New month=New song! After a 5 week month in January, it's nice to move on to something new. For our Primary, this month is a short one. We have Stake Conference on February 27th, so we only have 3 weeks to concentrate on the monthly song(s). To make it even more challenging, our Primary is also learning/reviewing "Scripture Power". BRING IT ON!!!!
This month I want to use props to teach the song(s).
So without further adieu, I present my "I Will Follow God's Plan" prop list:
gift wrapped box- My life is a gift,
plan of salvation diagram- my life has a plan; My life has a purpose,
large cloud- in heav'n it began
picture of earth covered with a large home- My choice was to come to this lovely home on earth
eye glasses/flashlight- And seek for God's light to direct (have child use flashlight like the airport runway workers do to direct ground plane traffic)
baby doll- me from birth
plan of salvation diagram w/foot prints on it- I will follow God's plan for me
rope with "love" sign attached- Holding fast to His word and His love
construction hat- I will work and I will pray (have child wearing hat also fold arms for praying)
a shoe- I will always walk in His way
picture of earth covered with a big happy face- And I will be happy on earth
large cloud with a large home in it- And in my home above
The song is written as if there's a verse and a chorus. So for me, it makes sense to teach the song by splitting it into 2 sections. Besides, it's a long song & I know my Jr. Primary kids won't be able to take it all in one week anyway. Sr. Primary, however, can handle it.
"Scripture Power" is a song that many of the Sr. Primary kids have learned in the past. So for them, this will be a review. For the majority of the Primary, it'll be a completely new song. I'll teach the Jr. Primary kids the chorus first. I will check out about 10 scriptures from the library for them to hold up every time they sing "Scripture Power". I know it's been done before. But I feel that they'll stay attentive & by only handing out those few scriptures, they'll need to take turns. Thus, we can sing it multiple times without getting bored with it:) I will also have the Sr. Primary use their scriptures in the same way. I just won't use the libraries, as most of these kids bring their own sets.
So here's my prop list for "Scripture Power":
picture of Christ- Because I want to be like the Savior, and I can,
scriptures- I'm reading His instructions,
plan of salvation diagram- I'm following His plan.
hero's cape- Because I want the power His word will give to me,
CTR shield- I'm changing how I live, I'm changing what I'll be.
an anti-sin sort of picture- keeps me safe from sin
ribbon or gold medal- is the power to win
sun picture/scriptures- ev'ry day I need the power that I get each time I read
VERSE 2 ( only 1 child needs to help by wearing the armor & raising sword, shield, etc.. as we sing)
foam sword with truth written on it- I'll find the sword of truth in each scripture that I learn.
foam shield with faith written on it- I'll take the shield of faith from these pages that I turn.
helmet, etc.- I'll wear each vital part of the armor of the Lord,
ribbon or gold medal- And fight my daily battles, and win a great reward.
I'm off to start making/gathering my props!!