When I am baptized
by Melanie Edwards, Sherman Oaks, CA
 
Week 1:

Preparation:

 
ATTENTION GETTER:
How many of you like to see rainbows in the sky after it rains? They are so beautiful. Sometimes I like to take a deep breath and smell the clean air when it rains. I like to look around and see how pretty the green leaves are and how everything looks so fresh and beautiful. Do you like to do that?
 
Today We are going to learn a song that talks about rainbows and rain.
 
I am going to sing the first line of the song. Look at your picture and see if it goes with the words I am singing. Have child place clip art on the raindrop with #1.
Discuss the message of the words. Would you sing this with me.
 
Repeat for each line of the song.
 
Did you notice these raindrops are a different color?
 
That is because you have learned the whole first verse of the song and now we are going to learn the second verse.
 
pass out the next 4 clip art pictures. and repeat the process.
 
Bear Testimony of the blessing of baptism and how we are made clean. If we make mistakes we can be clean again by taking the Sacrament, and repenting...
 
WEEK 2:
 
PREPARATION:
 
SUPPLIES: Colored chalk.
 
ATTENION GETTER:

Sometimes a composer paints a picture with the music. Listen and see if you can see what the composer is painting in the first line of this song. Take a piece of colored chalk and on its side draw a large arch on the chalkboard as you sing the first line of the song. What do you think he is painting?

 
Sing second line of the song and draw another arch with a different color of chalk.
Explain how the composer is making a rainbow by having the music go up in pitch and then down.
 
We want to sing these lines very Legato, or smooth. See if you can make this very Legato. Take a big breath and try to sing the whole line of the song without taking a breath. Sing these two lines a couple of times very legato.
 
Now. Listen to the next line of the song. What do you think the composer is painting with this part of the song. Draw raindrops up and down with the pitch of the song as you sing. What do you think? Isn't it amazing how this song can paint a picture? When the rain falls, is it smooth or is in disconnected?
Disconnected in music is called staccato. When we sing this line lets sing the words disconnected or staccato.
 
Pass out ribbon wands. Now lets try something fun. When we sing the first two lines lets make big arches back and forth like our rainbow. When we sing the rain part, maybe we can make little squiggles up and down like the rain falling.
 
Bear Testimony: Music can do many wonderful things. It can paint pictures, and it can invite the spirit to help us gain a testimony of the principles of the gospel we sing about. Have you felt the spirit as we've sung this beautiful song? I know that we can learn many important lessons from our Primary songs that will help us all our lives......