Time of Your Life & Singing Speeds

I can’t think about a New Year’s Eve from my past without the song lyrics… “I hope you’ve had the time of your life…” slipping in right alongside the rest of my memories. It may just be a product of growing up in the 90s, but I love that song and it’s helped inspired today’s fun singing time idea for the New Year!

The idea is to throwback to some of your favorite songs from the past or introduce your new songs for the year ahead with a variety of cute different ways we keep time. I’ve also included singing speed cards you can use on the fly with any lesson plan.

Cute Time of Your Life singing time idea and printables song helps for LDS Primary music leaders. It's a perfect theme to throw back to your favorite songs from the past or introduce new Primary songs at the beginning of the year with old VHS tapes and singing speed printable cards.

Time of Your Life Song Game

How to Play:

Let a child randomly pick one of your timekeeping pieces. You can bring in actual objects or use the printable graphics below.

Share how the item helps us keep track of time. You can tie each item to a specific song title or use a selection of a song or two to use through the whole lesson.

Cute Time of Your Life singing time idea and printables song helps for LDS Primary music leaders. It's a perfect theme to throw back to your favorite songs from the past or introduce new Primary songs at the beginning of the year with old VHS tapes and singing speed printable cards.

Just like each item has a different way to record time, we’ll sing the song with a different cadence of time! Find the matching color time speed card or let the child randomly select a card.

Wrap up the lesson plan by sharing how we are given this precious time on earth (and in Singing Time!) to show our willingness to follow the Savior. It’s not a fast forward process, it’s a day-by-day opportunity to choose Him!

Cute Time of Your Life singing time idea and printables song helps for LDS Primary music leaders. It's a perfect theme to throw back to your favorite songs from the past or introduce new Primary songs at the beginning of the year with old VHS tapes and singing speed printable cards.

Singing Speed Cards

I created these adorable singing speed cards modeled after an old VCR player (or Blu-ray player). They’re classic icons that you can use over and over throughout the year with any activity!

Cute Time of Your Life singing time idea and printables song helps for LDS Primary music leaders. It's a perfect theme to throw back to your favorite songs from the past or introduce new Primary songs at the beginning of the year with old VHS tapes and singing speed printable cards.
  • Reverse – Sing the last verse first or sing the chorus first
  • Normal Speed – Sing at normal speed
  • Fast Forward – Sing faster speed
  • Super Speed – Sing without piano at super speed!
  • Stop and Go – Use a stop sign to completely stop singing at surprise intervals
  • Pause – Sing only one part of the song (chorus, one line, the 2nd verse, etc)
  • Record – Sing with your BEST performance!
  • Eject – Skip the selected song and let the children pick a favorite song!
Cute Time of Your Life singing time idea and printables song helps for LDS Primary music leaders. It's a perfect theme to throw back to your favorite songs from the past or introduce new Primary songs at the beginning of the year with old VHS tapes and singing speed printable cards.

Extension Activities:

  • Bring in VHS tapes or a variety of different ways to remember the past (DVD, Pictures, Polarid, Camera, Cell phone, Etc). Assign a specific song from “the past” to each item.
    • You can use our printable VHS tapes to assign song names and make a pretend VHS player with the speed cards. Let a child pick a VHS tape, “load” it into the VHS player, then push a button for the singing mode!
Cute Time of Your Life singing time idea and printables song helps for LDS Primary music leaders. It's a perfect theme to throw back to your favorite songs from the past or introduce new Primary songs at the beginning of the year with old VHS tapes and singing speed printable cards.
  • Print 2 of each of the timekeepers and play a game of match as you countdown!
  • Write down different resolutions or goals and match each one to a themed song! Like:
    • Visit the Temple – I Love to See the Temple
    • Read my Scriptures – Search, Ponder and Pray
    • Make New Friends – Kindness Begins with Me
    • Share the Gospel with my Friends – I Want to Be a Missionary Now
  • Use the speed card with a fun twist! Shuffle them in with the timekeeper cards and then if drawn follow one of the following actions:
    • Pause – Take a pause on the current game and sing a wiggle song
    • Eject – Pick any card from the deck and remove it from the game
    • Reverse – Shuffle the cards and try again
Different Ways to Sing Primary Songs

For TONS more fun ideas of Ways to Sing Primary Songs over and over, head over to this post with 110+ simple actions and ideas for repetition.

Time of Your Life & Singing Speed Printable Singing Time Helps

You’ll absolutely LOVE all these printables! You can use the set of timekeepers in 1/4 page either with or separately from the 8 singing speed cards!

There’s even a cute vintage VHS tape to scribble down your song titles for a themed way to pick a song to sing!

Cute Time of Your Life singing time idea and printables song helps for LDS Primary music leaders. It's a perfect theme to throw back to your favorite songs from the past or introduce new Primary songs at the beginning of the year with old VHS tapes and singing speed printable cards.
Time of Your Life & Singing Speeds Singing time ideas for Primary Music Leaders INSTANT Primary Singing Extended Printables

You’ll get these PLUS larger FULL PAGE timekeepers and Singing Speed Cards as part of January Old Testament INSTANT Primary Singing membership! Or, find this review idea in our shop! It’s also available in my Etsy shop here.

Time of Your Life Singing Time Game New Year

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You’ll also love this perfectly winter themed activity with an eye-catching way to introduce your songs with MORE Primary Song Snowflakes!

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What other fun ways could you use these fun set of singing speed printables or incorporate the time theme?

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