Monday, September 26, 2011

Minute To Win It

3 weeks until our program and I am very nervous!! I am not the type of person that enjoys getting up in front of large crowds so this is a huge step for me! My kids have been working so hard these past few weeks and I knew that we needed to have a little fun this week so we brought out their favorite game- Minute to Win it. I think they could play for hours. I know that there are so many different game ideas out there but here are the ones that we have used in our primary that work really well-

1- Place The Face-Show them a picture of Mr. Potato head they must then recreate the same face. I always throw in random objects and extra pieces to make it more challenging.
2- Arrange The Picture- I have taken a 5x7 picture of the Salt Lake Temple and cut it into pieces they must put the picture back together.
3-Fix The Mix- I got a package of the magnetic letters from the dollar store and place them on the chalkboard in no particular order, they must put them in the right order.
4- Dress The Part- I bring a small suitcase full of clothes that missionaries wear, they must put on the outfit.
5- Don't Drop Fred- Take a boiled egg and draw a face on it, I have a fabric hopscotch game that I bring and lay out on the floor. They must hold the egg on a spoon while doing hopscotch.
6- Hot Air Race- Bring a bag of balloons and choose two kids to come up, see who can blow up the most balloons in the time given.
7- Laundry Toss- Kids must throw 5 balls in varying sizes into a laundry basket.
8- Don't Miss- Kids must drop 20 clothespins into a mason jar in time given.

We started out by singing a song and I told the kids that I would pick someone who was trying their hardest to sing to come up and pick a game, of course they all wanted a turn and we were able to still review all of our program songs and have fun, that's a double bonus in my book!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Welcome to Sharing Through Singing, I have been the Primary Chorister for just under a year and I love it. I have grown so much in the past 11 months, both spiritually and musically, I love children and I love music. I hope that you will be able to take what has worked well for our primary and adapt it to fit your own. I have always stressed to my kids (yes, I call them my kids, they are great) that the most important thing about singing is to do so with the Spirit. Music can touch us in ways that words can't and our Primary songs have such beautiful sweet messages! There is no better way for our young children to share their testimonies than through song, nothing compares. Thank You for stopping by and I hope that you will come back often!