10.16.2009

Primary Song Bakery





Our Primary chorister is wonderful. She has fun ideas and {even better} she lets me join in the fun. Every single time.

This past week, we reviewed the songs we've learned this year for the Children's Sacrament Meeting Presentation. There are a lot of them and there are a lot of words to remember. In the past, we've done a Song Hospital, where Joan and I wear our scrubs and decide if the songs need to stay in the hospital or if they are ready to be discharged. This year, however, Joan decided on a Song Bakery. She made little gingerbread men, each with the name of a song on it, brought a small toaster oven, and signs that said 'gooey', 'half baked' and 'ready to serve'.

The fun part {for me, anyhow - and I think the kids liked it too} was that Joan had her apron and chef hat on and I wore my chefs' coat and hat. We chose names from our choosing jar, and then the child chosen got to wear an apron, a chefs' hat and an oven mitt and helped direct the song. We had stirring spoons with smiley faces on them {because you always sing better when you are happy, right?!} and then we sang the song, listening to see if was 'ready to serve' or not.

The kids loved it, we now know what songs need a little work {not many! just the second verses of a couple of them could use a review} and Joan and I had a blast. I love it that she lets me play along with her every time.

20 comments:

Meg said...

I don't think anyone has commented yet because we're all speechless!

Wow.

Sounds great!

Shelley~Maren said...

What a FUN idea! I love the Hospital idea too! AMAZING! Your singers must just love you guys!

Jennifer said...

Oh you have a fun primary! The kids must love you all. Wow! Those are some lucky kids. I just don't know what else to say, but Wow!

hoLLy said...

how fun is that??!! you guys rock!

jenjamin said...

You are so wonderful!

Hacking it up said...

You guys always have the best ideas!! How fun!!! Go Joan!!

100 Percent Cottam said...

i'm sure that was a major hit! too fun!

Jori said...

You're just way too cute! The children are so lucky to have you! You are creative and truly love the children.

jacs said...

That is amazing! Those are incredible ideas. I love it. What a fun chorister...and Primary! :)

Carrie said...

Sounds so AMAZING! I am absolutely in L-O-V-E with all of the songs this year and even more grateful that I have the opportunity to hear those angels singing every week! Of course it doesn't hurt that two of 'em in the crowd belong to me! You both are going above and beyond your duty...sounds about right! Love it!

Loralie said...

oh my goodness that's the cutest idea EVER!! i bet the kids just loved it! thanks for sharing... put a big smile on my face for sure :)

Grandma and Grandpa said...

What a great idea! Why am I not surprised? You and music=magic

Danger Dave said...

That's amazing! I've loved every time I get to be the primary pianist, because watching those kids sing is about the best thing there is. What a fun idea!

SweetmamaK said...

That's real cute- our ward did a song carnival and we played games while singing- at the end we had carnival games and carnie food. It was our activity too- good times! I love the bakery and hospital too.

Andrea said...

So fun!!! My kids wanted to know if those cookies were really burning your fingers? Loved it!

Darleen said...

What a great idea!! You need to post more primary fun ideas on your site. This is so cute!

Phogles said...

that is a wonderful idea! what a great way to get the kids interested, and to keep things different so they pay attention. I'm absolutely sending this idea over to our Primary president! What a blessing to have a chorister like that!

Melissa said...

What a cute idea! Love it!

scrapwordsmom said...

Oh wow!! Your Primary kids must LOVE you guys!!:) This is darling!! I need a creative boost for our Primary...I'm not very good at that fun stuff.

Amanda L said...

If I ever get called to do primary music, I will be your new best friend. You guys are seriously fun!