Kindness and Camels


In the Genesis, there is the story of Rebekah and how she gave water to Abraham's servant and his TEN camels.  Her hard work and act of kindness has always impressed me.  Camels can drink up to 20 gallons at a time and water is h e a v y!!!

This week in Primary, we are going to use this story to have a SINGING TIME - implementing kindness and camels. 

I will call up a reverent child and they will choose a camel to "drink".  As you pull down the tab on the bottom, it will look like the water is going down and will also reveal a Primary song to sing.  

Each song I've chosen can be related back to KINDNESS.

Here is my list:

Jesus Said Love Everyone
Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam
Love One Another
Kindness Begins With Me
Follow the Prophet (Abraham verse)
I'll Walk With You
We are Different
I'm Trying to be Like Jesus
If You're Happy
Choose the Right Way

(The drink papers are made to just be stuck with a magnet on the chalkboard, then when the cup is chosen, hold with finger, remove magnet, and pull down.)  

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At the end, or in between songs, here are a few questions you can ask the children to get them thinking about being kind.

How has kindness been shown to you today?

How have YOU shown kindness to someone today?

How does it feel when someone is kind to you?  How does it feel when someone is unkind to you?

What can you do to show kindness at home today?  How can you show kindness to your sibling? Parents?  Friends?

Do you think Jesus is kind?

Here are the images I used for the camels and cups (found on Google Images): 

I printed them on white cardstock.

There are lots of fun ideas you can use with this "camel drink" idea.  Other thoughts that came across my mind are using straws to lead or blow into (like a kazoo), use cups as beats/rhythm, have a child drink water and have the song taped on the OUTSIDE bottom of the cup.

Anywho, this is what we're doing this week.  Hopefully this helps someone else out!  Have a great Singing Time this week!  You're efforts don't go unnoticed!  


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