The Holy Ghost (CS 105)
(Friend Aug 2006, suggestion # 5)
"The Holy Ghost" (p. 105), teaches us many things about the Holy Ghost.
Sing the melody and clap the rhythm.
Explain that just as the beat is constant, the Holy Ghost can be our constant companion.
Invite them to clap the beat with
you as you sing it again.
Repeat again, this time inviting the children to hum the melody with you as they clap.
Because each half of each verse teaches one of the missions of the Holy Ghost, teach the words in four sections.
Write the main words of the first two lines on separate pieces of paper:
Sing that much of the song as you direct the children to listen for one thing the Holy Ghost does for us.
As you sing it again, invite two or three children to post the words in order. Sing that much of the song with the children over and over, removing words until they know it.
Learn the rest of the words by repeating this process.
For younger children:
Use GAK pictures or simple drawings mounted on colored paper to illustrate the words. Have them already posted in order on the board, removing them as the children learn the words.