***I plan on reviewing He Sent His son, so that plan is at the bottom of this post***
Ask the kids to stand up if:
- They have ever belonged on a sports team.
- Belong to a neighborhood
- belong to a family.
- If they belong to a church.
- Ask them what church they blong to. Show them a blown up picture of the Church Logo.
Tell them that belonging means to be an important part of something. We are all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We belong to Christ’s church.
(We have a VERY young Junior primary...)
Tell the kids that you brought a friend who also belongs to this church, who wants to teach them a song. Show them a puppet. (It would be awesome if this puppet could wear a missionary-type name tag) Tell them that they will take turns singing: when the puppet sings, it is the children’s turn to listen, and when it is the children’s turn to sing, the puppet will listen.
Have visuals up on blackboard, scattered, and have the kids help put them in the right order.
Procedure: The puppet will sing a sentence of the song, the kids will find the correlating picture, the puppet will re-sing that sentence, then the kids will sing that sentence. (most of the sentences are VERY short, so do a few repetitions for each one) Then, group the sentences into phrases (each color below represents a “phrase”) and sing through that phrase.
I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I know who I am.
I know God’s Plan.
I’ll follow him in Faith.
I believe in the Savior Jesus Christ,
I’ll honor his name!
I’ll do what is right!
I’ll follow his light!
His truth I will proclaim!
When finished, have a volunteer, come point to each picture as the puppet and primary sing through the whole song.
Have visuals scattered on board. Start singing, and have the kids put the pictures in the right order, but only one person can put a picture up at a time, then they will pick someone else to find the next picture. When the pictures are in the right order, talk through the song with them, explaining the importance of each phrase.
Review: He Sent His Son
Invite kids up to hold visuals for the Questions, leaving spaces between each child, for the answers. Post the answer pictures, scattered, up on a blackboard. Ask a question, then have a child go find the matching answer, and stand in the correct spot. Sing through that question and answer, then repeat. When all pictures are in the correct spot, sing through the whole song.