"...by small and simple things are great things brought to pass..."

Alma 37:6

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Nursery - Singing Time Cards

We have 3 Nursery classes in our ward, so I've thought there was no way I could do singing time in Nursery.  Well I finally chatted with the Nursery leader because I would love to have my hands in Nursery music somehow, and we decided I would visit one class each week on a rotation.  Anyway, she told me each class has a singing time packet with cute ways to choose songs -- one is a fishing game, another is laminated cards that look like jellybeans, and I forget the other one.  From what she knows these are all wiggle songs.  So to keep with what the kids are used to I made some cards to supplement their singing time.  And I actually made 3 sets so each class can be singing these songs even when I'm not in there.  We will take turns choosing from their wiggle pile and my new pile of Gospel related songs.

In case they aren't even using the ones they have, or if they want to do all of my cards or whatever, I also made a wiggle song set.  I know there are a few songs that could go either way, but I wanted to make use of the entire sheet I would be printing on.  I hate wasting resources!  :)  I printed all of these on card stock and cut them out to about 3x4 inch cards.  After I write the song name on the back of each card I'll laminate them.

There are 12 songs in each set.  That is a lot of songs!  There are so many great ones to choose from.  We obviously won't have time each week to sing all the songs, but hopefully it will be a good and fun rotation, and the children will be getting exposure to these wonderful songs.  Also, I did not make a card for I Am a Child of God (2) because my intention is that that will always be the last song we sing together.

Here are links to both sets:

Gospel Song Cards:

Wiggle Song Cards:

Gospel Song Cards:
  • Temple: I Love to See the Temple (95)
  • Christ w/ children: I Know That My Savior Loves Me (2015 outline... I'm going to sing just the chorus with these nursery kids)
  • Family in front of temple: Families Can Be Together Forever (188)
  • Houses in the rain: The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (281)
  • Rainbow: When I Am Baptized (103)
  • Missionary tag: I Hope They Call Me on a Mission (169)
  • Star: I Am Like a Star (163)
  • Footprints: I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus (78)
  • Bird: My Heavenly Father Loves Me (228)
  • Heart: I Feel My Savior's Love (74)
  • Light: Teach Me to Walk in the Light (177... I still don't love that picture but it was the best I could come up with) 
  • President Monson: Follow the Prophet (110)

Wiggle Song Cards:
  • Happy face: If You're Happy (266)
  • Snowman: Once There was a Snowman (249)
  • Hands together: Roll Your Hands (274)
  • Wiggly hands: I Wiggle (271)
  • Book of Mormon: Book of Mormon Stories (118)
  • Child with arms bent: Hinges (277)
  • Four children: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes (275)
  • Stream: Give, Said the Little Stream (236)
  • Popcorn: Popcorn Popping (242)
  • Sun: Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam (60)
  • Smile: Smiles (267)
  • Child jumping: Do As I'm Doing (276)

Picture a Christmas - Simple Sign Language

This year I'm teaching Picture a Christmas from the Children's Songbook for one of our ward Christmas party songs.  I wanted to teach it with sign language so I called upon a friend of mine in another ward to make a video of the sign language for this song (since she knows ASL and has been teaching this song in sign language in her Primary the last few years!).  She is so sweet and did it for me!  Thank you Sara.  :)  Here is the link to her YouTube channel to view the simple sign language for this song.  (She even told me that she doesn't end up doing all the signs she does in this video with her Primary.  I have found that if I do too many signs for my Primary that the kids are too focused on doing them right and not singing hardly at all.  Just something to keep in mind.)

Away in a Manger (Children's Songbook)

Here is a flip chart I created for the Primary songbook version of Away in a Manger last year.  I went over it with the children as a flip chart and also had printed just the pictures and cut them out for them to put in order on the board as a supplemental activity to review it.

Flip chart:

Just pictures: