Are you looking for a better way to balance out your Primary Program songs with adding in fun holiday ideas, review weeks, and squeeze in all the alternate songs you want to learn throughout the year. To make seeing your weeks at a glance easy, I created this Year Overview Singing Time Planner!
After spending a few weeks working on Valentine’s Day singing time lesson plans and fun holiday themed Primary song lists, I had a fun idea for another great printable to include in your Primary Singing Time Binder!
This is an annual 52-week planner that gives you a quick way to write down important dates you need to remember. Add in your dates for ward conference, stake conference, general conference, your primary program, and any other important scheduling dates.
This is a great worksheet to add when Planning a Year of Singing Time Lessons. If you’re looking at this list and wondering how do you have enough time?? You’ll want to pop over to this Example of a Typical Singing Time post. It works wonderfully to do smaller activities for 2-3 songs per week!
Year Overview Singing Time Planner
This planner can help you plan ahead for fun holiday singing time ideas and make the most of the 48 weeks of Singing Time (4 weeks for General Conference and Stake Conference) throughout the year.
This worksheet ties in perfectly with our Singing Time Binder Planner to help you plan out your Singing Time each week, by month, by song, and for the year with all sorts of fun trackers and note taking worksheets. You can find the Primary Singing Time Planner in my Etsy Shop or in the digital cart here on the blog.
How to Fill-in and Use this Planning Overview:
You can print out the color-coded version and simply refer to it throughout the year as a reference point of what date are coming up to help you plan out your weeks. It’s filled in with the approximate dates, some holidays shift dates so they are best approximations.
The second sheet option is you can fill in the blank second sheet with your own dates. You can either fill in all your dates or get started with the dates you want to include, and then print and fill in the rest as you have confirmed dates!
Week-by-Week Holiday Planning Guide
I’ll include a quick overview of all the dates I’ve added in on the first page of my printable. These are of course just a guide that can help you in planning your own actual dates and plans in the blank spreadsheet.
I’ve also included a guide to help you know what days each of the holidays fall on to make it easier to fill in the spots. The 5th Sundays may slightly throw off the months, but it overall works out to be roughly the months as listed.
* Primary Singing Time Holiday Dates Overview *
|1||Jan||New Year Singing Time|
|2||Jan||Introduce New Songs|
|7||Feb||Valentine’s Singing Time|
|12||Mar||St Patrick’s Singing Time|
|13||Mar||*Easter* (late Mar-April)|
|15||Apr||Practice Mother’s Day|
|16||Apr||Practice Mother’s Day|
|17||Apr||Practice Mother’s Day|
|18||May||Practice Mother’s Day|
|21||May||Practice Father’s Day|
|22||May||Practice Father’s Day|
|23||June||Practice Father’s Day|
|24||June||Practice Father’s Day|
|27||July||4th of July Singing Time|
|30||July||Pioneer Singing Time|
|33||Aug||Review Program Songs|
|34||Aug||Back School Singing Time|
|35||Aug||Review Program Songs|
|36||Sept||Review Program Songs|
|37||Sept||Primary Program Practice|
|38||Sept||Primary Program Practice|
|44||Oct||Halloween Singing Time|
|48||Nov||Thanksgiving Singing Time|
|52||Dec||Christmas – No Primary|
Printable & Editable Year of Singing Time Annual Overview Planner
I’ve included 2 different annual planner worksheets to help you in filling in a rough draft of your singing time plans for the year. There’s also a helpful informational guide to help you fill in the blanks with what days the holidays typically fall on.
The first sheet is a color-coded guide page that you can use as a reference point. It has all major holidays filed in and a primary program dates and practices. This is a really helpful chart to compare to when filling in your own dates.
The second sheet in a blank view with just the weeks and rough months filled in within the 1st two columns. You can print out this PDF and write in your dates as you go through the year or edit the PDF fields with the dates you know you want to include, and then print for a cleaner copy!
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Which holidays do you plan for as part of your Singing Time?