Thursday, February 4, 2010

Primary Music Idea - Conversation Hearts








One thing that I LOVE about Valentine's Day are the CONVERSATION HEARTS. Yum! Because of my LOVE for candy hearts I decided that I would create Primary Music Conversation Hearts to be used the week of Valentine's Day. My plan is to talk to our Primary Pianist about playing songs that week about LOVE. While the children are sitting in their chairs I'm going to hand one of them CUPID. The Primary children will pass CUPID around the room until the Pianist stops playing the music. Whom ever is holding CUPID will get to come up front and pick out of the heart basket a CONVERSATION HEART. Each heart has a different skill that we will do the next time around while we work on the song that we are singing. CUPID will continue to be passed. After our Music Time is over...I want to bear my Testimony and tell the children how important it is to have CONVERSATIONS with our Heavenly Father each day by saying our Morning and Evening Prayers. I plan on encouraging each of them to do so throughout the week. To remind them...I have purchased some mini bags of CONVERSATION HEARTS that I'm placing in a little paper bag that I made with a label on the front that says HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER. My hope is that each child will remember that they are loved by their Primary Leaders, Family, and Heavenly Father.

CONVERSATION HEART SKILLS:

LEAD - Have this child lead the music
HUM - Have all of the children hum the song instead of singing the words
CLAP - Use quiet clapping to beat out the rhythm of the song
TURN - Have the Primary Children stand and turn in a circle while singing
SHHH - Sing the words very quietly
MEOW - Meow the song like a kitten
BARK - Bark the song like a dog
SLOW - Sing the words to the song super slow
FAST - How fast can you sing?
PICK - Allow the child that picks this heart to choose which song you will sing

I made the CONVERSATION HEARTS out of foam and black lettering that I cut out on my Cricut Machine. I have made copies of these in case you don't have time to make your own and you just want to print and cut them out. Please let me know if you can't open these files and I'll email them to you directly. Cupid is a cut out that I purchased from the store. If you don't have a Cupid you can use...you can always use another Valentine's Day object.

Happy MUSICAL Valentine's Sunday!!!

21 comments:

amy said...

I love this idea for Valentine's Day. Could you please e-mail me your file with the Have a Conversation with your Heavenly Father label to amyrdh99@yahoo.com. Also, what size did you make you "envelopes"? They are so cute. Thank you for your good ideas!!
Amy in AZ

Lynn said...

Jennifer, this is so cute. I'm trying it next week. This, I will do with Senior, and the popsickle stick heart idea with the junior and nursery.
thanks so much for sharing these ideas! I really appreciate your talent and spirit.
Lynn in Canton, Georgia

amy said...

Would you mind e-mailing you files for your pennants, as well. I love that idea and I'm not very talented on the computer. Since we have 140 children in Primary, I better start working on the pennants right away. Thanks you so much!! You are so creative and talented!
Amy in AZ (again) amyrdh99@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

Such a fun and cute idea. Thanks so much for sharing. I have a hard time coming up with ideas myself and so I love blogs to help me out a little.

Jennifer said...

Hi Amy...

Thank you for your posts. I have emailed you the files you are looking for. I hope you have tons of fun this upcoming week in Primary. Please keep in touch!

Lots of Love,
Jennifer

Jennifer said...

Hey Lynn...

Great to hear from you. I hope you have as much fun with the Conversation Hearts as I'm planning on having. Should make for an entertaining Sunday!

Love,
Jennifer

Jennifer said...

Hi Heidi...

Thank you for your sweet post! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day this upcoming weekend.

Hugs,
Jennifer

Shutter Bug Fever said...

SO SO cute!!!!! Could you please e-mail me your file with the Have a Conversation with your Heavenly Father label to shutterbugfever@yahoo.com

I can't wait to get started on this!!!!!

Lots of Love!!!

Melissa said...

this is really cute! I'd not considered giving a valentine to each child, but now I really want to! (We've had massive snow and I bet the kids don't have their regular parties this week!) Could you email me the file? melissa@the-austins.com

:)Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Hi Ladies...

The emails have been sent. I hope you receive the CONVERSATION HEART attachments. Melissa...it sounds like you must be up North in the DEEP SNOW. I heard that part of the country is going to receive more snow this weekend. WOW!!! Ladies...thank you so much for contacting me. I loved hearing from both of you.

Happy Valentine's WEEK!
Jennifer

Doré said...

Such a cute idea. I know my primary kids would love doing this. We were supposed to have stake conference this Sunday, but with the bad weather just north of us they have postponed it. This would work great for my music time. If you could email me the file for the Have a conversation with your heavenly father label? Thanks so much!
hulatyme@msn.com

Jennifer said...

Hi Dore...

Sounds like you have been blasted with snow. Brr! I remember those days. I actually would love to be up North just to quickly see the snow fall and then I would want to race back to Florida. I am going to email you right now the files you are looking for.

Have a Happy Valentine's Sunday!
Jennifer

Mom said...

SO cute!!!!! Could you please e-mail me your file with the Have a Conversation with your Heavenly Father label to rmshawcroft@gmail.com and roselynluke@gmail.com (we are two sisters across the US from each other - we are both primary choristers!) I tried to copy and paste, but it simply does not come out.. too fuzzy! Marie

Jennifer said...

Hi Sisters!!! We love sisters on Beehive Messages. I emailed you both a little bit earlier this evening. I hope you get the files in time for tomorrow. Please keep in touch with the SISTERS on Beehive Messages.

Happy Valentine's Day!
Jennifer

April B. said...

Could you please email your Have a Conversation to dolphin_soccer_lover@hotmail.com. Thanks.

Mary said...

I'm the new primary chlorinated and I love your ideas. Could you please send me the conversation with the Lord idea. To mlvega2007@aol.com

Thanks Mary

Colleen Scow said...

Could you please email me the heart files? My email is scowc59@gmail.com. That would be awesome. Thank you for sharing the idea!

Aprilyn said...

I hope I'm not too late. I would love a copy of your files! My email is- NevillesLostToad@gmail.com

eMiLY said...

Is there anyway you have time to send me your files? I had an idea, but this is sooo much cuter! silverdaisies2@yahoo.com

Thanks!

CarrieLu said...

Could you email me those files as well. Im sooo excited to use your idea.
carrieluth@gmail.com
Thank you so much!

Jaime Brady said...

This is such a fun idea! Would you please email me your files? jaime.c.brady@gmail.com Thank you!