We will sing the second verse once more, then play my version of SING-O!
You will need:
- 1 six sided die.
- Something to mark the pictures on the SING-O Cards (M&M's, Cheerios, or a crayon to mark an X).
- SING-O cards: Open this PDF to print your own cards:
This is what they look like:
- You will notice that the two cards are identical. Open the the pdf, then print one copy to photo copy for as many as you need. Cut each copy in half so each child has their own identical card.
- How to Play: Roll the die. If a 3 is rolled, choose 3 children to come to the front with their Singo cards and candy/cereal/crayon. Tell the children that everyone will sing the second verse to If I Listen with My Heart, and as they sing, the three children at the front will each choose one word from the song that matches a picture on the card. After they have revealed the word and picture, everyone marks the same pictures on their cards with a candy/cereal/crayon.
- Repeat until all the pictures on the card have been "marked" and everyone reaches SING-O together! If you are using candy or cereal for markers let the children eat them as a reward. You will be able to sing the second verse at least 5 times. Remind the children each time to listen for words that match the pictures.
- Finish by singing the all three verses to the song again.
Please note that there is not exactly one picture for every word in the song. I will ask the kids to interpret the pictures in their own way. If they use a different picture for the same word when sung the second time, that's okay!We'll just keep singing until we have marked all the pictures. Most importantly, there will be no wrong answers.
- Have fun!
I am writing this post script after having done this activity today. I have to say, Jr. Primary was a little rough! Haha!
- Was it because I estimated that there were 60+ children between the ages of 3-8 in our Jr. Primary today?
- Was it because two new sunbeams on the front row were overlooked and didn't even get a hand-out until the last round of singing?
- Was it because I didn't explain thoroughly from the beginning what the crayons were for?
Senior Primary went very well and just as I had hoped it would. And there were only about 30 some children in there so it made it a little easier. Even the boys on the back row participated, so that alone made me feel as if I had succeeded!
It was fun. :)