Saturday, February 5, 2011
Primary Music Idea - I Will Follow God's Plan
This month our Primary Children will learn about the Plan of Happiness. I struggled in how I was going to teach this song. I wanted to show the Primary Children that we made the choice to come to earth and if we will follow God's Plan we can return to live with Him again someday. I remembered that I had a laminated poster of an outline of a body that I use while teaching teachers how to become better teachers. It hit me that I could use it for this song. Down the middle of the body I have put the questions that our Primary Outline suggests that we ask while teaching this song. Who? Where? Why? What? I'm going to place them on the body as I ask the Primary Children those questions. I might even take a dry erase marker and add some of their answers underneath. Then, throughout the beginning of the song it talks about our lives and continues into what we will do now to work hard to return to our Heavenly Father. For the beginning part of the song I've placed those thoughts on the left side of the body and the I WILL portion is on the right side. Showing that our lives were given to us and we will do all we can to follow his plan. You can be creative and use different colored pieces of paper to highlight the sections of the song too. My hope is that they will all make wise choices every day to be able to have the Spirit in their lives.
If you would like a copy of the words that I used on my poster...please comment here or email me directly at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to leave me your email address!
Posters can be made at local office supply stores for very inexpensive. Download a JPEG file of an outline of a Gingerbread Boy and take it to them on a flash drive. You can also use butcher paper to create a person or a Cricket Machine cut out of a paper doll.