Saturday, May 7, 2011

Praise to the Man - Verse 1

Because I'm teaching this song in little bits and not all at once, each section will be it's own post.  This is the activity I have planned to teach the first verse.

You will need:
4 envelopes, labeled with colored ink:  Red, Green, Blue, Orange
This document, with the phrases cut into strips and put into the matching envelope
The trivia questions in the PDF, or you can write your own.  Or just skip that part, it's up to you.

The plan:
I will divide the group into 4 sections, and let a reverent child from each section come up and choose an envelope.  They will take it back to their group and they will all have 1 minute or so to learn their part.  Then we will sing the song, each section singing their part.  The section that sings the best will have a chance to answer a trivia question.  If they get it right, they get to switch all of the colors around, however they want.  I will then give another minute or so for the group to learn their new parts, and the game will continue until each group gets a chance with each color.

I love this kind of activity, because it's another great way to get the kids to sing a song over and over again without getting bored, and also helps them memorize their parts without a lot of "I sing, U repeat" going on.  I have found that the more I leave it up to the kids to learn the words, the better they learn them!

Now, I'm going off to start my "Mother's Day Fest." Happy Mother's Day to you all, and I hope you have a restful day!

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  1. Fantastic idea! I am definitely going to use this tomorrow. You are a life saver!

  2. I just got called to be the primary chorister today and I am awful with music! I found your website and I am looking forward to checking out your awesome ideas. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this so it makes it easier for people like me. Happy Sunday!

  3. Thank you for sharing this idea! It worked really well with our sr primary today. :) The kids were excited and tried their best to learn the phrases. Your blog has been a big help.


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