Saturday, April 17, 2010

Primary Music Idea - Recipe for a Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

I thought for days about how I wanted to approach teaching a Mother's Day song to the Primary Children this year.  In the past, I've used flowers or other fun Mommy type things and I decided that it was time to try something different.  So...I decided that it would be fun to COOK up a SPECIAL RECIPE...A Recipe for a Happy Mother's Day.  All you need is an apron, a few props from around your kitchen, and these adorable little MUSICAL RECIPE CARDS.  I decided that I would like to teach Mother, I Love You from the Children's Songbook on page 207.  I made RECIPE CARDS for the different sections of the song making sure that the words were underlined just like you would see the words placed on a recipe card.  I printed them out on green paper to match my apron and cut out pink tabs to go on the top.  As I teach the song...I'm going to place the RECIPE CARDS onto a cookie sheet.  Make sure you place magnet on the back of each card.  I think that I'll also take some time to talk about different things Mother's do for us.  You could place different objects inside your pockets to represent those things.  Then, I made a paper apron with a cute little Mother's Day Poem Card that I placed inside it's paper pocket.  The Primary Children can write a special message to MOM or GRANDMA on the back.  Make sure they give it to them on Mother's Day as a special gift from them with love.  My Mom remembered that this Mother's Day poem was one that my Grandma Hales had shared with her years ago when I was in Primary.  We were so happy to have found it and enjoyed a few minutes talking about my Grandmother who has since passed away.  I hope you will all have a special Mother's Day this year!

Oh...forgot to mention that my Mom is going to use the poem in Relief Society, but she is going to place the poem on a lollipop stick and place it into a flower for each of the sisters.  Maybe this will be another idea for those of you looking for a fun Relief Society idea or Visiting Teaching surprise for the month of May.

If you would like the PDF file which will include all of the above...please comment here or email me at jennifer.hawkins@hotmail.com.  Please be sure to leave me your email address so I can get the file to you quickly.

27 comments:

Heidi said...

Please send me the files to both the mother and father ideas. Thanks
hn_wright@hotmail.com

MelBlocks said...

So many great ideas... This is my favorite Mother's day song. Please send me the pdf. I would love to help the children learn this to sing in Sacrament Meeting on Mother's Day. Thanks for all these great ideas.

Yolanda said...

Okay - now I HAVE to be the Primary chorister. Teheehee.

Wendi Coombs said...

I would love the files for your mother's day idea. wk_coombs@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Patty Ann said...

Love your ideas! I have used some for my sunbeam class. This would be great for me to make a craft project for them to take home! (Apron for the front and song on the back!) It (almost) makes me wish I were a chorister instead of a teacher!

andidaniels said...

I love this idea and the one for Fathers Day. Will you please send me both files. Thank you so much. I just love all of you ideas.

andidaniloo@hotmail.com

The Andersons said...

Please send me the files to the mothers day idea I love it.
thanks

The Andersons said...

ooops my email is loz_247@hotmail.com

BOAS VINDAS said...

por favor me envia a ideia para os dias das mães... obrigada! parabéns pela dedicação e amor a este evangelho
fabiola_bento@hotmail.com

ella said...

You're so awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas. Could you please e-mail me both files?

Thanks a bunch,
Ella

Bonnie said...

I love your blog! Thanks for sharing! I would be so grateful if you would send me this pdf.. THANKS AGAIN! Bonnie
bonnie_benedict@comcast.net

arendje said...

YES - PLEASE SEND THE PDF - I LOVE THE IDEA - ARENDJEWHIDDEN@GMAIL.COM

Annie said...

I would the pdf files if you wouldn't mind sending them to me Christiansen11@gmail.com Thanks Annie

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Our Family said...

I would love to use this in our Primary this Sunday - thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas with us. My email address is amykfrancis@gmail.com - thanks again!

Rafaella said...

Hi Jennifer
I'm from Brazil and I love your blog so much! You're a very hardworking person. I would like to know and see pics about the last year mother's day! If you can help me I'll be very grateful!
thaks
Rafaella.
ps.: my email is (rafaellaguedes@hotmail.com)
and sorry for my bad english

diana angulo said...

Thank you for your blogg!!! I dont speak english, Im from Peru, but i undestand a little ,plase send me the files for your ideas, my email is dianaangulo4@hotmail.com thanks....

Susan Budge said...

please send me the files. thanks again for all your work
susanbudge64@yahoo.co

oh and can you send the Fathers Day one too! =)

shawna said...

I do love your blog and all your creative ideas. I'm curious...are you singing the last line of the song after the first and second verse? I think it only is sung once at the end...

Jennifer said...

Hi Shawna...

Our Primary Children will be singing the 1st verse followed directly by the 2nd verse and ending with the Mother, I Love You, I Love You, I Do part. I had too much fun on Sunday sharing this song with the Primary Children.

Have fun!
Jennifer

shawna said...

Our primary kids had a blast too! We spent the whole singing time on the song and they did a beautiful job. May 2 is a special stake conf. so it was our only chance to practice. Thanks again for sharing your creative and inspirational talents with the rest of us!

Tami Madsen said...

lovely! Would love this file too!
tamjam@gmail.com

Meredith Shepherd said...

Looking ahead for our MDay 2011. I loved your ideas and would be thrilled to have your pdf files for this activity/presentation. Thanks for saving me time and energy!

mshepherd1@cfl.rr.com
meredith - Oviedo, FL

Bardsand Nobles said...

Could you send me the pdf's for the mother's day idea dameprimus@gmail.com

Stacey Palmer said...

I'd love the pdf! Thanks! stcypalmer@gmail.com

Katie & Travis said...

I would love the pdf if you can send it!!! Thanks kt7bug@gmail.com

Megan said...

I would love this pdf if you still have it hanging around. Thanks so much!!
Megwalkenhorst@gmail.com