This is a fairly familiar song to the children, which makes our lives easier! This is a pretty simple idea, but thought I'd share it anyway. The Crazy Chorister has a much more fun approach to the introduction, so make sure you check her out!
To begin, I will sing the song through for them and ask them to count how many times I sing "His Son" in the song. (5 times) You could have them stand up whenever they hear it, as well. Kids need to MOVE! :)
Then, I will show them the bulletin board where I have posted the Questions from the flipchart. (you could mix these up
Below that, I will have several pictures. All of the "Answer" pictures will be there, but some other random pictures from the GAK kit will be there too. The answer pictures, are the same that are in my flipchart, in an effort to be consistent and not confuse them. You can download the word file of Just the pictures here: UPDATE: Apparently there is some problem with the last picture of the JUST PICTURE file. It's the picture of the girl with the savior in the background. I got this picture off of Sugardoodle.net (link to the side) under the category of Jesus. I'm not sure why this picture is not showing up. When I download the file onto my computer, it's working for me. Is everyone having this problem?
Update part II: I've uploaded a different version of the file. Please let me know if you are still having problems viewing the pictures!
I'll tell them that this song is made up of Question and Answers. I'll sing them the question, then the answer, and ask them to decide which picture describes the answer best. Then, we'll place the corresponding picture underneath it's question. (Most of the kids will probably figure out the "answer" pictures since they will have a white border around them, and the GAK pictures do not, but that's okay!)
After each Q & A, I'll have them sing with me, while mapping the melody with our hands. (Place your palm flat towards the ground, fingers extended, and raise and lower it according to the notes of the song.) I like to do this as it gives them something to focus on and helps them physically understand the relation of the notes.
If time at the end, I'll have them stand up on the Questions, and sit down on the Answers, as we sing through the whole song.