Thanks to Sugardoodle this week. We focused on rich blessings a little bit then started our game. I used a dressed up broom for a putter and a cut up 2-liter soda bottle tied to a cardboard box as the hole. It was awesome. We did the first two lines of the 2nd verse, then the 2nd two lines of the 2nd verse (I only had like 5 minutes this week, so that's all we could do). The sweet storybook the kids helped illustrate was open to the words we were to sing over and over again. Then we played a very quick hot/cold game finding my "golf ball" and called it a day. The kids loved it and wanted more! Even though I don't think the leaders enjoy all the repitition, I just don't know how else to teach it to the kids. Similarly, I can't learn anything without some serious repition, so I guess these activities are as much for my benefit as anyone else's!
Here's what Sugardoodle had to say about it:
* Have one child come to the front and explain that as the rest of the primary sings only the phrase on the board, he/she needs to sink a putt. (Having a couple of children act as ball returners will help keep things moving along nicely. I plan to use those children that are hesitant to sing to keep them more involved). The primary will sing that same phrase over and over until a ball goes into the hole. Remind the children to be reverent and respectful as we are still in the church house!
* Hand the child the putter. Begin singing - the same phrase over and over until the putt is made.
* Ask a member of the primary presidency to be watching for excellent singers and choose the next child to putt.
* Add the 2nd phrase of the song to the board. This time you will sing both phrases over and over until the child gets a ball in the hole.
* Continue playing, adding one phrase at a time, using a new child as the golfer until all phrases are on the board or you run out of time