Thursday, March 31, 2011
Songs for General Conference
Every Sunday before General Conference I have to sing prophet songs. Two of them that are my favorites and absolute musts are:
Latter-Day Prophets - I read this idea somewhere to do small and decided it would be fun to do big too! I have taken 16 sheet protectors and taped them together side by side, then I inserted an 8x11 picture of each prophet in order from Joseph Smith to Thomas S. Monson. I also printed little strips of paper with their names on them so you can read them better and slid them inside the sleeves to the bottom in front of the pictures. Then you fold it up accordian style. You could use it as a sort of flipchart but what our Primary likes to do is hold it out long with helpers (it takes about 8!) while we sing it.
Modern Day Apostles (As I Have Love You) - I also read this one somewhere years ago. We sing the last names of the First Presidecy and the Quorum of the Twelve to the tune of "As I Have Loved You". I put all their pictures up in order with a strip of paper taped to the front with just their last name large so it's easy to read. It's a fun way to review who they'll be listening to the next weekend so that they're more familiar with their faces. So it goes like this:
"Monsen and Eyring, Uchdorf, Packer Perry, Nelsen, Oaks, Ballard, Scott and Hales, Holland and Bednar, Cook, Christofferson, Anderson, these are the modern-day apostles."
We often also sing "Follow the Prophet" and this year I added the 2nd verse of "If I Listen With My Heart" since we'd learned it. It was perfect!