Wednesday, March 13, 2013

If the Savior Stood Beside Me

Ive been out of town for 10 whole days!!!  So, sadly, that means Ive missed 2 Sundays in a row!!   I wasnt there to introduce the new Song at the beginning of the Month! So even though many of you have already learned a verse or two by now... here is my plan (just in case any of you still need ideas :)

I loved the idea, I saw floating around, of using a blindfold and having a child come up to the front. Ask the child, Where Am I?: They would see you and say; "right there"
Then blindfold them and ask "Now where am I?": Hopefully, using your voice they would be able to point in your direction.
And finally,
Stand right next to them and have a teacher ask the child where you are: They should be able to feel you right next them, and know that you are right there.

Ask the child, if they would act differently if I was right next to them all day. Ask them if they would act differently if the Savior was standing right next to them all day long....
Explain that we should live our lives like the Savior is always right next to us and that the song we are about to learn is all about that!

Have the Pianist play it through and try not to cry (ok, maybe thats just me)...

While going through each line, place footprints in a line and have a child come up and stand "beside"
which footprint they want to pick. 
Each foot print will have a fun way to sing the sing:

*On your tippytoes
*On top of your chairs
*With your legs folded
*Standing extra close to the person next to you
*Sing, only, if youre wearing black shoes
*Sing so quiet only the person beside you can hear you sing


  1. Love this Idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sounds like a fun game for the youngsters - Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Melissa! I wish : ) I just found these at my local Dollar Tree, they are foam : )

    2. Melissa! I wish : ) I just found these at my local Dollar Tree, they are foam : )

  4. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea. I will use it this Sunday. By the way, I am already praying for help not to cry on Sunday.

    I could not find foam feet, so I found a free clipart footprint, copied it onto assorted colored paper I had, cut out the footprints, wrote the ways to sing on the back, and laminated the feet.

    The ways to sings I came up with include some of yours and others may family came up with:
    Sing on your Tippy Toes.
    Sing if you have Black Shoes on.
    Sing if you have Brown Shoes on.
    Sing if you have Tights or Leggings on.
    Sing if you have Sparkly Shoes on.
    Clap and Sing.
    Shiver and Sing.
    Grown-Ups Sing.
    Sing with Your Eyes Wide Open.

    Thank you again.