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Children All Over the World

Children All Over the World

How fun are these?!?!?!?!?!?  This is a great song to sing in November when we focus on THANKS giving :)

Children love having visuals to help remember the words to a song and to connect with it, and this song is perfect for a visual!

To introduce this song, you could stand at the microphone and say "wir danken dir".  The children might looked confused.  "Wir danken dir" is a German word.  Does anyone know what it means?

It means, THANK YOU!  Do you think Heavenly Father can understand all languages of children as they pray?  Yes!  Let's sing a song about saying thank you to Heavenly Father from all over the world!

Show each poster and tell which country they represent and how to pronounce the way they say, "thank you".  Have them repeat after you.

“Gracias.” (grah-see-ahs) SPANISH
“Malo.” (mah-loh) TONGAN
“Wir danken dir.” (veer don-ken deer)  GERMAN
“tak,” (tahk) DANISH
“merci,” (mare-see)  FRENCH
“Kansha shimasu,” (kahn-shah shee-mah-sue) JAPANESE

You may want to put the pronunciation on the back of the poster as a reminder for you!  (it's not cheating!)

Heavenly Father LOVES all His children and LOVES to hear from them everyday in their prayers!  Bear testimony of His love for each of the Primary children and the importance of prayer!

“Wir danken dir.” 
“Kansha shimasu”
"Thank you" for visiting iheartprimarymusic today!  


Pumpkin Pie Turn

It's tradition!  You just gotta have PUMPKIN PIE at Thanksgiving!!!!!  So why not use it for a Singing Time in November?? :)

To make this Pumpkin Pie Turn, you'll need two white poster boards, cut in identical circle sizes.  Color one to look like a pumpkin pie - leave the other one white, divide slices, and song title on each piece.  Put a brad in the middle so that you can rotate the top from the bottom without them sliding apart.

Call up a reverent child and have them turn the pie to reveal the next song!

The pie slices could also be ways to sing a song (stand on one foot, eyes closed, hum, etc. OR put a song that you're working on written on 2 or 3 slices - so that it can be repeated).

To see a quick video on how it turns, check on our Instagram page!

mmmmmm.. now I'm hungry for PIE!!!!!!


Thankful Turkey Feathers

This Singing Time idea is an easy one for Thanksgiving!

All you need is a paper turkey and some feathers!

Start by having the turkey (body only) on the chalkboard and feathers on the table or podium.  Call up a reverent child to come pick out a feather and put it on the turkey (tape or sticky tack).  That same child tells something they're thankful for (or their favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving dinner), add the feather, and sing a song.

You could also start with the feathers ON the tukey and pluck them off.

(Our paper turkey pictured was drawn on brown paper, colored with chalk, outlined with black marker, and the body is cut out of cardboard, feathers are cut from scrapbook paper).

This is a great way for the children to start thinking about things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season!!!


Faith is

Hebrews 11

"Faith Requires Trusting in God's Promises."

In part of this week's lesson it talks about FAITH, so we thought it would be appropriate to talk about the Primary song, Faith, and share our song visual

Faith is knowing the sun will rise, lighting each new day.
Faith is knowing the Lord will hear my prayers each time I pray.
Faith is like a little seed:
If planted, it will grow.
Faith is a swelling within my heart.
When I do right, I know.

Here is a few pictures of the fun song visual we have for our Primary.  The kids LOVE watching the object slide up as we sing the song.  I hope this is something they visually remember as THEY GROW and remember the message of what it means and how it makes them feel.

Here are some pictures of the back in case anyone would like to see :)

It was put together with fishing string, eyelets and clamps on the back.

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For my family's CFM-FHE lesson, we read Alma 32:21, then sang this song.  We discussed what Faith is and why it's like a seed.

Then I put some objects from around the house into a paper sack (a banana, Hot Wheels car, basebase, spoon, toothpaste, etc.)  I asked my boys to stick their hand in the bag a FEEL what was in the bag without looking and tell me what one object was.  They guessed it right and I asked how did they know what it was -without seeing it?  

By feeling!  (duh, mom!)

This is how faith can work, we FEEL something is true and right through the influence of the Holy Ghost.

To end, I asked them to show me their muscles.  

They were quick to show them ha!  

