There have been so many great pioneer ideas for singing time online this month. I have been out of town for a couple weeks, so I’m excited to be able to have some pioneer fun in primary this Sunday. I am going to be using The Children Sing’s roller box idea with the following songs in the following ways:
CS 214 Pioneer Children Sang as They Walked (using the visuals pictured up top – these I drew from an idea in A Children’s Songbook Companion)
CS 247 Rain is Falling (slowly -up a hill, then softly, changing the words to “sun is shining” – past a rattlesnake)
CS 105 The Holy Ghost (echoing through the canyon)
CS 236 Give, Said the Little Stream (humming like a bee)
CS 218 To Be a Pioneer (directing together at a campfire or possibly using stick instruments)
Hymns 116 Come, Follow Me (with lights out)
I love the idea of ending singing time with the lights out, perhaps acapella, very reverently. I better bring a tissue because I am sure I will get teary. It will be a wonderful opportunity to bear testimony of how the pioneers followed the Savior, by sacrificing so much, to worship Him freely, and how we can also be pioneers (like we sing in “To Be a Pioneer”), and answer the Savior’s call, to “Come, Follow Me”.