Monday, June 17, 2013

Super Monkey Singing Visual

I'd like you to meet Super Monkey.  If you are a primary music leader he will be your new best friend.  

I noticed the kids didn't seem to be singing very loudly.  My brother-in-law and sister gave one of those annoying entertaining screeching monkeys to each of my girls.  Thinking I could put one to good use, I cut out a little cape and made a mask out of foam for it.

I printed out two signs - one that said "Mere Mortal" and one that said "Super-Human."

In primary I introduced Super Monkey to the kids.  I told them that super monkey would be listening to their singing.  After they finished singing a song I would launch him across the front of the room.  Holding up the two signs, one in each hand, I explained that Super Monkey wanted to hear Super-Human singing (singing all of the words loudly, but beautifully).  If they sang like Mere-Mortals he wouldn't fly very far.

I put the signs on the floor: Mere-Mortal closest to me, Super Human far away.

Once they sang the song I launched Super Monkey based on how well they sang.  The kids loved Super Monkey.  They sang louder and with more confidence than I ever heard them sing before!

*Note: the kids might get over-excited about Super Monkey and start to be loud and irreverent.  Tell the kids that if they scream, get out of their seats to grab the monkey, or do anything irreverent Super Monkey would hide for the rest of the day.

You will be surprised by how much fun you and the kids will have with Super Monkey!

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