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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Nursery Music Time Bag


One of my callings in my church is to the Nursery. When I first got called it was a hot mess, but at the start of the year we descided to do an total overhaul. I made this music time bag that has proven to be highly success with my once roudy kids. I have a bag filled with fun items that stand for different songs and each child takes turns picking an item out of the bag. It took them just 2 weeks to get the hang of our new music time. Now they are so excited to do music time. Best of all it's a great tool to keep them revrent and to sing nice and loud. They know if they do that they get to pick next and they love to pick a item out of the bag.

Here are the different items I've have chosen.


Wheels on the Bus: I have a flip book, the kids love flipping the pages and doing all the hand jestures.


Itsy Bitsy Spider: I have this Itsy Bitsy Spider book.


Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed: I made this monkey glove. The kids love putting it on as we sing.


Monkeys Swinging in a Tree: I have a monkey and crocodile.


Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam: I made these sunbeam sticks out of felt and popsical sticks. I hand them out when we sing and the loves waving them in the air as we sing.


Once There Was a Snowman: I found this cute little snowman. Soon I hope I get to replace him when the snow finally stops.


I Love to See the Temple: I made these fun "Magic Wands" that I hand out while we sing. The kids love waving the ribbons in the air.

Like I said this bag has worked some miracles in my nursery. My kids sing more, take turns and stay reverent during singing time.

9 comments:

  1. Holy cow, this is awesome. Way better than my "Super Sunday" lesson.

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  2. Hi Desiree, can you tell me where you got the Wheels on the Bus flip book? I've seen it before and it is darling, just wondering where I can get it too! Thanks.

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    1. I was wondering the same thing.

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    2. Me too, where do we find the Wheels on the Bus Flip Book?!

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  3. Do you have the clip art for the Wheels on the Bus flip book? I just was called as chorister, but the prior person wants to keep all her great items like this! =)

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  4. We have that same flip book in our nursery. I am trying to find one for my early learning center, but to no avail. Do you have an ISBN number or anything? I googled it, but nothin'
    :) Thanks

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  5. I was looking for this flip book too. We had one in our previous ward and I'd love to know where you got it!

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  6. The flip book comes from the Super Little Singers ready to use book by Mary Moss. Hope that helps for those still wanting the wheels on the bus.

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  7. How did you make your magic wands? Also, do you have trouble with your kids putting your things in their mouths? What do you do? I know it's a typical thing, but I hate the thought of germs all over, and some things don't wipe clean. Thanks!

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