Whether you’re looking to plan something fun for the last Singing time of the year or to use one of the first few weeks of the New Year, you’ll find something fun here with this list of 15 New Year’s Singing Time Ideas!
Most of these activities will work with your own personalized song list and you can choose to visit songs from the past (a lookback at their favorites!) or take the opportunity to introduce some of the new songs you’ll learn for the new year!
15 New Year’s Singing Time Ideas
1. New Year Countdown & Song Check-In
I adore this themed clock Primary Song Check-In Countdown! You’ll sing through up to 12 songs and have the children rate either how well they know the song or how much they like the song with 4 easy to understand emojis!
2. Primary Song Snowflakes
I had so much fun creating a set of brand new Primary Song Snowflakes with some fun themes like Come Follow Me (loaves and fishes pictured here), Noah’s Ark, Gethsemane, and more! Plus, you can use this huge collection of OCD Song Snowflakes. It’s a fun simple way to sing through a variety of songs for the new year with a winter theme!
3. Primary New Years Goals
If you want to set your Primary off on the right foot for the new year, why not work through some goals together with this cute Primary New Year Goals lesson plan! There are 3 in the post, but you can extend it to fit whatever your particular Primary might need to work on for the year.
4. Name That Tune Song Championship
See how quickly your Primary children can recognize the tune with just a couple notes, or the whole first line in this fun Name That Tune Song Championship! You’ll up the challenge by assigning the songs a trophy based on how quickly they can guess the tune to help engage the children in active participation.
5. Time of Your Life
It’s “time” to have fun with a singing time activity all about timepieces. In this Time of Your Life + Singing Speed Cards lesson you’ll introduce some different ways we keep time and talk about songs from the past OR song for the future and optionally include a variety of different speeds to sing with.
6. Sing with Emoji Game
Let the children pour out all their emotions with this SO CUTE Sing with Emoji Game! There’s a set of 20 different emojis with or without a simple description that the children can pick from after singing each of your new songs to express how they’re feeling about the song picks.
7. Learn & Grow Flower
Let the children help you build a flower with this adorable Learn & Grow Flower singing time idea! You can use this activity in one Sunday, or add to your flower throughout the year with each new month as you learn new songs!
8. Candy for Courage
A real winner anytime of the year is playing a game of Candy for Courage! This would work best by letting the children sing their FAVORITE song as a solo or with friends to earn a treat. It’s like a karaoke game, with prizes!
9. Pin the Primary Song
One of my favorites for a sub can work any Sunday of the year is this Pin the Primary Song activity. You’ll fill a poster with songs from the past, future, or both! Then let fate decide which songs you’ll sing this week.
10. Teach Conducting & Rhythm!
There’s sure to be LOTS of wiggles in the Primary room due to the holiday and festivities, so why not turn to a super useful lesson plan that will give them movement and purpose! You can teach the children How to Conduct Music with this fun beat and rhythms activity.
11. Snowball Singing
Your Primary kiddos will be thrilled to toss singing snowballs in Singing Time with this idea from The Primary Pad!
You’ll print a variety of ways to sing out (see that post for 110 ideas you can include!) and then crumble them up into snowballs. If they toss and hit a snowman, you’ll reveal what the way to sing was and sing through your song!
As a fun alternative, you can also let the kids write their favorite song on a blank sheet of paper and try tossing their custom made snowballs to pick the song to sing.
12. Party Poppers
If you’re okay with cleaning up a small mess, the kids will be over the moon to pull a party popper to help reveal your song selections. Head over to see this Party Poppers Songs from the Past idea on Camille’s Primary Ideas.
13. Blowout the Song
For a super simple activity, bring in some festive new year blowers with a variety of song titles and play a game of Blowout a Song! There’s a couple other cute ideas in this post by i heart primary music as well for the New Year!
14. Singing Time Dice
Go for something simple, fun, and super flexible with this cute Singing Time Dice Chart by Little LDS Ideas! You’ll mix up the combinations with whichever ones you like best and let the kids roll for a fun singing way and then sing your songs of choice!
15. New Years Around the World
I’ve done this wonderful themed New Year activity before my first year of teaching and I really loved teaching the children about other cultures. If this sounds like a good fit for you, head over to see the Celebrating New Years Around the World idea on Camille’s Primary Ideas.
For more activities, see all these Valentine’s Day Singing Time ideas!
What other fun singing time ideas have you used for a New Year? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.
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