Wednesday, March 18, 2009

An Easier April

I was originally going to go with Beautiful Savior (I absolutely love this song) for April, but I've been feeling so anxious over the lack of time for teaching that I reviewed the theme again to see if there was another song that felt right for this month.

Someone said they were going to do Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam. That was the perfect answer. The kids, including Jr. Primary, know this song very well already, but there is a second verse to this song that would be very easy to teach and would bring a freshness to the song for the program. And, it teaches the message for the month as well.

I'm a happy chorister again.

If you are going to do Beautiful Savior and need some help with it let me know. I did have some ideas floating around on how to teach that one, but the relief I feel right now was worth giving up and being flexible.

Enjoy conference and please feel free to ask if you need help with ideas with your song choice.


the wrath of khandrea said...

hey... did we get cd's this year with the music? if so, we don't seem to have it. can i get a new copy? you can email me

gracias chica

Allison said...

We are going to learn Beautiful Savior but not this month (in the summer sometime) so I would love any ideas you've had floating around.
In April we'll be learning I Wonder When He Comes Again. I have seen some ideas for this on the web but if you have any specific ones those would be appreciated also. Thanks!

Celeste Dodge said...

I would love some ideas for Beautiful Savior. I will be teaching it this Sunday and I haven't been able to find any ideas other than flip charts. I need all the help I can get!! My email is Thanks!!

The Conductor said...

Our Primary is learning Beautiful Savior in ASL right now to perform in Sacrament for Easter. I'm amazed at how quickly they've learned it! For anyone who doesn't already know, you can watch the ASL on the Church's music site. There are also some good visual aids (large ones for the chorister as well as smaller versions for the children to take home and color) on D'Net's site,

apple said...

Thank you so very much for all the fresh ideas you put on your website. I appreciate you so much! I think I too, will teach them "Jesus Wants Me for A Sunbeam." I will be out of town one week in April and with conference another week that only leaves me with two weeks. Question - Are you going to have the children do hand actions? If so, what hand actions do you use? I'm never quite sure if it's a good idea or not. They have fun doing them though. Do you have any creative ideas as to how you will teach the second verse?
Thank you so much!

Tina said...

We chose Beautiful Savior also. It is easy to do a picture of a sun, moon etc; and put the one word on the bottom Fair, Fairer etc; Pictures of Christ with their one word works great.
I also use anytime I can to teach. So when the children are coming into primary, the pianist plays Beautiful savior, I sing with the pictures and they learn it. We have learned the first verse this way and are starting on the 2nd. It covers the opening song and they are learning and don't even know it. I haven't used any of singing time to teach it.

Danae said...

I just discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago from sugardoodle. Thank you so much for all of the ideas! I've been in this calling for a year and a half and was in desperate need for some fresh ideas. We will be learning Beautiful Savior in April, so any ideas would be great! Thank!

Annemarie said...

We are learning "Baptism" this month. This will be my first time teaching a song from the very beginning. Any suggestions? They don't even need to relate to this particular song. Do you just do the "here's the first line, now let's sing's the second line, lte's sing them both together." That seems a little boring to me, but I can't seem to come up with anything else!!
Any suggestions would be so helpful!!