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April Primary Singing time: Beautiful Savior

This weekend for Easter I decided I will begin teaching the children Beautiful Savior, our April Song.

Since Conference is coming up and I will have one less Sunday to teach I want to begin early to teach parts. What better time then on Easter?

I am kind of excited because I love this song. My goal is for the children to appreciate the song and words, and in order for them to do that they need to learn the words pretty well. We have a majority of younger primary with only about 4-5 senior primary so it's a challenge trying to teach both different age groups.


This Sunday, I am excited to introduce my echo puppet, The Nephite:
That's my husbands arm by the way...wouldn't want anyone thinking I have a super hairy arm... YIKES.


I found it on Amazon, by Sunny Toys HERE. Most of their 28" dolls are pretty pricey so I was excited to find this one for around 23$.  I feel like mine had free shipping but the link has a $7 shipping charge. It's worth the price because it's very good quality. How perfect that he looks like a little Nephite?  I'm hoping the kids can help me name him.  

As soon as he came in the mail my children flipped out with excitment. We read scriptures with him and I was impressed by how much the children were intrigued by him. My husband even enjoyed it. 

So, not only do I need to learn how to teach the parts really well for our song now, I need to learn ventriloquy.... oy. The things I do for this calling. 

Mostly I will sing a part like "Fair is the sunshine" and then have the children echo the puppet (Me) section by section. I may repeat a few until they understand what they are singing. I also would like to invite a few children to come up and try to lead with the puppet.

I scoured the internet for the best ways to teach a song to children, a music teacher had the echo puppet idea. I just couldn't get it out of my head once I read about it. I thought it would be a great way for the children to retain the words. 

I will probably print out a flip chart with the pictures to place on the board so they can visualize the song as well.  
I like this flip chart here

I am also going to sing the song before we begin with a couple other ladies in our ward just so the children can hear it once with parts. 

Our primary pianist mentioned no one has ever tried to do parts in primary so I am kind of scared and nervous and also really determined to make it work.  

I think for a week at the end of the month I might do some sort of April Showers Brings May Flowers Activity...and if I create anything I will post it here. So stay tuned!

If you decide to try this puppet in your primaries let me know how it goes! I honestly thought I could maybe make my own puppet but then decided I probably couldn't make a very good one like one I could buy. 

Happy April Singing time everyone!


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