I love how we are given a bit of freedom with 2 of the 8 months! After much pondering & prayer, this is the final list of our program songs:
January- As a Child of God, 2012 Outline (3 verses)
February- Build An Ark, Sept. 2010 "Friend" (2 verses)
March- *Stand For the Right, CS 159 (1 Verse) [Jr. Primary Only]
Choose the Right, Hymn 239 (Verses 1 & 3 Only)
[Sr. Primary Only, with Jr. Primary joining for the chorus only]
*Jesus Has Risen, CS 70
*Hosanna!, CS 66
April- I Feel My Savior's Love, CS 74 (4 verses)
[All kids sing vss. 1 & 4, small group or solo sing
vss 2 & 3, All kids sing chorus]
MOTHER'S DAY SONGS:
Mother Dear I Love You So, CS 206a (3 verses)
An Angel To Watch Over Me, by Sally DeFord (3 Verses)
[All primary vss. 1 & 3, YW vss. 2 & 3]
May- "Give", Said the Little Stream, CS 236 (3+ verses)
[other lyrics will be added & the song will be arranged by myself]
FATHER'S DAY SONGS:
*Daddy's Homecoming, CS 210
*The Family is Of God, (Verse 2 only)
*When I Hear My Father Pray, Mar. Ensign '83
June- Nephi's Courage, CS 120 (3 verses) *[They know verse 1!]
PATRIOTIC SONGS: TBD
July- *When I Am Baptized, CS 103 (2 verses)
PIONEER SONGS: TBD
August- *I'm Trying To Be Like Jesus, CS 78 (verse 1 only)
[Jr. Primary Only]
*Scripture Medley (Scripture Power/Hand In Hand)
[Small Group Only]
*NOTE: Songs our primary kids already know!
I am not teaching the songs in the same order as in the Outline. I try to teach the more difficult songs the first 6 months of the year. So many families are gone for the entire summer that learning songs those months is pointless. Why work twice as hard when you can plan ahead & make your life a bit easier:) My motto: "Planning allows you to be lazy". We have always held our program at the end of October. So by September, I'm already working on brushing up the program songs during Singing Times. There's no time to LEARN a new song by then.
Also, don't forget that you always need to add holiday songs for Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, & Pioneer Day. I included those holiday songs with the monthly song list. That way I can plan my Singing Times accordingly.
What songs are your Primary kids doing this year? Please share!