Sunday, May 31, 2009

Primary Putting

Yesterday was a little stressful trying to come up with another fun idea for today, it being the 5th Sunday. I had a random thought that utilizing more sports ideas would be a fun idea for teaching during the summer and the first one that popped into my head was making a golf course. After much thought, here's what I came up with:

I covered a Huggies box (one of the jumbo packs from Costco) with old wrapping paper turned inside out and cut 8 "holes" along the base. Then I printed out PRIMARY PUTTING in cute font on colored paper and taped it to the box. (But ran out of time to further decorate so if I ever do upload a picture, please don't judge me!)

Anyway, then I numbered each hole. Then I labeled 8 strips of construction paper with the number 1-8 on one side and put the name of one of the songs we've been working on on the other side. Since it's only May, I had 3 WILD cards, as I'm very much planning on using this as review in the future as well.

I had all the kids think of their favorite Primary song while I put my strips of paper on the board. (For some reason, very few can come up with a song on the spur of the moment.) Then I put a line of masking tape on the floor and drew a name for our first golfer. We sang the song corresponding to the number of the hole the ball went through. If a golfer hit the ball through a hole and we had already sung the song, we would just sing it again - review, right?

Lots of fun! And reusable!!! Please share any other sporty ideas!


  1. That is awesome! Our kids would love that. We have done bowling in the past with upside down cups and a ball. The kids love it.

  2. How cute! Thanks, I think I will use that.

  3. This is an awesome idea! We played baseball in our primary this year. Boys vs girls. I drew a basic baseball diamond on the chalk board and had 4 cut out girls and 4 boys. If they sang the song evenly, it was a single. If the defensive team sang better, it was an out, if the offensive team sang it better it was anywhere from a double to a homerun! We only needed 2 outs to change sides. We ended up playing two innings. The kids loved this. Also, to keep the kids involved, they had to pick a baseball to decide the song (the songs were on the back). Our primary kids loved this one because they got to compete and I loved it cause they are really motivated to practice the songs!

  4. What a great idea! And Diane--thanks for sharing your comment--that baseball game sounds like a lot of fun and one that would be easy to store (in my limited space I LOVE easy to store stuff!) I'm so glad you shared it!!