January 2011 is here:) That means the time has come to start teaching your primary children the first of many songs needed for the program in the 4th quarter. Let me just start by saying I LOVE THIS SONG! I also got a lot of teaching helps and ideas from Kathleen's blog. Research her blog. She's very thorough.
I found plenty of flip charts out there for this song. But none of them felt just right for my primary. I made one to add to your list of choices. If I Listen With My Heart Flip Chart
The first week I introduced the song to the children. I asked them to listen to the song & tell me the 3 ways we can hear the Savior's voice. My plan was to play the CD for them to listen to. But of course that would be too easy! My CD player went kaput right there in Primary. So I sucked it up and sang it to them. Yep, if I can do it.....you can too! I'm a piano teacher, not a vocalist. But I survived (obviously) and I haven't heard of any children that have been permanently traumatized. The kids closed their eyes while I sang. That helped me:) They were able to answer the question: scriptures, living prophet, Holy Ghost.
Then we learned the first verse. I simply asked them questions about the pictures & likened them to them. I made it very personal to each of them, individually. I used sticky notes to cover the words & uncovered the key words as we went along. They did a great job & were anxious to learn the 2nd verse. But that will be another post:)