Saturday, April 17, 2010
Primary Music Idea - Recipe for a 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.
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