Saturday, April 17, 2010

Primary Music Idea - Dad's Gone Fishing

Happy Father's Day DAD!

I've packed up my fishing gear and I'm ready to head to the Primary room to teach the song My Dad from the Children's Songbook on page 211.  My fishing hat has all my fishing gear attached to it.  I caught a paper fish just the other day so it will smell really good by the time I get to church and I've got more paper fish that my Primary Friends can help me to capture once we begin learning the song.  In order to get the chance to come fishing with me they will have to be sitting reverently with their arms folded.  One by one, they will have the chance to come and fish in my FISHING HOLE (a blue bucket I snuck from my son Braden's room).  Each of the fish that they pull out will have a different section of the song.  Once all of the fish are caught, we will take some time to figure out the proper order to the words of the song.  I've placed magnet on the back of each piece so they can be placed up on the blackboard.  I'm sure the Primary Children will be singing their little hearts out this year!  As a special surprise for Dad or Grandpa, each child can take this Happy Father's Day Card and write a special message on the back.  Attach the note and some Swedish Fish to a wooden dowel and away they go home for more FISHING ADVENTURES!

I hope you will all have a fantastic Father's Day this upcoming June!

If you are interested in receiving the PDF files for this activity...please comment here or email me at jennifer.hawkins@hotmail.com.  Please be sure to leave me your email address so I can get them to you quickly.  Enjoy!

62 comments:

MelBlocks said...

Super Cute idea. We have a lot of military families and their dads are deployed. This activity might help them enjoy learning a song about their dad even though he is away. Could you please send me the pdf. Thanks!

Kim said...

Love this! Please send the files to me as well. Thanks!

Yolanda said...

What a great idea! Makes me want to be the Primary chorister again:)
Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

So dang cute!! Please send me the pdf. Thanks for all your darling work!! Bonnie
bonnie_benedict@comcast.net

Lunt Family said...

Love this idea. Thanks for posting. I would love the pdf christallunt@gmail.com

arendje said...

I would love the pdf file - thank you!! - arendjewhidden@gmail.com

Whiteley Family said...

Oh, I so love this! You have amazing ideas! Please send this to me (travnkemi@gmail.com). Thanks!

Ruthie said...

This is such a cute idea, I'd love the pdf! My email is ruthneb@gmail.com

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conner.artist said...

I love this idea, but I have a few children in my Primary that do not live with or have their father's in their lives. I'm wondering how this might impact them and how I might approach this activity with them in mind. Any suggestions?

Chelsea said...

Such a cute Idea!!! I would love the pdf! Thanks again- you are amazing as always!!
chelsabell@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I have received a few emails from some of you asking about what you should do if you have Primary Children in your Ward that do not have a father. My suggestion would be to either highlight a Grandpa or the Bishop of your Ward. You could also see if there is another Adult Male in their family that they admire that they might want to do something for.

Love,
Jennifer

Nikole said...

Please send me the Pdf files. I was planning on teaching this song for Father's Day and this is the perfect way to do it! Thanks so much for your creativity.

nscheaffer@yahoo.com

The Carlson Crew said...

Could you send me the PDF on this? Such a great idea! Thanks:

peteandchrissy@gmail.com

Sher said...

I would LOVE to have the pdf on this. So cute!
sherlynjenkins@msn.com

Amy said...

I'd love to have the files. Looks like Father's Day is going to be my last day in Primary in my ward. We're moving and I'd like to go out with something memorable. This will be fun. THANKS SO MUCH!

Em said...

thanks thanks thanks!!! can't wait to use it for a father's day review. i had already planned to do that song. may i have the files please? emilygibson82@yahoo.com

joshandrachaelsmith said...

Very cute idea. I started teaching this song last week with a "pin the tie on the dad" theme. This would be a great way to continue the song. Would you please send me the pdf to rhsmith@ufl.edu Thanks!

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cherise said...

Thanks for your cute blog. May I get the pdf file for the fathers day song? williamscherise@yahoo.com

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Eric said...

Darling idea and adorable art to go with! I would just love a copy of the pdf so I can teach our primary children this song! Thank you so much for sharing your talents! epbrazel@gmail.com

Amy said...

I'd love to get the pdf of this. abava1124@yahoo.com

Thanks

stgraham said...

I would love a pdf also! This is fabulous!
Thanks
stgraham73@gmail.com

cherise said...

I tried this it worked GREAT once we had them on the board I let the Sr. primary mix them up and then try to put them in order before we finished singing the song. They got such a kick out of this and sang well so they would be picked next to put them in order.
Thanks

House of Hamblin said...

Could you send me the files for fathers day? LOVE your idea! Thanks! JHamblin@aol.com

Michelle said...

