If you’ve been on the Primary Music Leaders Facebook page, you may have noticed a trend! There’s a swarm of Song Monsters that have been visiting Primary rooms around the nation. 🙂
This Song Monster Singing Time Idea can be used to teach a new song, review a song you’re currently working on, or even work through a variety of different songs. I’ll share some fun ways to use the singing time song monsters below plus lots of cute monsters for inspiration on creating your own!
*All Song Monster pictures below are shared with permission!! I love how unique and adorable each monster turned out! See the credit under each monster for the direct link to their Facebook posts if you need any additional info.
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How to Make a Song Monster
- Poster Board
- Small cardboard box
- Accessories, if desired
This adorable purple monster was created
by Denise DeMille (See her original post here).
To make your Primary Singing Time Monster, sketch out your monster shape and design on a large sheet of poster board. When you’re happy with the design, it’s time to color it all in in your choice of color! I love how fun and different each monster came out with different colors, so you can go any direction with your color.
Consider using a large sharpie to outline the details and lines of your monster. I absolutely love my King Size Sharpies! I use them for EVERYTHING like labeling food storage, all the Primary singing time projects, school projects for the kids, organizing around the home, moving, etc, etc, ect. I ordered the 12 pack and I keep one in a bunch of different rooms.
Help support your monster by attaching a small box on the backside of the poster board. This will give a space to allow whatever you slip through the mouth to be collected and helps darken the mouth for a better visual affect.
Or, alternatively, you could use a tri-fold board so it hold itself up!
Next, cut out the mouth to give you a slot for the monster to “eat” your song!
Accessories with any extras you might like such as a feather boa for the arms, add clothing, use a bow or hat accessories, or add googly eyes – whatever you’d like to help your monster stand out. Browse the pictures below for more ideas of ideas for accessorizing.
I’ve also shared some printable song notes below in case you want to decorate your monster board or the Primary room for the occasion.
Using a Song Monster in Singing Time
You really can use the Song Monster in anyway you’d like, but I’ll share here some fun and easy ways to incorporate your song monster in Singing Time!
1. Have the Song Monster Eat the Song Lyrics
Post your flip chart, the words, pictures, individual typed up keywords, or other representation of the lyrics up on the whiteboard. Have the children pick one to feed to the song monster as they make progress working through practicing the song and showing their progress.
Continue “eating” up the lyrics until they’re all gone and the kids are singing the song all the way through without the song lyric helps!
This cute Sally the Song Snacker was created by Alicia Hale (Original post here)
2. Feed the Song Monster Music Notes
Print out our cute music note printables at the bottom of this post. Write a fun way to sing on the back of each. I have a whole post here with 110+ Ways to Sing a Song that will help!
Let a helper come up and pick one of the music notes. Read the way to sing on the back of the note, then feed it to your song monster. Sing through the song again with the new fun way to sing!
How cute is Max the Music Monster by Ashlie Wayment! (Original post here)
3. Colored Yarn Who Sings!
Create a long piece of colored yarn that changes with 2-4 different colors. Assign a specific group or way to sing for each of the colors you use. Feed the end of the string into the mouth of the monster.
Now, have a helper stand behind the monster and pull the string through their mouth into their belly. The Primary room sings along, changing the singing method when the yarn color changes!
4. Song Monster Belly Mix of Songs
Type up different song title cards for the songs you want to review. I have a whole bunch of cute printable cards in our Battle of the Primary Songs for the Old Testament song list.
Place an empty bowl, box, or even a messy mix of goo or other sensory bin objects like rice or beans or pillow fluff behind your Song Monster.
Mix up all the song cards in the bowl. Laminate them if you’re using a messy filling or just need them a little more sturdy.
Now, let the kids reach their hands inside the song monsters mouth and pull out the song title to sing. You could create a bunch of smaller song monsters from small boxes and given each monster a single song title, or just add a whole bunch into one song monster belly and let the kids pick one without being able to see the cards.
You could make adorable mini Halloween Box Monsters
like these by Klysta Schoof (Original post here).
This would make a fantastic song review for all of your Primary songs for the year before the Primary Program, especially if your program is later in the year and you’re reviewing your songs in the fall!
Singing Time Song Monster Inspiration!
I hope you’re loving all these awesome song monsters so far! I have a few more pictures to share with you to add to your inspiration and help you create a song monster for your own Primary room!
Isn’t this orange monster by Haley Roberts so sweet?
I love the contrasting colors! (Original post here)
I love the fun colorful horns and that hair of Jori Hazen’s
Sammy the Song Monster! (Original post here)
And last, but certainly not least, see the adorable
Stevey the Song Eater by Olivia Snow (Original post here)
Printable Song Monster Music Notes
To help you decorate your Song Monster display or for the second way to use a song monster listed above, grab these cute printable song notes! I’ve included them in white and in colors and even a song title you can use!
Here’s another adorable Song Monster example, thanks so much to Chemain Evans for sharing her photo! She used the free printables included below! I love all the color and the adorable piñata style of her song monster!
Song Monster by Chemain Evans
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For another fun way to review some or all of your song picks for the Program this year, head over to see our Primary Song Scramble Review Game!
What other fun ways did you incorporate your song monster in singing time? If you create one and want to share in this post, just message or email me!
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