Friday, May 17, 2013

We Thank Thee oh God for a Prophet

Im so sad to hear about the passing of our sweet Sister Monson today. Ive been learning so much about our dear Prophets life this week in preparation for  Singing time Sunday and BOY, she is his sweetheart! what a wonderful woman!

My thoughts and prayers are with him!

This Sunday we are going to learn all about our Prophet!

Sugardoodle made this easy for me! Thank you! Go HERE and you can click the open game card link to read great stories or see a timeline of important days in his life.

As we learn about his life, we are going to sing songs that correlate! 

I cant take credit for this idea....
Ive had a crazy week myself with an unexpected family death, so I was grateful to run across THIS BLOG
Here a few of her AMAZING ideas: 

President Monson loves birds: In the Leafy Treetops 240
President Monson loves books and learning: Search, Ponder, and Pray 109
Kindness towards others/boy who lost mother: I'll Walk with You 140
Rescued a girl in the river: Give, Said the Little Stream 236
Story of meeting his future father-in-law and learning his relative had helped bring his future wife's family the gospel.  He also served a mission in Canada with his family: I Want to Be a Missionary Now
Sending his wife dried flowers while in the navy: My Heavenly Father Loves Me 228 v. 1
Marriage to Frances Monson: I Love to See the Temple 95
Grandfather giving a house to a man in need; mother feeding the hungry: Jesus said love everyone 61
Family time: Families can be Together Forever 188

Thursday, May 9, 2013


I heard last week, that the Priesthood is coming in to relieve us of Primary duties the last hour... so Ive only got Jr Primary this week.... VERY sad, it was going to be such a fun Sunday!


(Im still working on it myself)
Im calling all the LADY primary leaders (presidency and teachers) ahead of time (just for JR primary since thats Ill doing that day) and asking them several questions about themselves! Im going to put a card with all their answers in separate brown bags and do a SPOTLIGHT for each mom. Have a child come up and pick a bag. The last, MOST IMPORTANT, question is what is your favorite Primary song? Which of course, we'll sing!

Some of the SPOTLIGHT questions you could ask:

Favorite Color:
Favorite Scripture hero:
Favorite icecream:
Favorite Holiday:
How many children do you have:
Least favorite Food:
Something you love about being a mom:

Hope you all have the LOVELIEST Mothers Day!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mothers Day~

This week we're getting ready to sing in Sacrament for Mothers Day! We're singing two songs,  "Families Can Be Together Forever" and a Mothers day themed song. BUT, I just realized I only left myself ONE Sunday to learn and practice the Mothers Day song!! Ahhhh!

So, I chose: Mother, I Love You
(and Im crossing my fingers its somewhat familiar)
Luckily, I ran into a great blog and found my flip chart! 

Im going to have a child come up and raise this heart, (glued to a popsicle stick) every time we sing the word "LOVE"! 

....and then these little guys (hearts BELOW) are going to be all around the room, and randomly as we're going through the lines of our song, Im going to have a child grab a heart and tell us something they LOVE about their Mom!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

We Thank Thee, Oh God, for a Prophet, Week 1

Another wild card month, and our primary has chosen the great hymn, "We Thank Thee, Oh God, for a Prophet" as our song!!

I borrowed an idea I saw online instead of a flipchart, a clever lady blew up a picture of President Monson at the pulpit onto poster board and cut slits in the middle to move a filmstrip through it with images for each line of the song!  

This is my version. I just printed two separate (8.5"x11") images and attached them together. 

After getting comfortable with the first verse, we are going to learn the favorite songs of some of our prophets! (AND OF COURSE, SING THEM!!)

                    (Taken from the CD entitled "Favorite Hymns of the Prophets", by Wade and Wanda Lindstrom) 

Joseph Smith:              "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief"

Brigham Young:         "Oh, Ye Mountains High"           (according to Heber J. Grant)
                                    "When First the Glorious Light of Truth"   (according to one of his
                                                                                           (in the 1948 and earlier songbooks)
John Taylor:                "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief"
Wilford Woodruff:     "God Moves in a Mysterious Way"     (according to Heber J. Grant)
Lorenzo Snow:           "For the Strength of the Hills"
                                   "Zion stands with Hills Surrounded"  (He also loved this hymn
                                                                                             according to Heber J. Grant)
Joseph F. Smith:         "I Know that My Redeemer Lives"
Heber J. Grant:           "Come, Come Ye Saints"
George Albert Smith:  "Do What Is Right"
                                      "I Know That My Redeemer Lives"
David O. McKay:        "Love At Home"
                                      "I Know That My Redeemer Lives"
                                      "I Need Thee Every Hour"
                                      "Oh, Say What Is Truth?"
Joseph Fielding Smith:   "The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning."
                                         "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."
                                         "Oh, My Father."
Harold B. Lee:                "I Need Thee Every Hour."
                                         "Now Let Us Rejoice."
Spencer W. Kimball:       "I Need Thee Every Hour."
Ezra Taft Benson:           "How Great Thou Art."
                                         "Hark All Ye Nations."
Howard W. Hunter:       Lots of Favorites, but very fond of  "I Need Thee Every Hour."
Gordon B. Hinckley:     Does not have  a  favorite, but he particularly enjoys:
                                       "Praise to the Man."
                                       "Joseph Smith's First Prayer."
                                       "The Morning Breaks"
                                       "The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning"
                                       "Redeemer of Israel"
                                       "Sweet is the Work"
                                       "I Need Thee Every Hour"
                                       "God Moves in a Mysterious Way"
                                       "Abide With Me"
                                       "Lead Kindly Light"

  Thomas S. Monson:     "I Stand All Amazed"