When I am baptized
by Melanie Edwards, Sherman Oaks, CA
- One very large rainbow that will be on the
- 8 raindrops 4 light blue 4 dark blue; light blue
numbered from 1 to 4, dark blue numbered 5 to 8. (Make them as big as
you can from an 8 1/2 x 11 paper.)
- 8 clip art pictures (that will fit onto the
raindrops):rainbow, earth, umbrella with rain, blue ribbon, child being
baptized, child saying "I'm sorry", umbrella with rain, blue ribbon.
- Place the Rainbow on the board. Place the
numbered raindrops in order under the rainbow.
- Pass out the first four clip art pictures 1 to
each class, or place them around the room.
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
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
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...
- Make ribbon wands for each child using a popcicle
stick and about 3 feet of inexpensive ribbon. I get it at Michaels 3
spool for a dollar satin ribbon about 1/4" wide. You may want to make
them rainbow colors.
SUPPLIES: Colored chalk.
- Give ribbon wands to teachers enough for their
class before you start to sing.
Last week we learned one of my favorite Primary songs. This week I want
to have some fun with the song.
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......