Sunday, February 21, 2010

Primary Music, Me and My Shadow

Welcome to "The Reason the Cricut Machine was Invented", calling for the LDS church - Primary chorister.

If you do not have a Cricut, I hate it for you. Love ya, mean it, but this Cricut will save you from much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, when it comes to visuals for teaching songs.

#1 - I cannot sing these 24th octave high notes on these Primary songs.

#2 - Being a party girl, however (if you count adding ice to your glass of Sprite as taking a walk on the wild side), I do like to have fun. So that makes up for not hitting the high notes.

That's where your Cricut can come in handy. So get yourself out of the bed and in the line at Wal-Mart at 3:00 in the morning the day after Thanksgiving like I did, and get yourself a Cricut.

Again, I don't claim to have the greatest ideas in the world. However, if this is an idea you can use, I'm glad I could help.

For the Sunday before Ground Hog day, I used the "A Child's Year" cartridge and cut out two each of selected shapes, one in yellow, one in black.

I had selected a line from a song for each cutout. A child would come up and choose a yellow cutout, I would read a line from a Primary song, they would have to tell me the line that came after it (the shadow), if they told me the correct line, the yellow cutout could be matched up with its black shadow and then we would sing the song. For Jr. Primary, I just gave the 1st line to a song, and they would give me the next line. For Sr. Primary, I made it more difficult, (I chose a line from the middle of the song from the 2nd or 3rd verse).

They seemed to enjoy it.

Note about Sizzix references you will probably see in the future:  you can't get 'em anymore.  But you can probably check other die cut brands that are still available.  I'm not sure what's out there outside of Cricut and Sizzix, but I'm sure it's out there somewhere.

Also, our local public library sells old, donated magazines for 10 cent each.  They're a great thing.  I like to go ahead and cut pictures out of them and store them in labeled folders for future use.

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