(Friend Jun 2003, suggestion # 5)
Use questions to help teach "I Lived in Heaven" (p. 4).
Make a number of cards with one of the following words written on them:
Have the children pass the cards down
the rows while the pianist plays the first line of the song.
When the pianist stops playing, have the children who are holding the cards keep them.
Ask them to listen while you sing, and to think of a question starting with the word they are holding that can be answered by the first line of the song.
Sing the first line, have the children with the cards ask their questions, and have the entire Primary sing the answer. E.g.,
"Who lived in heaven?" ("I lived in heaven.")
"What did I do?" ("I lived in heaven.")
"When did I live in heaven?" ("I lived in heaven a long time ago.")
"Where did I live?" ("I lived in heaven.")
Repeat the process for each line, but
have the children holding the cards with questions that are being answered stand
and sing the answer.
If a card question was not asked (line 2 probably would not have a When question, for instance), those holding that card would not stand.
For the second and third verses,
remove the When cards and substitute Why cards.
The children with them might ask,
"Why did Jesus give His life?" ("so we all could return there above").
"Why was Jesus chosen?" (to conquer "evil and death through his glorious name").
Express your gratitude for your knowledge of living in a premortal world and for the opportunity to return to live with Heavenly Father after this life.