January 2010 Sharing Time: Sing of Him

by | Dec. 16, 2009

Lesson Helps

Preparation: On a sheet of poster paper make a series of rules and treble and bass clefs to make it look like three or four music staffs. Cut out the shape of a musical note from black or colored paper. Place the note on the bottom line of the poster. Ask the pianist to be prepared to play the songs you have selected or obtain the Children's Songbook CDs and a CD player.

Presentation: Explain to the children that music is a wonderful way to learn the gospel. Tell them it is easier for them to remember what they have learned when they sing about it, and what they learn from the songs will help them when they are grown and become leaders of the Church and the world. (See page iii of the Children's Songbook.)

Show the children the musical poster board. Explain that they want to reach the top and the way they can do that is to listen carefully to some musical clues. Play "name that tune" by having the pianist play the first few notes of a primary song (or playing the first few notes on the CD). Have the children raise their hand when they know what song is being played. When the children correctly identify the song, move the musical note up to the next line on the poster.

Have the children sing the song (have the words written on a large sheet of paper if they are less familiar with that song), then ask them which member of the Godhead they learn about in that song. When they name one, move the note up an additional line.

Include songs such as those listed below or other songs the children in your ward are familiar with. Many of the songs talk about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, so either answer could be correct.

Heavenly Father: "First Article of Faith" (Children's Songbook, 122), "He Sent His Son" (CS, 34), "Teach Me to Walk in the Light" (CS, 177), "My Heavenly Father Loves Me" (CS, 228).

Jesus Christ: "Away in a Manger" (CS, 42), "Did Jesus Really Live Again" (CS, 64), "I Feel My Savior's Love" (CS, 74), "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus" (CS, 78), "Tell Me the Stories of Jesus" (CS, 57).

Holy Ghost: "Listen, Listen" (CS, 107), "Holy Ghost" (CS, 105), "Still Small Voice" (CS, 106).

Bear testimony of your love for our Father in Heavenly and His Son, Jesus Christ. Help the children understand and feel of their love for them.

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