I used this idea from Primary Singing Ideas last Sunday, and it was a great success. I used finger chimes, a frog instrument, a maraca, and a drum to go with the rhythms above. It was great fun to do the rhythms one at a time as we sang the chorus of "Follow the Prophet", and then a thrill to have the children play them all together our fifth time through the song.
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