Here is my board setup for today, as we sang both verses of "The Holy Ghost" (CS 105). We completed building our little comforter with the discovery questions, and sang through the song enough times to be pretty familiar with it. Next week I'll set the board up the same way, and have the children pull items down a few at a time, until they can sing the whole thing without visual prompts.
I am currently the primary chorister in my ward. It's a fun and fabulous opportunity to learn the beautiful primary music, be creative in a unique teaching environment, and feel the Spirit as we teach gospel truths through song. Three of my five daughters are in primary, which I love, because I can happily sing these songs I love right along with them each week.
I find I have the most success with the children when I follow this recipe:
1. Pray about the kids, pray about teaching the songs 2. Learn the songs backwards and forwards. I rarely use the book when I'm singing in Primary because of the importance of step #3. 3. Eye contact, eye contact, eye contact 4. Smile and sing with love 5. Bear testimony of gospel truths 6. Have fun