Awesome idea. Can you send me the pdf? shellbell2_78@yahoo.com Thank you, thank you. :)

Tracy said...

Would love a PDF copy! It's a brilliant idea! Thanks for posting and being willing to share!
tgolfs4fun@yahoo.com

Cheeri said...

Super cute! Would love the PDF file for Sunday. Thanks!
cheerylynn@hotmail.com

Deborah said...

Love Love Love this. pretty please can you send me the PDF files for this.

deborahdbarnes@hotmail.com

CindyG said...

Thanks for sharing i would like to make this for my 2year to play with her daddy. cindy_gellhaus@yahoo.com

Justin said...

I would love the PDF please! I am new to the calling and love any new ideas! jdandme08@gmail.com

Adams' said...

Yea! I am so using this idea for tomorrow. Thank you so much. i would LOVE a PDF.
tiffadams23@gmail.com

Becky said...

In regards to the comment about being worried about children who do not have their fathers with them, thank you for being sensitive but realize that we all have a father of some kind. I'm a single mom and my kids don't see their father very much. I am so grateful for the concept that was given myself for my sons to realize that they do have a perfect Father in Heaven who will always be there for them. Once realizing this Father's Day has never been that hard of a day after all...

Brenda said...

I would love this in pdf form.
Thanks for all you do.

Christie said...

I would love to have the PDF files...if I can't use it today...I can use it in August for "fishing" and for next year. THANKS...great idea!

Tami Madsen said...

yep...this one too!!

tamjam@gmail.com

Naomi said...

I know this is a year old but I was wondering if the pdf was still available?? If so that would be AWESOME!!

A.johnson@zoominternet.net

Team Member said...

Is this pdf file still available. If so, can you send it to me. I love the cute ideas! Vanessa

cavchinookwife@hotmail.com

Polkowske Fam said...

If this pdf is still available I would also love access to it! You are very clever and I know my kids will just have a blast! Tiffanie


tpolkowske@gmail.com

Richard said...

I would like the pdf as well. This looks like so much fun. Thanks. lisa@thetechnologyvault.com

rinda said...

May I please have a pdf file for this great idea?

rindaevans@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Michele Rishel said...

would love a copy!
rishels@gmail.com

Lynette said...

I would love the pdf file of this Ltiptonrn@gmail.com
Thanks!

Polkowske Fam said...

I would also like the pdf.
tpolkowske@gmail.com
This is such a cute idea. I'm sure the kids will love it. Thanks

Nelson Family said...

Cute! Can you send me the PDF file please? kassie.furniss@gmail.com
Thank you!

Crystal said...

super cute idea!! i would love to have to pdf for this if you don't mind. :) Thank you! crmarley@hotmail.com

Elizabeth Baldwin said...

If you have the pdf still, would you mind emailing it to me? eecbaldwin@gmail.com. I know my primary kiddos would LOVE this!!!

Aapree said...

Can I still get the PDF's for this! LOVE this idea! Thank you for taking the time to prepare and share! aapreeray@gmail.com

Brandon Everett said...

I would love a copy of your PDF. Super cute and creative activity! Thanks! - cheryl_everett@comcast.net

Jen said...

I would love your pdfs. This looks like a lot of fun!
jen_stokes@hotmail.com Thanks!

Paula Anderson said...

Hi,

Like the other sisters, I would love a copy of your files for this activity! paula.anderson@westwind.ab.ca

Thank yo so much!

Natalie said...

Hi! I would love the PDF, thanks! nataliejacob@gmail.com

Aimee Passey said...

I would love to get the PDF as well, Thanks!

passey88@gmail.com

megananddallon said...

This is so cute! I would love a copy. Thank you!
megafield@msn.com

jeff.bekky said...

Love this! Please send the files to me too! Thanks. jeff.bekky@comcast.net

Brittany said...

I would love a PDF copy of this document too! brittanyharney@ymail.com - thanks!

au said...

i love this amazing idea to share with my primary in our ward.am sure the children love it..could you pls. send me a pdf.thanks a lot.and it really a big help like me as a new primary president in our ward.

JesseandMitzi said...

Thank you for posting this cute idea for fathers day. "Dad's gone fishing". Looking at the post this was posted a few years ago. I was wondering if you still had the pdf file. I would love to use this idea. If you do have it, and wouldn't mind, could you email at
mitzemail@yahoo.com. Thank you!

Wickhams said...

Thank You!! I used this today in Singing Time and it was a hit with both Jr. & Sr. Primary. We will be singing this song next week in sacrament meeting for Fathers Day. Today was also my very first day as the Chorister! I think it went well. Thanks Again!

Kirsten Deakin said...

I know that it's short notice, but could I get the pdf for this?

Kirsten Deakin said...

I know that it's short notice, but could I get the pdf for this?