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Halloween Primary Songs

I have fond memories of my mother singing these Halloween songs from The Children's Friend at her piano when I was a child.  This was the start of my LOVE of all things Autumn and Halloween.  

We thought these would be fun to share.  If you are unsure if you should introduce these during your Singing Time, ask your Bishop. 

Also if you're wondering what the Church's stance on Halloween is, there was a great article written by LDS Living HERE.


Halloween "If You're Happy and You Know It"

Sometimes it's fun to do a holiday spin off a Primary Song and switch the words.  Here's an idea for Halloween time:

Tune to If You're Happy and You Know It...

If you're a ghost and you know it just say BOO.If you're a ghost and you know it just say BOO.
If you're a ghost and you know it and you really want to show it
If you're a ghost and you know it just say BOO.

Other examples are:

If you're a black cat and you know it say Me-ow

If you're a skeleton and you know it wiggle your bones (shake body)

If you're a monster and you know it say ROAR!

If you're a witch and you know it say hee hee hee

This is just a fun spin for Halloween.  Use if you think it works for your Primary!!!


Joyful Jack

Help Jack find his JOY!!!

He lost his face when he fell off the pumpkin truck!

In Philippians it tell of finding JOY through Christ regardless of our circumstances.

Build a Jack O' Lantern as you sing in Primary.  Each piece of his face represents a song to sing (have song titles on the back of each piece).

At the end of Singing Time, bear your testimony of finding JOY through Christ throughout our lives.

Pass out an Almond Joy as they head out - because who doesn't love candy? 


Brother Bones Singing Time Idea

Brother Bones is visiting for Primary Singing Time this Sunday!!!

He read the talk by Robert C. Gay, "What shall a Man Give in Exchange for his SOUL" found in the November 2012 Ensign and felt the need to come back to church!

But he's missing one thing!


Help Brother Bones place his bow tie on the right place!

Place some bow ties on the table (free BOW TIE PRINTABLE HERE), call up a child being reverent and have them pick a bow tie, blind fold the child.  As all the children sing a selected song, have them sing LOUDER when the selected child is close to Brother Bones' neck - have them sing QUIETER when the child is far away from the correct position.

(p.s. isn't my son the cutest with his miss matched socks????)

When they feel they're in the right spot, have them stick the bow tie on (have tape or tack on the back).  Have all the children finish the song.

Let the children have fun seeing where the bow tie ends up, who gets the closest, and reviewing a song!

Make sure to sing I'm all  Made of Hinges!!!!!!!!


"Shine as a Light"

'Shine as a Light' Primary Pumpkin Singing Time Idea

In Philippians 2:15 it talks about SHINING AS A LIGHT in the world and here at iheartprimarymusic we thought using Jack O' Lanterns for Singing Time was perfect for this!

Display 6-8 Jack O' Lanterns on the table.  If you're using real pumpkins, set tea light candle in each.  Call up a reverent helper to come and choose a pumpkin, light it, and then sing a Primary song.  If you're using artificial pumpkins, plug them in as the children choose.

Ask the child who was chosen to give/say an example on how they can be a LIGHT to the WORLD.  (examples:  Including friends at school, reminding parents to have FHE, help their siblings, say nice words, etc.)

When all the pumpkins are lit, at the end of Primary, bear your testimony of the importance of shining as a light to this world.


Fall Family Tree

Fall Family Tree Singing Time:

The leaves are changing color and falling down!!!  What a more perfect time to talk about FAMILY TREES????

Quickly discuss what a family tree is.  Help build a family tree by adding the members one at a time.  Each member represents a song to sing. 

Sing songs about families such as Here we are Together, Families Can be Together Forever, Family History-I am doing it, I have a Family Tree, The Hearts of the Children, Truth from Elijah.

I looked  F O R E V E R  for the perfect faces to use. 

I mean, "FOR EV VER" like 'Squints Palledorous' from the Sandlot.  

The ONLY and absolute BEST and CUTEST were found HERE on Susan Fitch's site.  She is amazingly talented.  I LOVE all her drawings.

Give the children a family tree printable to take home for a Come Follow Me lesson with their family!  
Tree printable found HERE from ayearoffheWonderful resource site!

Bear testimony of the importance of knowing, remembering, learning about, doing temple work, missionary work for your FAMILY members - old, young, alive or past.


"NOT" Witches Brew

How's the saying go?.. Boil, Boil. Toil and Trouble.  Fire burns and cauldrons Bubble"???

Can you image a witch stirring her pot of brew?????  I'm sure there is some wrath, anger and bitterness when she stirs!!!!

In Ephesians 4:31-32 it reads:

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and aanger, and clamour, and bevil cspeaking, be put away from you, with all dmalice

32 And be ye akind one to another, tenderhearted, bforgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Sounds like we have some missionary work to do with these witches!!!!

For today's October post, we thought we'd use a witches cauldron for Singing Time.  

Add some good ingredients to the stew (kindness, tenderness, forgiveness, etc)!  Have some slips of paper on the table with the Christlike qualities and a coordinating song.  Call up a child to pick a slip and put it in the cauldron.  (Having a fog machine running would be AWESOME to use for this Singing Time).

Here are some examples of songs and qualities:  (Talk about each one as they pick, ask how they are show this Christlike attribute/quality)

KINDNESS:  Kindness Begins with me
FORGIVENESS: Help Me, Dear Father
PATIENCE:  I'll Walk with You
CHARITY:  I'm Trying to be like Jesus
OBEDIENCE: Keep the Commandments
(and many more options!)
Closing Song:  I'm Trying to be Like Jesus

In the end, stir it up and remind the children to NOT be like a witch (anger and wrath, etc) and be like CHRIST!!!!!

Send them home with this "NOT" Witches Brew to make with their family after church for FHE!!!