Print out words to a verse in large font, including correct punctuation. Then, cut into little word strips, containing 1, 2, or 3 words. Finally, place in a sandwhich bag. Make enough of these so that 2-3 children have one bag.
Put into Action:
I did this without even going over the verse once with the kids. I breifly gave them instructions that in each bag were words to the verse we would be learning. They were to assemble the wordstrips in order, while I sang the verse. I did not even mention anything about "finishing first". They were motivated enough!
Then I sang. And sang, and SANG! I wouldn't be suprised if I sang it 20 times! The room was silent as all 32 children worked hard to put the verse together. Once, I stopped to get a drink of water, and I heard cries of "sing it again! Sing it again!". My primary presidency was nice enough to come up and sing it with me. As they finished, I told them to sing along with me. By the end, I quized them with the "question poster". (See "teaching" on the side bar for a link to this post)