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2022 Primary Singing Time Weekly Calendar

 2022 Primary Singing Time Weekly Calendar

Hello!!!! and welcome to 2022 Primary Singing Time!!!!  I personally am so excited to be learning the Old Testament this year and being able to learn and sing in Primary Singing Time with the children!!!  I've already started planning out the monthly song and singing activities :)  

I'm not sure if anymore likes to plan out like me, but I really find having a weekly calendar is SOOO helpful!  This way, I don't have to plan Singing Time EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT (well, at least not as much ;)).

So here is the link to the printable 12 month calendar for any music leader that would like one.  I like to print it off, write the holidays in, General Conference, Stake Conferences, Sunday's that we will be singing (Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc),  This truly helps me be organized and prepared.

Find the link for printing one for you HERE.  Happy Singing!!!!!

**To find list of all the 2022 suggested Primary songs, click HERE


2022 Primary Singing Time Song List

 It's out!!!!  The list of recommended songs for 2022 Primary Singing Time!!!  As always, it's helpful to have a list ready to be printed out and slipped into your music folder.  So here you go!  It' s going to be another great year in Primary!!!!  The Old Testament wahoo!!!

For a printable PDF, CLICK HERE.


Invisible Song

 This time of year, it's fun to think about Halloween costumes, super powers, and magic.  I always thought it would be neat to have the invisibility power and be the "invisible person" for Halloween.  Wouldn't that be something???

To start this singing time in Primary, I pulled out my song papers (6-8), looked through them and said something like, 

"Oh boy.  I thought this might have happened.  When I was walking into church this morning, I dropped my song papers and now all the words and letters have fallen off".  (looking really sad and showing them that there's no words on them ;).  

"Now how are we going to know which songs to sing?????" (thinking)

"Aha!" (looking through my Sunday bag)

"I knew this might come in handy someday!  I thankfully have my magic-ink paintbrush! (pulling out and showing my paintbrush)

"Let's put it to the test and see if it will work!!!!!!"

Put the "blank" song papers up on the chalkboard with magnets and call up a reverent child to come and use the paintbrush to reveal the song!  Then sing!!

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Here's how it works:

First, paint/spell the song out with a small paintbrush or Q-Tip.  (Let dry)

Then to reveal the song, use a medium sized paintbrush.  The solution will stain so be sure to use one that is ok to be thrown away/stained - same with the bowl that you use to mix.

Here is the mix solution:

First, invisible ink :  1/2 cup water and 1 Tablespoon baking soda.

Then, magic ink to reveal: 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol mixed with 1 teaspoon turmeric.

**Be sure to scrape excess solution before handing over the paintbrush so that it does not drip!

Easy peasy and soooo fun to watch it be revealed.

I hope this helps you in some way to prepare for your Primary Singing Time.  Let us know if you use it!!!!  Sending love to you all!!!


Back to School Primary Singing Time

 Hello everyone!!!  Looking for an easy Back to School Primary Singing Time Idea?

...aaaaand practice songs for the Primary Program????

This might be the post you're looking for!

My life has been busier than ever and maybe yours has too - that means some weeks I need an idea that's easy, fast, and yet still fun and engaging.

This is what we did this week in Singing Time:

I had a brown paper sack on the table.  I told the kids that we were going to play a Back to School game and sing!

I pulled out the Back to School items, one by one, and set them on the table.  

I chose one child to come up and pick an item, then picked another child to be the "finder".  The finder went out in the hall, then the other child hid the item.  Calling the child back into the Primary room, we sang the chosen song (we chose I Wonder When He Comes Again to practice).  Whispering when the "finder child" was far away from the item and singing loud when they got closer.

Easy Hot N' Cold game, right?

Well, if your Senior Primary is like mine, they are reeeeeally good finders.  So I thought it could be fun to save the calculator for the last time (or 2 last times) for the game.  Type a number on the calculator, then hide it.  When they find it, they also have to find the same cooresponding page number in the Children's Song Book before the end of the song being sung!

