Monday, February 9, 2009

Focused Activity: How Firm a Foundation

Focused Activity: How Firm a Foundation
On Sunday I used a form of the “Keyword” activity that I found on this blog. I had to put it together quickly so I didn’t actually make keys. I took two colors of construction paper. I used one color for the 1st verse and another for the 3rd verse. Then I wrote words from the verse on the paper. I’d have one child come up and pick a word- not seeing it. The child would then stand with their back to the primary, plug their ears, and hum to themselves, during this time I told the rest of the primary what the word was. Then we’d sing the verse and cover our mouths and hum when we came to the keyword. When we were done with the verse the child would say what the word we didn’t sing was.
It went really well. I only did it with my Senior primary. In Junior we were still working on learning the second verse. The SR primary, for the most part, got the concept well. But the younger children in the SR primary had the hardest time with the concept. So I don’t know if I would do it at some point with the JR primary. Maybe on a song that the JR primary already knows well. I would defiantly try it again with the SR primary.

1 comment:

Scooterdoodah said...

Great idea! Fun blog. I can use all the help I can get!!!