Sent On A String

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Learn the song “He Sent His Son by asking questions and getting the answers ‘sent’ to the Primary.

I had someone hidden behind a rolling chalkboard. There was a string that led from them to me. They had to numbered tubes ready to be sent to the Primary on my cue. The pictures for the ‘answers’ in this song were rolled up inside the tubes. I added the pics to the flipcharts as we went along and learned the song. Full lesson typed out below the pictures…


These are the hand drawn pictures I added to the text on my flipchart.
The ‘questions’ I put on the charts already, the ‘answers’ were rolled in the tubes and sent to us.This was the flip chart. The ‘question’ already had the picture.
Once the ‘question’ was learned well enough, the ‘answer’ was sent in the tube via the string.
**I put the Q’s on one color paper and the A’s on another. It helped visually.
***I don’t always post ALL the words, but for some reason I did on this song.
Always number and label everything.  :)
————————-LESSON:

SAY: We are going to learn a new song today. Let’s listen to it first.
♫ Listen to the Pianist Play through the song ♪
1
SAY: This song is made up of questions and answers. We are going to ask questions and see if we can get the answers. What we’re doing today is kind of like prayer. You can pray to Heavenly Father and he will give you answers. Today we are going to ask questions in our singing voices and perhaps the answers will be sent to us.

SAY: Let’s ask our first question. (put up picture or Earth/heart). *Learn/sing… “How could the Father tell the world of love and tenderness?”
Sing a few times and when it’s good enough, cue the first answer to be sent. [The answer is attached to a toilet paper tube on a string that is already set up and you have someone in on it to help you out].

Finish the verse, then SAY: We have been sent an answer! Let’s see what has been sent to us. Okay…. What were we asking?… (kids answer):”How could the Father tell the world of love and tenderness?”…. and the answer to that is (show picture of baby Jesus)…. “He sent his Son, a new born babe, with peace and holiness” (put picture up by the first picture).

♫ Sing that part a few times. ♪

2
SAY: Okay, let’s ask another question. Let’s sing and ask (put up picture of path)… “How could the Father show the world the pathway we should go?”  Hmmm… that’s a good question! Let’s sing and see if we can get another answer…

– Sing a few times and when it’s good enough, cue the second ‘answer’ to be sent. 

OPEN the answer: “He sent his Son to walk with men, on earth, that we may know.” (put up picture of shoes)
♫ Sing just that question and answer. Then sing from the beginning to that part a few times. ♪

3
SAY: Let’s ask another question. Let’s sing and ask (put up picture of gravestone), ” How could the Father tell the world of sacrifice, of death?”– Sing a few times and when it’s good enough, cue the third ‘answer’ to be sent. 
OPEN the answer: “He sent his Son to die for us and rise with living breath”. (put up picture of empty tomb)

♫ Sing just that question and answer. Then sing from the beginning to that part a few times. ♪

4
SAY: How about another question? Let’s try…. ” What does the Father ask of us? What do the scriptures say?” (put picture up of scriptures)

– Sing a few times and when it’s good enough, cue the fourth ‘answer’ to be sent. OPEN the answer: “Have faith, have hope, live like his Son, help others on their way”. (put picture up of faith/hope/help).

♫ Sing just that question and answer. Then sing from the beginning to that part a few times. ♪

5
SAY: This is our last question… it’s a really short one. Think we can do it? … “What does he ask?” (put up picture of question mark)– Sing a few times and when it’s good enough, cue the fourth ‘answer’ to be sent. 
OPEN the answer: “Live like His Son.” (put up up picture of Jesus)

♫ Sing just that question and answer. Then sing from the beginning to that part a few times. ♪
♫ Sing whole song ♪

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PREP:

–string/yarn
–5 toilet paper tubes (unless you’re going to send one tube back and forth, but uhhh……)
–tape, or some way to attach the messages to the TP tube (or, roll the messages up inside the tube)
— a helper
–rolling chalkboard
–flip chart
–Pictures for the questions and answers in the song:
Earth/heart
baby jesus
path/arrow road sign
shoes
gravestone
resurrected Jesus / empty tomb
scriptures
faith, hope, help
pic for “Son”

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