I've been spending the last
I didn't really want to take a day off from teaching "I Will Follow Gods Plan" in order to just sing fun songs for Valentines Day. Tomorrow is Ward Conference, and the Stake folks will be there....so I wanted to teach the second part of the song.....while incorporating Valentines Day in a fun way.
I took this idea I saw from last year. I'm not sure who's idea this was, so if it's yours, please post a comment to that effect so you'll get the credit. Last year's version had the words from "He Sent His Son." So I just used her idea with this year's song for February.
My plan is to place one half of a heart into an envelope, address it to "Shadow Ridge Ward Primary Children,' place a sticker of "Christ with little children" I bought at Deseret Book, for the stamp.
I even postmarked it.....if you can see it. I know, it doesn't even resemble a real postmark, but it gives the effect....ever so slightly...... It says, "Created With Love..."
I worried that the kids would take too long opening the envelope the conventional way...so I just placed a heart sticker on the back to close it.
I'll have helpers pull the envelopes out of the Mailman's mail pouch, open them, then we'll sing the phrase which is on that half.
As we continue opening the envelopes, more pieces of the song will be revealed and the kids will try to match them up. If they get the whole song matched up, they'll get a valentine treat! (Oh heck...They'll get one anyway....) Hopefully, by the time the valentines are all matched up they will have learned the song fairly well. Afterwards....I'll have a valentine treat for them, which they will take from the mail pouch as they leave Primary.
Here are the PDF heart files.
My Life Is a Gift......
My Choice Was to Come.....
I Will Work....
Then I Will Be Happy.....
Here's the yummy treat I'll be handing out. I put a little bit inside a snack-sized ziplock for each child.
The recipe is on this link: