Hey folks. Sorry, I didn't get a chance to post this last week. Life is just busy beyond busy.
I'm not sure where I saw this activity idea, but I really liked the concept. It went over really, really well in my primary and the kids really loved it. Here is what I did...hope it helps someone out there.
16 colorful balloons (8 Jr. pri - 8 Sir pri) one for each program song.
16 small pieces of paper (8 Jr. Pri - Sir pri) with a question or different way to sing the song.
2 pennies (1 jr. - 1 Sr.)
1 large push pin
Insert one paper in each balloon. Inflate. With one of the balloons, insert penny and a slip of paper that says "toss up"
Explain that the program is coming soon and we really need to make sure we know every song a well as we can. To help us do this we're going to have a "Pop Quiz" to help us.
Have one of the boys with short hair come up. Ask him if it would be alright if you used his head for a min. Lightly rub each balloon on his head and attach it to the wall or chalk board. (Just remember that since you have paper in the balloon it is heavier than usual, so this works great on a chalk board where it has the chalk tray to have a bit more support.)
Then call children up one at a time to pop a balloon and proceed to do what the paper suggests. When the balloon with the penny gets popped, tell them it is a "Toss up". Have them call heads or tails...if they get it right they can choose what song to sing or how to sing a program song..or who gets to sing it. If they don't get it, have the pianist play her favorite song and sing that one.
Really, this was such a fun activity....it really held their attention, and we got so much accomplished.
6 years ago