A few weeks ago I was in Utah visiting my Mother. While I was there she was trying to come up with an idea to use for Singing Time that week. She was subbing for the music leader, and wanted to have a fun review game that would keep her small primary busy.
We searched Pinterest…I told her a few ideas that our amazing Music Leader has done in the past, and then I remembered a Sharing Time that I had just done the previous week using a rocket balloon. We put our heads together and created a fun review game for Singing Time.
Since it’s almost Program time you are probably playing a lot of review games in your Primary. Since August has 5 Sundays this month some of you may be giving your music leader the whole time to review, that’s what we’re doing.
So today I am sharing our Balloon Rocket Sharing Time idea. Enjoy!
My Mom called me after her Singing Time and told me that it was a hit! Would you like to have your own Rocket Balloon Singing Time? Then keep on reading to find out how.
Here is what you’ll need for your Rocket Balloon Review Game:
We found our dice at Zurchers. It was a pack of 12 I think for less than $10. WOW!
The children will be singing songs to fill the balloons with air. The better they sing, the more air fills the balloon. If they stop singing air comes out.
You can choose to do this 2 different ways. Here’s the first idea:
Before Primary decide how many songs you would like to review, let’s say 5 songs. Cut 5 long strings and place a straw on each string. Make sure your string is long enough to reach from one end of the room to the other.
Write the songs onto pieces of paper and attach to the dice. If you have any extra spaces you can have “Teacher’s Choice,” “Your Choice,” or “Sis. (singing leader)’s Choice”.
If you are able to, set up your strings before Primary begins. If not just have some helpers help you while you explain the game to the children.
Tell the children that today we are going to play ‘Rocket Balloon Review Game’!
Explain that someone will come up to the front and roll the die. The song that it lands on will be the song that they will sing. Tell them that as they sing, you (or a helper) will blow up the balloon when everyone is singing well. BUT if everyone stops singing or isn’t singing well, they will let out some air.
At the end of the song you will attach the balloon to the straw with a piece of tape. If you want to wait until the end and do all the rockets at the same time, you can have an adult hold the balloon or clip the end with a paper clip, alligator clip, binder clip, etc.
Sometime when you do this it will wrinkle the balloon valve, so when you let it go it won’t open all the way. Just be sure to loosen the end when it’s ready to GO.
Continue until all the balloons have been filled with air. Invite a few children up to the front to help you…or adults if there’s too much fighting :). Have each person stand at one balloon. Tell them to un-clip the clip and hold the valve of the balloon. On the count of ‘3‘ have them let go of the balloon.
I’m sure there will be lots of excitement for this part. haha
After the balloons have been deflated, see which one won or made it the farthest. You can also see which songs need a little work.
Another Way to Play!
If you don’t want to have multiple strings and balloons then just have one string and one balloon. After each song ‘launch’ the balloon and see how far it goes. Place a piece of tape with the song written on it and mark how far it got.
Continue by rolling the die and singing another song. ‘Launch’ that rocket and mark it’s place as well.
Continue until all the songs have been sung or until time runs out. At the end look to see which song won and which need a little more work.
I hope you enjoy my Rocket Balloon Singing Time Review game.
I would love to hear if you play it, and how it goes.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day & a wonderful Singing Time.