For the closing song, I chose a reverent child to come up and lead with the ruler :)

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ANOTHER BACK TO SCHOOL IDEA is to buy PENCILS for each child (unsharpened!). Pass them out. 

-Let them led with their pencils for the first song, 
-Drum on their chair (or floor) for the next, 
-Baton twirl between fingers for one song (tell them to hold the pencil like they’re going to write something, then rotate it around so the eraser end is down, then repeat -only use one hand!),
-Inchworm (with one hand, inch the fingers like an inchworm from the eraser end to the tip and back).  
-Before church put a star on one of the erasers (let that child come up and lead in front for a song).

What other ideas can YOU come up with for pencils in Singing Time???  We'd love to hear! and we hope these ideas can help you with your Back to School Primary Singing Time!!!!


Pick a Number Between : A Primary Singing Time Idea

In need of a quick and eeeasy Singing time Idea this summer????

Well, it doesn't get much simpler than this!

All you need is your Primary Children's Songbook!!!

Pull out a name choosing stick, or just call on a child who you think has been listening and singing well.

Ask them to choose a number between..... _____ and ______.

So for instance, if you want to sing a:

Wiggle/Action Song, say, "choose a number between 252 and 285".

Song about Heavenly Father, a number between 2 and 31.

Song about Jesus, choose a number between 34 and 83.

Christmas, 36 and 54.

Family 188 and 211

Pioneers/Heritage , 214 and 225

Seasons, 228 and 249


So, ask the child to pick and number, and after they've given it, look up that number in the songbook and sing it!

The children will have fun being the choosers of random numbers and singing different songs!!!!!


Wake Up, Dad!!! A Father's Day Primary Singing Time Idea

I have to start off by saying, this Wake-Up Dad! Father's Day Primary Singing Time visual is a copy-cat from the Latter-Day Saint Primary Music Leaders page on Facebook, posted by Virginia Richins (on June 6th, 2021).  This Facebook group is so wonderful for all ideas and things Primary Music.  The link to the page is HERE.  I absolutely LOVED Virginia's idea and custom painted "dad" by her husband, and couldn't wait to make one for my Primary children too!

I painted this "dad" face on a white poster board, cut out the eyes (yes, this felt weird/wrong in doing), also painted the "back eyes" and tie on another poster board, then cut it out, and slit a line under his chin (see pictures) :)

For Primary, I put magnets on the front poster board to stick Dad onto the chalkboard in the Primary Room. 

We had 2 chalkboards in the Primary Room today (not typical), so I pinned some of my husbands old ties onto the other board.  Each tie having a song to sing pinned onto it.

(As you know, Primary Singing Time is very busy, so I forgot to get a picture of the ties and poster on the chalkboard during actual Primary.  But you could also just use paper ties.  I cut these ties pictured above out of scrapbook paper from a different activity).

For Singing Time, I called up a reverent child, let them pick a tie, read the song title, and had the child put on the tie to lead the song.  

As we sang, I pulled dad's tie up and down to "wake him up" according to how LOUD they sang the words.  The quieter they sang, the more he fell asleep.  They did pretty good for being rusty on most songs from our Covid break!

We made sure to have Daddy's Homecoming as a song choice, and My Dad.  Those are the two we plan to sing next week in Sacrament Meeting for Father's Day. 

The kids had a lot of fun watching dad to see if they could keep him awake for the songs!

You can see a video of the mechanics of his eyes opening on our Instagram page, @iheartprimarymusic.


2021 Primary Singing Time Calendar

 Better late than never right????  

Our ward is going back to "regular" Primary Singing Time this week, so I am busy getting my material in order and starting to plan out my singing times.  So... I updated my 2021 weekly Primary calendar!!!!

I like to print this out and write on each week the songs I plan to sing with the children and any lesson plans, themes, holidays, programs, stake conferences etc. 

Having the monthly songs and scriptures on this calendar has been super helpful in coordinating Singing Times with the scriptures they have been learning in their classes and at home studies.

I hope this helps someone else!  

HERE is the link for the free printable :)