Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Gift of Christmas

Howdy folks,

I substituted for the chorister on Sunday and thought I'd post the idea I used.


1 picture or toy of Jesus in the manger (I used my Fisher Price manger set piece)
1 small box for the toy to go into
8-10 different layers of wrapping paper

Put the picture or Toy of Jesus into the Box, then wrap it in different layers of wrapping paper.


Tell the children that you have a special gift of Christmas you want to share with them.  Tell them that the pianist will start to play a song...as soon as they know the song and start singing it...they will begin to pass the present.  The pianist can play the whole song or stop whenever...but when the music stops the child holding the gift will unwrap one layer of the present.  You continue to do this until you get to Jesus.  Then bare your testimony about Heavenly Father's gift to the world was His Only Begotten Son.

It went really well, and the spirit was present.  Merry Christmas.


Friday, January 11, 2013


And....I'm back.  Well, at least for two hours this coming Sunday.  And, I have to say...I'm totally excited.   I've been in RS now for just over half a year, and I miss the fun of Primary.

Still trying to get my ideas together...post coming soon. :)

-thecrazychorister "just for a day"

Sunday, June 10, 2012

It had to happen sometime...

Well, after over four years in primary...I was called into Relief Society again.  Strange trade off, and many tears.  I love those kids.

So, as much as I hate to say it...The Crazy Chorister is offically retired.  I will keep the blog up for all of you who still desire to gather ideas.

Thanks for all the kind comments over the years.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy News

Hey ya'll,

My dearest friend was called to be the chorister yesterday in our ward!  I'm totally thrilled beyond measure because she's a zany as I am and I know will come up with some GREAT chorister ideas.

I'm going to see if I can talk her into blogging her ideas here.  We'll see....I might just have to be that primary spy that writes all her great ideas down.

Have a great week!

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Sub for the Sub

Hi guys,

Well....I'm up for sharing time this month so I had to pass the chorister hat to another fantastic sister.  Thanks Dee!

I had a few ideas that I'm going to use for sharing time that you could also use for a singing time if you wanted...so I'll see what I can do to post them.

Hope you all are having the best time each week!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Captain CTR--Choose the Right

Howdy folks...

Still filling in for the chorister position.  My primary kids have learned our song really well, and after a short review I plan on moving to the Feb. Song..Choose The Right.  Here's my plan.


1 willing adult volunteer who would like to dress up as Captain CTR (Green Cape, CTR Badge or Tie, The CTR shield from last week.....nothing major)

Enough small CTR signs for each child (these can be printouts from your computer)

Words or Flip Chart for "Choose the Right"


Review January song.  Then tell the children that there is a special guest today.  Have your pianist play "Choose the Right" vigorously as Captain CTR comes into the room.  Have Captain CTR tell the children why it is so important to always choose the right...and perhaps why he loves to choose the right (it makes him happy).  Have him give the children each a CTR sign to hold.  Then have him exit to the pianist playing the song again.   Proceed to teach the children Choose the right....and each time they Sing "right" have them lift up their CTR sign.

Sounds like fun...can't wait.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012



We finally are getting snow here in the Inland Northwest!  Sure took a while this year, but I'm actually really enjoying it....as long as I don't have to drive in it.  :)

Anyhow, I thought I'd post a version of Pop Corn Popping that I sing with the kids when it snows...it's kind of fun....

I looked out the window and what did I see?
Snow has covered my Apricot Tree!
Winter has brought me such a nice surprise
Snow is falling right before my eyes!

I can take an armful and make a Man.
I'll build him up just as fast as I can.

It was a lot of snow,
and it seemed to me!
Snow had covered my Apricot Tree!

Author Unknown.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Good Morning...

Some of you have asked questions recently in the comment boxes.  I've done my best to answer them as I can.  I answer them in the comment boxes..so if you want to recheck there, I hope I can be of some help to you.

Have a great day!