My idea for this game came from playing my four-year-old's favorite game, Candy Land. I decided to create a "Singing Land" version of the game for my Repeat Week activity.
I will create this free hand on the chalk board in the Primary Room so it can be bigger for everyone viewing it; however, you could create your game board on a poster board in advance.
Red, Yellow, and Blue colored chalk to create your playing board, or bring your already made poster board.
1 Spinner (I took the spinner out of my Chutes and Ladders game box. It's perfect for this and even has that happy, Primary look too it.)...or, you could make your own. You could also make one dice cube that has the different colors on it.
10-12 3X5 cards with different, quick repeat activities on them. (clap out beat while singing first verse, whisper sing, sing to the back of the room, do as I'm doing while you sing the third verse, hum the song, cut off when the chorister does...etc)
2 playing pieces. (I plan to create two different colored musical notes that have a magnet on the back of them so they can be easily moved on the chalk board from space to space. One will be for Jr. Primary and one for Sr. Primary)
Okay, so if you're going to create your board with chalk, you'll have to find a way to do this before Primary starts. My board will pretty much look like a candy land board with fewer spaces. The squares to land on will be bigger. After creating your board, tape up a repeat activity every few spaces or so. You can embellish it as much or as little as you would like. On space that you do not have singing activities you could put phrases such as: "You were kind too your sister, move ahead one space", "You helped your mother do work around the house move to the next blue space." (this would help to make it go along with the meaning of our song)...etc.
Simply call a child up, allow them to spin the spinner, have them move their piece to the allotted spaces and do the activity. Where ever you end for Jr. Primary, keep their piece on the board to motivate Sr. Primary.
*note: Remember, the chorister's goal with this game is not to see if the kids can get to the end (that's the kids goal) it is for the children to repeat the words as many times as possible in the allotted time. So, don't get worried if you don't go to the end of the game board.
Have a great week!
*Originator: The Crazy Chorister
6 years ago