* One set of Walkie Talkies
* One pre-determined helper (my husband is my best pre-determined helper)
* Strips of paper
Okay, so I started this out by showing the children my Walkie Talkie. I told them that we were going to go on a treasure hunt, but the clues to our songs would be told to us over the walkie. I told them that for us to hear, they would have to listen really hard and be reverent. I had them give my husband a code name..I think they gave him a name like Billy Bob Joe...and he in turn gave us a code name like munchkins..anyhow..he left the room and the room was total silence ( I love that...it shocks all the teachers that I can quite a room faster by myself then they can all together)...I called to him for our first clue and he gave us a clue that was the total opposite of the song title we would sing. For example..the song was "I love the see the temple" so the clue was "I hate to see the junkyard"...or "If the Savior stood beside me" would be "If Satan sat far away from me." etc.
The kids loved to figure it out..then we would give our answer back to him. He would confirm if it was correct or not. Then we would sing the song. If he thought it was good he would give us our next clue. We did that through all the songs and then we called him back into the room and he brought a picture of the Savior and told the kids that prayer was kind of like these walkies...we could talk to our Heavenly Father and he could help us solve the problems in our lives and bless us. But we had to listen carefully and do our best. It was a really neat music time.
*Originator: The Idea Door
**Adapted by the Crazy Chorister
6 years ago