I know Singing Time leaders are always looking for new ideas to keep the Primary children busy (but attentive) during Singing Time. Today I am sharing some fun (and easy) Easter Singing Time Ideas that you could incorporate into your Singing Time activities this month. Enjoy!
Easter Egg Hot & Cold Game
Have a basket full of eggs. Inside the eggs have pieces of paper with songs written on them. You could include some fun songs in there as well as some Easter Songs. Here are a few that we are working on this year:
“I Know That My Savior Loves Me”
“He Sent His Son”
“Follow the Prophet”
“Easter Hosanna” (this is what the children in my ward are singing for Easter)
You could also include ways to sing the song on there as well.
Follow the Prophet: Girls Only!
He Sent His Son: Nose Plugged
Follow the Prophet: Standing Up
I Know That My Savior Loves Me: Hands on your head.
How to Play
Choose a child to go out into the hall. Choose another child to come pick an egg out of the Easter basket. Have the child (who picked the egg) hide the egg somewhere in the room.
Once the egg has been hidden, invite the child, that is out in the hall, to come back in. Explain that the children are going to sing a song while they hunt for the egg. The children will sing louder the closer they are to the egg and quieter as they move away from the egg. Sing until the egg is found. Once the child has found the egg, have him open the egg to reveal the next song.
To begin you can invite a child to come up and pick an egg to decide what song will be sung first, or you can simply have a song already chosen. After that the songs will be determined by the eggs that are hidden.
Pass the Egg (Hot Potato)
Have a basket full of eggs with songs inside them. Choose a song to begin the game. Once the children begin singing, pass the egg to one of the children. Have the children pass the egg around until the music stops. Whoever is holding the egg, when the music stops, must tell you what the next word is. Continue doing this until you have sung the song. Once the song is finished, have the child who is holding the egg, open it and reveal the next song.
If you are working on one song for the month, you could place different singing descriptions inside the egg instead of different songs. For example, when the music stop have the child holding the egg tell you the next word. Then have them open it and tell the children how they will sing the song next (nose plugged, standing up, teachers only, etc.).
Have some buckets or easter baskets, as many as you would like, at the front of the room (you could have 3 in a row, or a few buckets in a bunch). In the bottom of each bucket have a piece of paper with different amounts of points (5 points, 10 points, 15 points, etc.). Have the children begin singing. Have the pianist stop playing the music after a little while. Call on one of the children to tell you what the next word is. If they answer correctly, have them come up to the front. Hand them a plastic egg, and have them toss it into one of the buckets. Whatever bucket it lands in, that is how many points they get. If they don’t answer correctly, they don’t get to toss the egg. You could split the primary into groups and take turns choosing from each team. You could have children against teachers, boys against girls, or have a total amount that the whole Primary needs to reach.
(Instead of an egg you could use a beanbag, a ball, a wadded up piece of paper, etc.)
For the child finding the egg or tossing the egg: you could have them wear some bunny ears, that would be really fun! You could probably find some at a store, or you could just make some using construction paper for the ears, and attach them to a head band.
And, instead of having them tell you the next word, you could always come up with a few questions that have to do with the song.
If you’re teaching, “If the Savior Stood Beside Me” this month be sure to stop by and read this idea (and grab the free printables) that Mary shared a couple weeks ago.
I hope you enjoy my Easter Singing Time Ideas and use them this month for Singing Time. I’d love to hear what fun things you do for Singing Time during Easter, so leave a comment letting me know. Thanks so much for stopping by!
(Originally posted March 2010.)
Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