Chances are you’ll be introducing the 2013 theme “I Am A Child of God” (you can find my poster in this post) soon. I think it’s a pretty safe bet that your kids already know at least the first verse of I Am A Child of God, so we’ll start by singing that. I found these great ideas on Sugardoodle that I’m going to use next week. She suggests that you sing the song once through together and ask the kids to listen for rhyming words (here and dear, way and someday). Then introduce the second verse (or just sing it if they already know it) and emphasize the words that rhyme. The great thing about this song is that they really only have to learn 4 lines since they already know the chorus. Then talk about what the chorus means. What kind of things can lead and guide us back to living with our Heavenly Father? Here’s where it gets exciting! Sing Do As I’m Doing but only do actions that represent things that can help you return to Heavenly Father. Use these little cards for some ideas, or let the kids come up with their own. Only show the paper to one child and have them be the leader. After the song is over, let everyone guess what the action represented.
And, if you’re not quite ready to give up the Christmas songs and activities, you can do as Laura from Henckel House suggested and use my Trim a Tree activity and “un-decorate” the tree! Save this activity for next week and put all those ornaments away for next year!