New and refurbished ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders (a.k.a. Primary Choristers)

Monday, July 9, 2012


is coming up.

Guess it's time to start posting
some of the Pioneer song visuals.

The Handcart Song
is an easy one to do with actions.
Here are the actions I've come up with.

  • When pioneers moved to the West: With thumb extended, pivot the arm back and forth as if you were thumbing for a ride. If possible, make sure your thumb is pointing to the west.
  • With courage strong they met the test: Flex your arm muscles.
  • They pushed their handcarts all day long: With hands in a fist, make a pushing and pulling motion with both hands in front of you.
  • And as they pushed they sang this song: ASL for sing. With one hand positioned like you are holding a book in front of you, lead with the other hand back and forth in front of you.
  • For some must push and some must pull: With both hands in front of you, make a pushing motion on "push" and a pulling motion on "pull".
  • As we go marching up the hill: March in place.
  • So merrily on our way we go: With both pointer fingers, point to a big smile on your face while you nod your head side-to-side to the beat.
  • Until we reach the Valley-O: With both arms above your head, make a big "V" on "valley" (and besides, it's shaped like a valley) and then an "O", obviously on "O".

The Handcart Song—Nalani


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  2. You saved my bacon for teaching this song tomorrow! Your actions are just what I needed, many thanks!!!

  3. What is the name and artist of the painting at the top of this page?

  4. Thank you! I love the actions:)

  5. Thank you! Using these this Sunday!