Tomorrow is our review day. I had told the primary kids on week 1 that if they learned all 3 verses of January's song by the end of the 4th week, we'd have a game day on week 5. So tomorrow's a big, big day! I have cut out the pictures of If I Listen Verse Pics Only. No words. I'll place the pictures on the table & have a child come up to choose the ones that go to verse 1. We'll place them on the chalkboard & do a quick review run through. Then we'll have do an activity to re-enforce that verse. We'll repeat this process for each verse, allowing a total of 6 minutes per verse.
Below, I've listed the activities for each verse. The Pitch Sticks & Paint a Melody are ideas I found on The Children Sing Blog. The concept is similar to what we did with the Lily Pads & Frogs when learning verse 2, so it won't take much time to explain it to them. I found colorful sticks at the dollar store to use & a 30 pack of brushes at Joanne's for $1.99.
Verse 1: Pitch Sticks
Verse 2: Paint the Melody
Verse 3: Crescendo the Crocodile
If I feel the Paint the Melody will be to "babyish" for the Sr. Primary, I'll just pull out the Lily Pads & Frogs. They loved that! If I do, it'll be for the 1st verse and then use the Pitch Sticks for the 2nd verse.