(As always, be sensitive to food allergies.
Fruity candy is usually safe, but always get approval from the primary presidency first!)
"We take a bag of Skittles and I draw names and the child comes to the front of the room. They close their eyes and put a skittle in their mouth and try to guess the color. If they get it right then the get to pick a song, but if it's wrong then it's my choice. It's a great way to review program songs, the kids love it, and it's super easy...hardly any planning involved. I always give each child 3 or 4 skittles after singing time so there's no fighting."
Some variations I thought of for reviewing ONE song:
- You could use this like I use the magic potion game. Write out the words to a song on a dry-erase board using marker colors to match the colors of skittles you have. If they guess the correct color, you erase that color of a word. If they guess it wrong, you don't erase any words. You can switch this, depending on the tendency of your primary, i.e. they prefer to get them wrong so they don't have to erase any words. :)
- The color of the skittle represents a certain phrase of a song. If they guess it right, they sing just that phrase. If they guess it wrong, you sing the entire song.
- The colors represent different ways to sing the song, if guessed correctly. If guessed wrong, you just sing it normal.
- Do you have any ideas? suggestions?
Love this idea, Annie! Thanks so much!