This is the time of year that your primary has become all about the program, and that’s probably a good thing in a lot of ways. You want to give your kids as much experience and confidence as possible going into it so they feel comfortable and everything goes more smoothly! But chances are you’re getting tired of singing the same songs over and over, and trying to keep everyone in their seats and relatively quiet while you practice speaking parts. Sometimes you need to take a break, and that’s where these ↓ come in!
There are 12 in total!
These adorable action cards go with the song Fun to Do, CS pg. 253. If your kids already know this song, then these will be a great way to mix it up so you’re not clapping your hands or spinning in circles every time you sing it! Sometimes it’s hard to come up with fun actions on the spot (for kids and for us choristers!). If you or your primary don’t know this song, don’t get overwhelmed by teaching ANOTHER song just to have a break! That doesn’t sound like a break at all! But it’s super short, very catchy and if you sing it TWICE (that’s just 2 times!) with the original lyrics (singing a song is fun to do) your kids will know it. And they will easily be able to plug these actions in. Just have a kid come up and pick a card, then act it out while you sing. It’s so short and so fun to sing that this can be a break from reviewing songs or you can let your primary presidency know you’ve got them and you can throw one or two in during parts rehearsals too!
And if you’re still looking for ways to review all of your program songs check out Recipe Review, or Back to School Singing TIme, or Repetition Repetition Repetition: 5 Ways that Work. And if your kids are struggling with some of the lyrics to one particular song, The Every Last Lyric Game might be right up your alley!