I am using a couple pages from the Friend Magazine (from April and August 2010 issues) to help me choose songs in my next singing time. I am covering all the close-up pictures with sticky notes on which I have written page and verse numbers on the back side. A child can remove one sticky note, guess what the close up photo underneath is of, then take the sticky note with the page number to the pianist. I'll use the nature one on the left with junior primary, and the church building photos on the right with the senior. I put the magazine pages in page protectors and had to trim my sticky notes a little to fit the photos well.
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