We have been learning "This is My Beloved Son" (CS 76) this month. I made black and white copies of the pictures that represent each verse in the song, then cut each copy into four puzzle pieces, and wrote discovery questions on the back of each piece. I would ask a child to come up, select a puzzle piece and read the question on the back. We then would sing the verse and answer the question, put the puzzle together, and repeat. The next week after we put together all four puzzles, I mixed up all 16 pieces and had a child come up and put together one full verse puzzle as we sang the song and reviewed any necessary parts.
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