Date: January 31, 2016
Opening Song: Search, Ponder, Pray p. 109 CS (also have this for Ooh and Aah prelude)
Talk, Scripture, Theme, etc.
Visitor Song: Hello Song p.260 CS
Birthday Song: Your Happy Birthday p.283 CS
There are a lot of games like this one on Pinterest and I read a lot before making my own. I've never done this activity before, and my primary children can be a little rambunctious so I'm a little nervous to see how this goes. My back-up plan is to practice singing I love to See the Temple in Russian, or bring some flip charts for future songs to get a head start on them. But a lot of posts said this is a "no-fail" activity, so I'm crossing my fingers.
*Ooh and Aah sign (for prelude)
*Plastic cups (I used 12)
*Rubber bands (as many as you have cups)
*Foam Board (You can use poster board as well)
*Cards that have different ways to sing. I printed mine from this great blog: Primary Singing Time Ideas
On the back of each card (I only used 12) I wrote down the songs and page numbers of ones that would work good with each category:
Plug Your Nose: I Hope They Call Me on a Mission p.169, You've Had a Birthday p.285
Eyes Wide Open: He Sent His Son p.34, I Love to See the Temple p.95, The Oxcart p.219
One Big Breath: Listen, Listen p.107, The 1st Article of Faith p.122, When We're Helping p.198, Fun to Do p.253
Stop/Go: Tell Me the Stories of Jesus p.57, Called to Serve p.174, Give, Said the Little Stream p.236
Stomp to the Rhythm: The Church of Jesus Christ p.77, Follow the Prophet p.110, The Iron Rod p.274 HYMNS, We'll Bring the World His Truth p.172
Lights Out: A Child's Prayer p.12, Stars Were Gleaming p.37, I Am Like a Star p.163
Every Other Word: Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam p.60, Hello Song p.260
Sticky Arms & Legs: I Need My Heavenly Father p.18, To Think About Jesus p.71
Sing Backwards: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes p.275, Once There Was a Snowman p.249, Wise Man, Foolish Man p.281
Hold Your Tongue: Rain is Falling All Around p.241, We're All Together Again p.259
A Capella: Love One Another p.136, Popcorn Popping p.242, Do As I'm Doing p.276
Eyes Shut: I am a Child of God p.2, Faith p.96, If You're Happy p.266
How to Make the Punch BoardTo make the cups evenly spaced on the board, with room at the top for the Title, I drew a graph on the back of the foam board with 3 evenly spaced marks length wise and 4 evenly spaced marks width wise. Then I punched a pencil hole where the lines met, so I could know where to glue the cup on the other side.
Sometimes the tissue paper doesn't break and it gets pushed in the cup and the rubber band goes on their hand. I figured if this happens, that'll be just fine. The tissue tends to break better when the rubber band is really tight, but I have all different sizes of rubber bands so some I can't get tight.
Closing Song: If I Listen With My Heart (Outline for Sharing Time 2016)