Let’s Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review

Use this Let’s Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review idea for just a single week to fix up any lingering issues or stretch it to 2 or 3 weeks with some of the additional ideas I’ve included below. Either way, it’s sure to be a hit!

Head over to see this post with 20 fun Primary Program Review Ideas to help you pick out the perfect theme for practicing all of your songs so they are “Program Ready!”

Let's Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review Idea for singing time with printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders. Have the kids smash (or pop a small balloon) all the bugs in your song as you fix small errors and problems in your songs before your Primary Presentation!

Let’s Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review

Are you ready to start focusing on ALL of your Primary Program songs in a single Sunday? I loved this super cute idea shared by Denise DeMille on Facebook to focus instead of on the entire song to pick out specific areas to fine tune and fix up before your program!

Let's Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review Idea for singing time with printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders. Have the kids smash (or pop a small balloon) all the bugs in your song as you fix small errors and problems in your songs before your Primary Presentation!

Her original images were copyright protected and so I asked if she would mind if I created a printable with the same theme! Denise was so sweet and was happy to let me share her idea with my own spin on the printables!

How to Use this Get the Bugs Out Idea:

Think about any problems you’ve notice in the Primary Program songs you are teaching. That might look like some of the following, but it could be anything! The “bugs” could also include more general things not tied to a specific song.

Let's Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review Idea for singing time with printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders. Have the kids smash (or pop a small balloon) all the bugs in your song as you fix small errors and problems in your songs before your Primary Presentation!

Primary Song “BUGS” you might focus on:

  • Singing too quietly / without confidence
  • Forgetting or stumbling over the lyrics
  • 2nd verse needs more practice
  • Perfecting the descant
  • Timing on a particular note or melody
  • Not clearly pronouncing a particular word
  • Perfecting using sign language
  • Fidgeting
  • Eyes looking around the room
Let's Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review Idea for singing time with printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders. Have the kids smash (or pop a small balloon) all the bugs in your song as you fix small errors and problems in your songs before your Primary Presentation!

Make a list of the song and specific problem for both you and the pianist. Let the kids pick a bug picture from up on the board. Explain to them what that bug represents and demonstrate the correct fix.

Let them practice with you once or twice without the piano so they can better here the flow, pronunciation, lyrics, or whatever needs fixing.

Let's Get the Bugs Out Primary Program progress song review tracker - work on fixing the problems in your songs and smash the bugs! Includes a variety of different illustrated bugs and 12 "program bugs" to work on for inspiration. Printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.

Now, add the piano! If they can sing it perfectly, let a kiddo come up and “smash” the bug! You can use a fly swatter, simply pull the bug off, or add a cute balloon to each bug and let them pop the balloon!

*Tip from Debbie Hill: Glue a thumb tack to your fly swatter and the children will be able to more easily pop the balloon!

Let's Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review Idea for singing time with printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders. Have the kids smash (or pop a small balloon) all the bugs in your song as you fix small errors and problems in your songs before your Primary Presentation!

If the song still needs a little more practice, move on to the next bug and then come back to it until you get it just right!

Continue practicing and working out all of the bugs in the song!

More Ways to Play:

Bug Hunt: Hide the bugs around the room and go on a bug hunt (complete with a net!) on week one. Sing each song as they find that bug. Use week 2 to smash the bugs! Jot down notes of what they can work on for each song so you can focus on those problem areas the next week.

Let's Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review Idea for singing time with printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders. Have the kids smash (or pop a small balloon) all the bugs in your song as you fix small errors and problems in your songs before your Primary Presentation!

Mixed Up Songs: Sing your Primary songs all “bugged out”! Pick two bugs and sing the verse of one and the chorus of the other! Now, switch! The kids will love this silly way to sing the songs and you’ll keep them on their toes and paying attention!

Let's Get the Bugs Out Primary Program progress song review tracker - work on fixing the problems in your songs and smash the bugs! Includes a variety of different illustrated bugs and 12 "program bugs" to work on for inspiration. Printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.

Halloween Theme! Use the creepy crawler symbol bugs to do a program review with a subtle Halloween theme! You can ask the kids to name the bug and have them pick an bug symbol and match it to a song title and then have THEM name what problems they noticed. What can they do a little bit better to make the song stand out?

Give Said the Little Stream - spring blossoms and rain drops printable singing time song helps for LDS Primary music leaders

These adorable bugs would be perfect to mix in with our Give Said the Little Stream Spring Blossoms & Raindrops printables! Mix and match the bugs, flowers, and raindrops for a cute spring themed singing time!

Let’s Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review Printable Bug Singing Time Helps!

The free printable for this post includes a 1-page printable of the illustrated style bugs with 8 different adorable bugs!

Let's Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review Idea for singing time with printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders. Have the kids smash (or pop a small balloon) all the bugs in your song as you fix small errors and problems in your songs before your Primary Presentation!
Let's Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review Singing time ideas for Primary Music Leaders INSTANT Primary Singing Extended Printables

You’ll find additional Get the Bugs Out helps including a printable lesson plan, half page and full page bug cards, program bugs cards, and a theme banner included in the INSTANT Primary Singing membership in the September Book of Mormon packet! You can also pick these files up in my shop here.

Get the Bugs Out Primary Program Review Game for Singing Time - Pick different things to focus on to fix on your songs to help them be "program ready!" That could include working on eye contact, singing at the correct speed, fixing incorrect lyrics, getting the melody just right, or any thing else. Smash the bugs and fix the songs! Printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.

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