Practice: Secret Word

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Get the children singing a song over and over without even noticing that they’re practicing!

Choose a child to leave the room for a moment (with an adult if necessary).  Together with the rest of the primary, choose one secret word.  When the child from the hall returns, have the primary sing him or her the song, omitting the secret word.  See if he or she can hear which word the other children do NOT sing.

This is a great activity to use

  • When you have extra time at the end of Singing Time
  • When you want to draw attention to words (and themes) which support the message of sharing time
  • When you want to discuss words which you think the children may not understand
  • When the children have difficulty remembering short pieces of the song you’re learning