I asked, "How do you work/grow your muscles? Show me".  My oldest started doing push ups,  my middle did squats and my youngest jumped up and down.

What would happen to our muscles if we sat around in bed all day? (get weak)

Just like our muscles need to be worked to grow stronger, we need to work our FAITH EVERYDAY.

How can we strengthen our FAITH? (Going to church, read scriptures, service, prayer, kindness, obeying the commandments, etc.)

At the end, we did some fun exercises together such as star jumps, leap frogs, run in place, and sit ups.


"Search", Ponder, and DIG!

Can you find the song in the dried corn??????

We thought this would make a fun Singing Time for Primary during the Thanksgiving season :)

Call up a reverent child to get 15 seconds to try to find a song in the corn, maybe 20 for Junior.

Sing that song once it's found!

Be sure to put down a sheet or small tarp below the bucket so that it can be an easy cleanup in case some spill out!

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(2019 CFM-Lesson)

Hebrew 3:7 - 4:11  "In order to receive God's blessings, I must "harden not" my heart".

Dried Corn is HARD!!!!!  I would much rather it be soft, cooked corn.

Just as hard/dry corn is hard to eat, hard HEARTS are hard for God to speak us and for us to use faith.  We must have soft hearts to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, live the Gospel, obey God's commandments, hear the Spirit's whisperings and receive blessing.

You could show the difference between dry corn and soft, squish them a little to show how they are different.  Ask which one they would like to crunch in their mouth.  (the soft one!)

God speaks to soft hearts (have them touch where their heart is) and pours out blessings to them.

Share this quick message before continuing on to Digging in the corn and Singing!  At the end of Singing Time, bear your testimony of having a soft heart :)


Armored Turkey

I'm sure you've heard of "Disguising the Turkey".

But man!  This turkey is tired of running!

So he's armed up to save himself from being Thanksgiving dinner!!!

This singing time is to help Turkey arm up to protect himself and to help the children review the Armor of God that THEY can put on to protect their Spirits.

Start with a picture of Turkey by himself.  Is he strong without his armor?  Would he be stronger with armor? (yes!)  Let's help Turkey add his armor to protect himself from Thanksgiving dinner by singing some songs.  Each song sung is a piece of armor to add.

(The armor pieces are from the AMAZING SUSAN FITCH click her name to take you to her website.)

On the armor pieces, talk about what that Armor of God piece represents and you could also read the scripture.  Ephesians 6:10-18

(If you need to review a monthly song, each piece of armor could represent a different way to sing.)

After Turkey is fully armored, bear your testimony that WE are all stronger and prepared against evil with our Spiritual armor.  We need these every day and EACH piece.


Candy Bar Singing Time

Anyone else have a mounds of candy left over from Halloween???? 

Well, here’s a sweet idea:  why not use them during Primary this week?

There are many “REESE”-ons to be THANKFUL this time of year!!!  So let’s use some of our favorite candy bars to help us remember them!!!

(I would have used a Reese's in these pictures buuuuuut.... they are always the first to go!)

Have different candy’s displayed on the table, each representing something to be THANKFUL FOR and a coordinating SONG TO SING about that blessing.

Almond Joy – We are thankful for the JOY and Happiness the Gospel brings. (If You’re Happy and You Know It).
Skittles – We are thankful for BAPTISM. (When I am Baptized).
ButterFINGERS – We are thankful for our BODIES.
3 Musketeers – We are thankful for the 3 MEMBERS of the Godhead. (When Jesus Christ was Baptized).
Candy Corn – We are thankful for our DAILY FOOD. (For Health and Strength).
Hershey Kiss – We are thankful for the LOVE of our families. (Families Can be Together Forever).
Milky Way – We are thankful for the PLAN OF SALVATION. (My Life is a Gift)
M and M – We are thankful for the Marvelous and Magnificent blessing of the TEMPLE. (The Lord Gave me a Temple).
Reese’s – We can be thankful and “Reese – pect” the words and revelation from our PROPHET. (Follow the Prophet).
Kit Kat – We are thankful that we can PRAY to Heavenly Father when we need a “break”. (A Child’s Prayer).
Airheads – We are thankful for the SCRIPTURES that fill our heads, hearts, and Spirits with nourishment. (Book of Mormon Stories).

What other candy and songs can you think of as a blessing????