Teaching music just got easier!
Children learn to memorize songs with visuals, and here you can download a visual for every verse for those precious Primary songs.
Primary music leaders can use them for singing time and parents use them during family home evening. Children will enjoy learning a new song with these picture-perfect visuals you can post or mount on wooden craft-sticks.
Plus you will find tons of motivational activities to help them sing, e.g., pick-a-song, singing meters, super singer awards and more.
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FOUR WAYS TO GRAB SONG VISUALS AND SINGING ACTIVITIES:
Here you can download the visuals to teach over 80 Primary children’s songs found in the Children’s Songbook, Hymns and Friend magazine. You no longer need to search for pictures to teach the songs we have done it for you with these bright and easy-to-learn visuals. Now they are at your fingertips to download and print in color or black-and-white.
FUN Ways to Use Song Visuals:
The visuals can be cut out and mounted on wooden craft sticks for children to hold, hung with clips along a string-line, or they can hold them as they are. Mount or print them on cardstock or photo paper to keep them from bending while children are holding them. Laminating or placing in plastic sheet protectors will keep them nice and improve longevity.
1. Memory Game: Use visuals to teach song a verse at a time. You can increase children’s memory by reviewing the verse of a song using the visuals and then taking random visuals away until they feel confident they can remember the song.
2. Mix them up! Once children have learned a song, mix up the visuals and pass them to various children. Let the children come up to the front and put them back in order and then sing the song.
3. Guess the Song: Place one visual from different songs in a pillowcase and have the children come up and choose one. See if the children can guess the song from that one visual and sing the song once it is guessed. This is a fun activity to play for points in teams or boys against the girls.
4. Singing Soft and Loud: You can have children go out of the room while you hide one and then sing the song softer when they are far away and louder when they are getting closer to picture. Repeat as time allows.
The visuals are organized by song codes. Look for the code on the bottom of the page and on the corresponding cue card. For example, for the song “Nephi’s Courage”, we have written the code for each visual as follows: CS 120-2-5 meaning Children’s Songbook, page 120, verse 2, phrase 5. Songs that have a chorus will have a “C” in place of the verse number on each of the visuals. You will be able to quickly put the visuals in order if they get mixed-up by following the song codes.
The words are left off of the visuals for the following reasons:
1. Copyright laws prohibit gospelgrabbag.com from including the lyrics without the author’s express permission.
2. However, you can write the words or phrases in your own language at the bottom of the visuals. We suggest writing in large easy-to-read letters a keyword or a sentence starter. For example for the “Nephi’s Courage” song: “Nephi’s older brothers” will get them started and help children finish the phrase: “believed it would not float.”
We have provided CUE CARDS to be glued on the back of the visuals that will help the leader recall the words along with a small thumbnail of the visual being shown. You may write in the corresponding words for each cue card if you choose to do so.
We have provided a link to go directly to the lyrics on the church website for each available song.
TO FIND LESSON ACTIVITIES on this subjects go to the A-Z Index.
FIVE WAYS TO GRAB SONG VISUALS AND SINGING ACTIVITIES:
SUGGEST YOU PURCHASE OUR CD-ROM and BOOK (while they are still in print) OF THE FOLLOWING:
Super Little Singers CD-ROM only – while supplies last at seagullbook.com
SEE ALL 2017 SONGS ON PINTEREST
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