Birthday                           283,284,285
Baptism: When I am Baptized                                                                                                103
Graduate: Favorite Song                                                                                                                                              

Singing Time – Jr. Primary & Sr. Primary
Oh We Will Sing
1.       Do As I’m Doing                                                                                                                 275
        Air guitar, The Robot, Hula, Charlie Brown, Wiggle all over, Gallop like a Horse
2.       Smiles   (Jr. only)                                                                                                                267
3.       Gethsemane – Easter Presentation

We will review 1st verse and learn the 2nd verse and chorus.
1.     Pink Easter Egg
Why the Savior’s Atonement important?
            Sing – Gethsemane: First verse & chorus – review
 
2.     Blue Easter Egg
a)        Our Savior’s Atonement made resurrection possible so all of us will live again after we die.
Sing – Gethsemane: Verse 2, Line 1
 
3.        Yellow Easter Egg
b)       It also made it possible for us to be clean from our sins if we repent.
Sing – Gethsemane: Verse 2, Line 2
 
4.        Turquoise Easter Egg
c)        As part of His Atonement, Jesus suffered challenges of every kind so
 He could know how to help us feel better when we are sad or struggling.
Sing – Gethsemane: Verse 2, Lines 1 & 2
 
5.        Green Easter Egg
d)       He understands our pain and suffering, and He is there for us.
Sing – Gethsemane: Verse 2, Line 3
 
6.        Pink with Dots Easter Egg
e)        Jesus Christ can help and strengthen anyone who asks.
Sing – Gethsemane: Chorus
 
7.        White Easter Egg
Bear Testimony (Jr. Primary)
       Scripture Chase 2 Nephi 9:21 (Sr. Primary)
Closing: Hosanna                                                                                                               66

 

Nursery

1.       Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes                                                                                          
2.       Do as I’m Doing                                                                                                   275
3.       Smiles                                                                                                                    267
4.       Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam                                                                       60
5.       Jesus Has Risen                                                                                                    70

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Easter - The Savior's Atonement is Important Because - Gethsemane verse 2


It is so wonderful that Easter falls on the week I am teaching the 2nd verse of Gethsemane, Jesus Loves Me
Words & Music by Melanie Hoffman
Arranged by Roger Hoffman
I found this great article about why the Savior's Atonement is important and thought I would use it to teach the 2nd verse.
 
This is the basket I created for Singing Time.
I put Velcro on the puzzle and the pieces.
The eggs are attached to corresponding picture and number.
Ask a child to come up and pick the Easter egg, make sure you go in order.  Read the question/answers in the eggs. Then have the child place the heart on the puzzle.

1.    Pink Easter Egg
Why the Savior’s Atonement important?
          Sing – Gethsemane: First verse & chorus – review
1st verse
Jesus climbed the hill to the garden still.
His steps were heavy and slow.
Love and a prayer took Him there
To the place only He could go.
Chorus
Gethsemane.
Jesus loves me.
So he went willingly
To Gethsemane.


2.    Blue Easter Egg
a)     Our Savior’s Atonement made resurrection possible
so all of us will live again after we die.
Sing – Gethsemane: Verse 2, Line 1
1st line
He felt all that was sad,
Wicked or bad.

3.     Yellow Easter Egg
b)     It also made it possible for us to be clean from our sins if we repent.
Sing – Gethsemane: Verse 2, Line 2
2nd line
All the pain we would ever know.

4.     Turquoise Easter Egg
c)     As part of His Atonement, Jesus suffered challenges of every kind
so He could know how to help us feel better when we are sad or struggling.
Sing – Gethsemane: Verse 2, Lines 1 & 2
1st & 2nd line
He felt all that was sad,
Wicked or bad.
All the pain we would ever know.

5.     Green Easter Egg
d)     He understands our pain and suffering, and He is there for us.
Sing – Gethsemane: Verse 2, Line 3
3rd line
While His friends were asleep
He fought to keep
His promise made long ago.


6.     Pink with Dots Easter Egg
e)     Jesus Christ can help and strengthen anyone who asks.
Sing – Gethsemane: Chorus
Chorus

Gethsemane.

Jesus loves me.
So he went willingly
To Gethsemane.


7.     White Easter Egg
Bear Testimony of the Atonement (Jr. Primary)
     Scripture Chase 2 Nephi 9:21(Sr. Primary only)
    Sing – Gethsemane: 1st and 2nd verses & Chorus

1st verse

Jesus climbed the hill to the garden still.
His steps were heavy and slow.
Love and a prayer took Him there
To the place only He could go.
Chorus
Gethsemane.
Jesus loves me.
So he went willingly
To Gethsemane.
2nd verse
He felt all that was sad,
Wicked or bad.
All the pain we would ever know.
While His friends were asleep
He fought to keep
His promise made long ago.
Chorus
Gethsemane.
Jesus loves me.
So he went willingly
To Gethsemane.

 






Why is the Savior’s Atonement important?
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
From “Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ,” Ensign, Nov. 2015, 61–64.










Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 9th 2017: Singing Time Schedule for Jr.Primary, Sr. Primary and Nursery


 
April 9thJesus Christ is the perfect example for me.
 
Opening: Love One Another     136
Welcome: Here We Are Together         261
Birthday: Cube – Your Happy Birthday, Happy, Happy Birthday, You’ve had a Birthday    283,284,285
Baptism: When I am Baptized       103
Graduate: Favorite Song                                                                                                                                     
Singing Time – Jr. Primary
Introduction, expectations, rules
Oh We Will Sing
1.       If Your Happy (clap) (wave) (ballerina) (hop) (chicken)      266
2.       Oh How We Love To Stand   279
3.       Gethsemane
4.       Jesus Has Risen    70
5.       My Hands     273
 Singing Time – Sr. Primary
Introduction, expectations, rules
Oh We Will Sing
1.       If Your Happy (clap) (wave) (ballerina) (hop) (chicken)       266
2.       Gethsemane – sheet music attached
3.       Jesus Has Risen     70
4.       Choose the Right -  Scripture Chase   Matthew 28:6               239 Hymn
Closing: Jesus Said Love Everyone        61
 
Nursery
1.       Wiseman, Foolish Man        281
2.       If Your Happy (clap) (wave) (ballerina) (hop) (chicken)    266
3.       Oh How We Love To Stand    279
4.       Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam  60
5.       Jesus Has Risen  70