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

Sunday, July 29, 2012

OH, WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE SUMMERTIME?


Three of my most wonderful grandchildren
Oh, what do YOU do in the summertime,
when all the world is green? 
Well . . . not as much as I would like to.
But I did have a fun weekend with my grandkids!
We had a Nana and grand daddy sleepover with our grandkids this weekend. Can I just say that grandchildren are the BIG REWARD
after surviving raising your own kids.
{{{{{GIGGLE}}}}}} 
SHHHHHHH! Don't let my kids know I said that.


Now with it being well into summertime,
you need to pull this song out for Primary if you already haven't.
It's a good ol' classic. 
"Oh, What Do You Do in the Summertime?"
is a song that
<<<<<SCREAMS>>>>>
out for using props to help teach it and of course, let the children follow along doing the obvious actions. Here are my grandkids being great sports hamming it up with my spur of the moment idea for them to help me out with demonstrating the song
with the props I use. . . .just before we did some slip 'n sliding.


OH, WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE SUMMERTIME
ACTION: "What?" 

WHEN ALL THE WORLD IS GREEN
ACTION: Make a world

DO YOU FISH IN A STREAM?
PROPS: Little hat and fishing pole
ACTION: Pretend to cast a fishing pole and reel a fish in

OR LAZILY DREAM ON THE BANKS AS THE CLOUDS GO BY?
PROPS: Hawaiian shirt, sunglasses, cloud
ACTION: With fingers interlocked together, place them behind your head
like you are laying back and sway head side-to-side while looking up at the "clouds"

IS THAT WHAT YOU DO?
ACTION: Point to others

SO DO I!
ACTION: Point to self

DO YOU SWIM IN A POOL, TO KEEP YOURSELF COOL
PROPS:Swim arm bands and/or towel
ACTION: Make swimming actions with arms

OR SWING IN A TREE UP HIGH?
PROPS: With a marker, draw a tree shape on green poster board or
4 pieces of green card stock that have been taped together.
Cut the tree shape out along with a hole in the center for the face.
Laminate for durability if you want.
ACTION: Swing hips and arms side-to-side

DO YOU MARCH IN PARADES
PROPS: Flag and or parade type hat
Could make a paper hat—here is a link on how to make one
ACTION: March

OR DRINK LEMONADES
PROPS: Drink cup with straw. Could add some plastic or real lemons in the cup.
(In Primary the child would be standing up holding the cup)
ACTION: Pretend to drink lemonade.

OR COUNT ALL THE STARS IN THE SKY?
PROPS: A fun foam visor with fun foam stars cut out and glued to it
and/or could make a wand with a star on it to count with (make it
from a dowel, a star cut out of thick paper or card board and glitter—
or you could probably pick a star wand up from the $ store or if you have
a little princess in the house, I'm sure you have one floating around.)
ACTION: Pretend to count the stars in the sky

Close up of the cloud.
Cut a cloud shape out of card stock, poster board or cardboard.
Glue cotton balls or batting all over the front and back of it.
Punch a hole in the top of the cloud and tie a string to it.
Tie the other end of the string to a dowel.

 Hope you are having a great summer!!!!!
 

4 comments:

  1. Super cute! I loved this song as a kid!

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  2. I've been following your site and using your ideas for months...and it looks like it's been benefiting your grandkids. I'm their music leader. The oldest is even in a special musical number for the program. THanks for all your work and generosity in sharing your ideas!

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    1. Tecia, That is just too funny. What a small world we live in. When I started this blog I never realized how much a little sharing can help so many others around the world. And that also goes to show you that you may never know who you may touch when you help and serve others. That is so fun to know that I can play a little part in their singing Primary experiences once in a while through you. I have to tell you, because I am a music leader for Primary, of course I have to sing with them and see how well they know the program songs we have been learning and they seem to know them pretty well. I also have to ask my grandkids if they like singing time in their Primary and they have told me they do and they love their music leader too! (The grandma side in me just has to know if they have good leaders who love and care for them.) So, you must be doing a good job as their teacher. BIG THUMBS UP TO YOU!!! And thanks so much for sharing that. :-)

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