Thursday, May 20, 2010

Song Helps "The Holy Ghost" (Children's Songbook page 105)

Image courtesy creative commons license by qusic march 2010

* Make the song into a paper quilt (comforter) with pictures/words. Let the children put the quilt together as they learn the song, then as it has sunk in, you can hold up different quilt squares and review different parts of the song randomly. Or if you're super ambitious, a real quilt with iron on pictures in the different sections. Then the children can wear it at the front as you learn the words! I bet they'd get excited about that!

* When singing, stand and then have the children get small (close to the ground) on the words whisper and still small voice.

* Have a paper dove attached to a stick and invite children who are trying hard to sing, come up and lead the song with the stick.

* Since the Holy Ghost teaches us the truth of all things, write/or sing the phrases in the song either correct or incorrect. Have the children give thumbs up if it's true or thumbs down if false. Change all false parts into the right and true words of the song. Have the children sing the true words.
(For example: When Christ was on the earth, He didn't promise he would send, the Holy Ghost to comfort us, our true eternal angel. False! )

*Invite 5 men with the Melchizedek Priesthood to come in and sing this song. Invite the children to guess why you wanted men to sing this song? Because it is by the laying on of hands that we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost!!!


Becky Slivka said...

Thank you so much for your great ideas! I love their simplicity and effectiveness!

cindy said...

One of my "two turtle doves" from Christmas attached to the end of a chopstick is going to be a lot of fun tomorrow! Thanks!

Sofia's Primary Ideas said...

Sister Slivka- Thank you! I'm a big fan of simple because I'm pretty simple myself :) As for my ideas, they are straight from above so I can't claim them as my own.

Sister Cindy- Great! Hope everything went well! Thanks for commenting!