Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Primary Rocks

....but with the spirit, of course.

I'm the chorister in my church for 3-11 year olds. That's quite a range of ages their, folks. So, I do my best to accomadate all ages without planning two separate teaching strategies.

This past week I brought my super-duper-awesomest sombrero. I decked it out pimp-style. Then I went to Party City and bought a crazy boa and some really terrible glasses. Sunday morning I found out that the boa I had purchased had a string of lights on it and actually lit up. I mean, does it get any better than that?

I explained to the kids that whichever class sang the best, their teacher would be chosen to come up and where the "outfit".

It worked.

Like a charm.

Did you know that 11-year old boys will sing with the right motivation?

Sorry to do this to you Crystal, but I think Truman was the only one who had his phone with him. So really it's his fault and you should torture him (not Emmy who happens to be in your class).


janet said...

I LOVE this idea. I have never been in the primary, however they just asked me to be a "Sister Friendly" who comes in once a month and I need some ideas! Love the flashing boa.

Randi said...

Paul told me about that, AND how he managed to NOT have to get selected. I think you should bring that out again next week! They will never expect it! :) If you do I will volunteer my second hour services to you and take pictures the WHOLE time. ANYTHING to get an increminating pic of my dear sweet hubby!

Sierra and Paul LOVED it by the way, they talked about it the whole way home.

I have decided that I offically have the coolest VT companion EVER!!

Valeri said...

What's even more awesome is that there was no food involved! I'm truly impressed!

Truman Jensen said...

Best idea ever...especially since my class never sings!!!

Valerie C. said...

Looks like fun! If you haven't checked out sugardoodle.net yet, they have more ideas for primary choristers!

. said...

I'm so glad he had a camera (phone). The whole time in Jr. and Sr. I was thinking, "Dang, I wish I had my camera!". Anna Adams giggle was still the best though!


Bonnie and Brian Wayne said...

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Jamie&Gina Adams Family said...

I have to concur. This was a GREAT idea! Anna did have a blast with it and is now requesting a hat of her own. I guess it will have to be a Summer Saturday Craft Event! Hope to see it back... although I'd like to see Brother Olmo in it...

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