Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tic Tac Sing

I saw an idea similar to this somewhere, only i can't remember where.....(So sorry-i'll try to be better at bookmarking ideas i see) Anyway, i am doing this for senior primary tomorrow although my daughter said i should do it for Valentine's day since they are X's and O's (hugs and kisses) but....maybe i'll just have to use it then too! :)

Last week, when i taught, "As a Child of God", i had each phrase of the song on separate poster board strips...those will come in handy again tomorrow.

I'll invite a child to come up front and choose a piece of paper from a jar. On these slips of paper i've written each phrase to the song and below it i wrote an example of the phrase with one or 2 words changed. Here's an example:

I came to earth with power to choose
(I came to church with power to love)

Good choices bless me and my family too
(Good friends bless me and my family too)

I feel so safe and happy because
(I feel so safe and happy today)

Anyway, you get the idea. I didn't want to make it too hard or change too many of the words because i really want the right words to stick in their heads and if i use too many wrong words, i think that's what they'll remember.

So....the child will pick a paper strip and decide if he/she is going to read the right phrase or the wrong one. Their team will then decide if they told the truth or not. (kind of like that game show, i think it's called Hollywood squares) After their team guesses, i'll post the picture phrase from last week that i used to teach the song and we'll see if they guessed correctly. (you can still play the game without the pictures...we've only learned the song for 1 week though so we'll use them) Anyway, if the team guesses correctly, they get an X or O in a square. If not, the play moves over to the other team. Each time a team has a turn, we'll sing that verse and the chorus as a way to "prep" them for the next round.

For junior primary, we are playing the melting snowman game found here. Happy sunday!
*I laminated the X's and O's as well as the snowman parts so they can be re-used.
*I have word files of the snowman parts, the song phrases and the X's and O's. I can email them to you if you want them.

**Another way to use this game: Draw tic tac toe board and place 9 pictures (one in each spot). Have 3 teachers sit in chairs in front of the board. Choose a reverent child, they pick a picture, ask them the question on it (the question will relate to the song that is pictured), the child asks an adult for the answer. The adult either gives a right or wrong answer and the child decides if they agree. If they’re right, they get an X or an O. Sing the song, then keep playing.


  1. This is an awesome idea! I had a lot of trouble last week getting the kids to keep the phrases straight. I would love a copy of your phrases for the x's and o's. Thank you!

  2. I would LOVE for you to email me the snowman parts, song phrases, and the X's and O's!!! I have been in this calling for 2 weeks and I am looking for ways for the kids to not be bored with learning new songs. You have GREAT ideas!

  3. Great ideas...I need to work on the phrases over and over again with my kids. May I have the files for the snowman parts and X's and O'x

  4. I would love those files! Thanks for the great ideas!

  5. This is great. I would love those files when you find time to send them.
    SO awesome! Thanks.

  6. If you could send me the files as well, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much for sharing! melaviti (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks -- Melissa