Since Birthdays are the topic the last couple of posts, I thought I'd show my visuals for the last BD song I taught. When I was a new chorister, it soon became obvious that the kids only knew a grand total of two BD songs. . .very boring. So after the program, I took advantage of the free time and taught this one.
I tacked the visuals on the bulletin board and used the BD pointer to teach the song. Then after they'd sung it a few times, we played the hot/cold game, where one child gets sent out into the hall while we hide the pointer. The primary child comes back in, and the kids sing the song soft, and louder as he/she gets closer to the hidden pointer until it is found. Then another child leaves the room. . .etc. They had a ball, and learned a song at the same time!