Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nephi's Courage - Verse 3 Added

I couldn't sleep last night, so I decided to make good use of those restless hours, and catch up on some Singing Time projects.  I finally completed verse 3 of Nephi's Courage... YAY!
You can access the complete flip chart here.

I also fixed an error in He Sent His Son -- noticed while we were singing it last Sunday.  An "is" instead of "His." (Ooops.)  You can access the modified, corrected version here.

Sunday morning I was so grateful for the quick, simple Singing Time plan found here and here.  I'll admit, I was in a pinch, and needed help!!  I love that ideas are so available via technology, and that so many are willing to share.  A million thanks.

I grabbed some of my empty plastic eggs, and printed out the following wordstrips to put inside each one:
  • Make your funniest face.
  • "Swim" back to your seat.
  • Name a Book of Mormon prophet.
  • Rub your belly and pat your head while we sing Follow the Prophet.
  • Use a balloon to lead the Primary in singing Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam.
  • Hop back to your seat.
  • Turn the flip chart while we sing Gethsemane.
  • Lead the Primary in a SILENT verse of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.
  • Name one of the current apostles.  (The week before General Conference we worked on the Living Prophets song, found here.  It was a huge hit, and I was pleasantly surprised at how fast the kids picked it up.  In Sr. Primary, when a child had found this particular egg, I decided to challenge the Primary and see if they could name them all.  They did.  Impressive.)
I quickly hid the eggs around the Primary room (in full view of all children present, since, with the recent ward split and another schedule added to our {tiny} building, we no longer have the luxury of setting the room up in advance), and chose reverent children to help find the eggs.  It was a tender mercy that I found a Singing Time plan that was doable, fun-but-reverent, and effective in the short amount of time I had. 

Watch for the flip charts for When I Am Baptized, The Holy Ghost, and Mother, Tell Me the Story... also the result of my highly efficient sleepless night/morning.


  1. Thank you so much for your flip charts! I am a Mom of two young children with autism and the Sunbeam teacher for our ward. It has been my goal to make singing time books with visuals for my kids to help them make it through that rough time during primary. I try to teach songs to my own kiddos during the week so they will be able to be engaged some what at church. You just saved me a TON of work! There are several autistic kids in our small ward. I can't wait to share these visuals with the other moms!

  2. Hi! I am new to your site and I am a little confused on how to download the flip charts. When I try to download them it takes me to a google page. Can you help me or maybe email me the files. Thanks.

  3. I believe the links should take you to a Google Docs page, where you should be able to print using the tiny printer icon (mine is on the top left). IF you have a gmail account, you can save them to your Google Docs, where you can access them whenever you would like. I only know how my computer works, so hopefully that helps you!! If you keep having problems, let me know and I can email any of the flip charts to you.