For Father's Day this year, our primary will sing just 2 songs, I think. We did 3 for Mother's Day & it seemed a bit much. So the first Father's Day song is "Daddy's Homecoming" on pg. 210 of the C.S. Every kid knows that one, right? So I'm going to teach (or remind) them "When I Hear My Father Pray" which is found here on the LDS website. It was printed in the March, 1983 Ensign. I will be using the frogs, lily pads, & pitch sticks activities to work with the children.
I made a simple flip chart for the song. If they can get it learned in time & not have to rely on the aid, that'd be great! But it makes it easy to use them during their Sacrament Meeting Performance, if necessary. Sometimes you just have to swallow the pride of trying to get the kids to memorize in order for them to feel successful in sounding great for their parents:) Learned this the hard way with Mother's Day:(
I left out all of the "hear" words on the flip chart (pages 1, 2, & 5). On the last page I have 3 ears with the word "hear" on them. I cut them out & glued them in place. It didn't turn out perfect, but good enough for me! I also couldn't get the words "and care" to go on the page (page 2) where I wanted it. So as a last resort, I did the same thing with them as I did the ears- cut it out & glued it! Page 2's lyrics should say: "I hear him say a prayer for me that God will love and care for me."
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