It was our ward conference the other Sunday. I thought I’d just do a review of songs for Primary singing time.
I based our singing time activity on 2 factors:
1. Being the second Sunday of the month, I expected the lesson for week 2 to be taught for Sharing Time, which was about repentance. (The stake primary leaders taught a repeat of week one lesson however).
2. That weekend was Moomba Festival in Melbourne.
With these in mind, I came up with a little story. Meet the little boy in the story: His name is Nonoy (which is one of my nephew’s many nicknames at home).
One day, Nonoy was did something very cheeky. Mummy found out about it and she was not very happy. So she said, “Nonoy, because you were a very bad boy, we are not going to the Moomba Festival anymore.”
Nonoy was very sad. He was looking forward to going to the festival so he could ride on the carousel and play games and win prizes and eat fairy floss and see the fireworks.
After a while, Mummy felt sorry for Nonoy, so she said, “Nonoy, if you do something good, maybe I will change my mind.”
What can Nonoy do?
Nonoy loved to sing Primary songs, so he thought he could visit Lola-Eve, the lonely old lady next door, everyday and sing to her to cheer her up. Lola-Eve loved to listen to Nonoy’s singing.
Nonoy also had another great idea. He thought he’d invite the Primary kids to sing with him. He thought they sing very beautifully.
Mummy liked Nonoy’s idea, so the next day, Nonoy and the Primary kdis went to Lola-Eve’s house. But what song shall they sing?
(At this point, I told the kids that Nonoy and the kids got ideas on what to sing from what they saw or what happened each day. I got one kid at a time to pick a piece of paper from a little bucket. Here are what I had on them:)
– Jacob arrived wearing a shirt that says “We are as the Army of Helaman.” (We’ll Bring the World His Truth)
– Nonoy’s friend saw a newborn babe. He remembers a song with the words, “…a newborn babe, with peace and holiness.” (He Sent His Son)
– James said, “I’m hungry!” Kiandra said, “Oh, I have some popcorn here. You want some? I also have apricots from our apricot tree.” (Popcorn Popping)
– Charlotte came late. She said, “Oh I couldn’t stop reading my Book of Mormon stories.” Joseph said, “About the Lamanites in ancient history?” She said, “Yes.” (Book of Mormon Stories)
– Nonoy saw a velvet rose and a lilac tree. He said, “Hmmmm…I think Heavenly Father loves me, because he gave me eyes to see these.” (My Heavenly Father Loves Me)
– Meridian told everyone, “We went to see the movie Frozen yesterday. There was a snowman in the movie.” (Once There Was A Snowman)
– Charlotte said, “When it rains, I like to build a paper boat, but my older brothers believe it would not float, so they laugh at me.” (Nephi’s Courage)
– They saw a gift on Lola-Eve’s table, so they chose to sing a song that starts with “My life is a gift…” (I Will Follow God’s Plan)
Due to time constraints, I had only about four or five kids have a turn picking a paper from the bucket.
At the conclusion, I told them that because Nonoy enjoyed singing to Lola-Eve that they became good friends after this, and that Mummy was so happy with Nonoy’s act of service to Lola-Eve that she decided to forgive Nonoy and go to the Moomba Festival after all.)