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Saturday, February 8, 2014

February Helps!

Hey Just wanted to share some things I thought might help for this month, and in general.

Here is a video from the 2013 primary training video its only about 20 min. Training Video

Also here is the 2014 Sharing Time Outline 2014 Sharing Time Outline (if you need a hard copy let me know)

This year's outline is amazing! A long time ago we used to get lots of help for preparing out monthly songs.  They used to give ideas each month on how to teach the song in the Friend Magazine. When they stopped it was kind of a bummer because it was nice to get some ideas. Well they are back! In the back of this year's outline is a little blurb on ideas of how to teach the song.  Great right!? What I usually do is use it as a guide, look it over and change it to make it work for me. Here is this month's blurb:

Tell the children that God has given us a very special gift. Ask them to listen for what it is as you sing the first line of the song (a plan). Show a map, and compare using a map to find a destination to following God’s plan to return to Him. Explain that this song teaches us about the plan and tells is how we can return to live with Heavenly Father. Display pictures depicting important words (such
as gift, heaven, home, earth, and birth) and some written words (such as plan, purpose, choice, and direct ) from the song throughout the room. Have the children gather them and hold them up in the correct order as you sing the song to them. Invite them to sing along with you as they look at the pictures and words.

So this was a song in the primary program a few years ago.  It was one of those experiences where I planned really hard and prepared and it was a mega flop.  The kids weren't seeming to get it.  The words were not sticking.  So I had each class make an action for each line of the song.  They loved it! So you are welcome to try that as well.

Also Chelsea shared this blog.  It is really great too ocd primary chorister. Please let me know if you have any other resources you feel would be helpful to the other choristers in the stake.

There is also a facebook page that is great (thanks again Chelsea) Primary Chorister's Facebook Page

Please share you comments, what worked for you this month? What are you struggling with?




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