One Sunday I was teaching Singing Time with the Junior Primary children in a different ward in my Stake, one that I hadn’t visited before. All those little people were full of energy and full of smiles and excitement.
For the activity I decided we would “Build a Snowman.” Since there hasn’t been enough real snow in Boston to build a snowman this winter, I thought we’d build a paper snowman inside with three white construction paper snow balls, having the children take turns adding a paper hat, an orange paper carrot nose, some paper button eyes etc.
The kids were excited! I had my list of songs ready (and I gave a coordinating list complete with all the page numbers to the pianist). I asked the children, “Raise your hand quietly if you can think of a Primary song about the temple.” That one was easy: I Love to See the Temple, which the children sang with enthusiasm. I chose one of my “Super Singers” to add to my paper snowman on the chalkboard.
I gave another hint so the children could guess the next song. “Who knows a Book of Mormon prophet who was commanded to build a boat?” One of the older kids raised a hand, “Nephi?” YES! We sang Nephi’s Courage. I watched the children as we sang and then chose another “Super Singer” to help add to my paper snowman. I gave another hint: “Who can think of a Primary song that talks about a stream of water?” They had to think for a minute on this one: Give Said the Little Stream.
It was a really fun Singing Time and I think the children enjoyed themselves too!