Saturday, April 9, 2011

B.E.A.R.S. Singing Time

Tomorrow, we are wrapping up the B.E.A.R.S. scripture reading theme my presidency introduced at the beginning of the year.

Each Sunday every child who brought their scriptures to Primary got to put a 'warm fuzzy' into a large container and when the container was full we would have an ice cream party! The kids rose to the challenge and we're ALREADY having our ice cream party tomorrow! So, the presidency asked me to incorporate BEARS into my singing time as well!

Here's what I came up with.

Materials Needed:
We'll start singing time by going over our April Songs I Feel My Savior's Love for Junior and I Wonder When He Comes Again for Senior. I'll only spend a few minutes on each of these, since we'll be singing them over and over again with the gummi bears. Each time we sing the song I'll be making eye contact with every child to make sure that they are participating, singing/trying to sing the words, and being reverent. The primary kids know that if I pull a name out of the jar and I have seen this child not doing one of my 3 requirements, they get put back in the jar. It works like MAGIC!!

I'll then post the 4 Gummi Bear Clip Art Pictures on the board. I'll let a child choose 4 Fun Ways To Sing Cards (from Brittney's FANTASTIC blog!) and place them next to each gummi bear.

I'll draw a child's name out of the can and have them come up to the front and close their eyes. I'll then place a gummi bear in their hand and they have to put it in their mouth with their eyes STILL CLOSED and they have to guess what color I gave them. If they guess it right, we will sing it in the fun way that is posted by that color of gummi bear. If they guess it wrong, we will sing it like a perfect primary choir. This is a different variation of the Skittles Game. (I can't find the genius blog that I found the skittles game on, but when I find it, I'll post the kudos!!)

As they sing like a perfect primary choir they will be trying to awake the stuffed teddy bears out of hibernation for the Spring! :) Depending on how well they sing it I will bring 1,2,or 3 of the bears out of my makeshift cave (laundry basket and blanket). The Better they sing the more bears come out! At the very end of singing time when they give it all they've got, I'll bring out a baby cub along with all 3 of the other bears. Thanks to Gina from Sugardoodle for this hibernation inspiration!!

I'm a little worried that some of this might be too juvenile for Sr., but I'll spice it up for them somehow, maybe I'll let some of them be the judges and tell me how many bears should appear...

1 comment:

  1. Such cute ideas! I'll definitely be doing the gummi bears when program review season comes around :)