8 Songs for Pioneer Day Singing Time Fun

Pioneer Day Singing Time….teach one of the 8 songs for a fun time! 


1. Pioneer Children Sang As They Walked  Children’s Songbook 214

2. Little Pioneer Children  Children’s Songbook 216

3. To Be a Pioneer  Children’s Songbook 218

4. The Oxcart  Children’s Songbook 219

5. The Handcart Song  Children’s Songbook 220

6. Fun to Do  Children’s Songbook 253 

7. When We’re Helping  Children’s Songbook 198

8. If You’re Happy and You Know it Children’s Songbook )

Some EASY and fun activities for Pioneer Day Singing Time Fun start with dressing up as a pioneer! Then you could have a few broom handles and have 2 kids use those as if they are pulling a handcart. The fun 8 songs I love are the ones above. I especially love to do The Hand Song and To Be a Pioneer. Both are easy to teach. The Handcart Song Flipchart is HERE. Check it out because it is cute and easy to learn. To Be a Pioneer is HERE. Both are from Sugardoodle.com. 
My favorite Pioneer Day Singing Time Song is……To Be a Pioneer....it’s so easy to learn too! 

Another cute thing to do is make a “PIE” spinner for your favorite PIE -O-NEER song. You could make the giant spinner out of cardboard, or just cut a piece of construction paper circle into 8 sections and put a different song underneath each one like I did. I cut halfway up between each pie piece so you could “lift” it up to see your song names. The kids LOVED it! 

Kids can spin to choose a pie, and Pioneer Day Songs are underneath. I actually used scrapbook paper. 
An easy way to make the spinner to spin is just place it on a table and use a pencil and a paper clip and use the point of the pencil on the inside of the paper clip and use your finger to flip the paper clip till it spins around the pie. Here’s a picture.

Spinners are so easy to make and do for Singing Time. Use one for Pioneer Day Fun! 
You could also do it with numbering the 8 songs onto 8  Pioneer Pinwheels for Pioneer Day Singing Time too! The link for learning how to make one is HERE at Cafe Mom. That would be bright and colorful done up in 8 different scrapbook papers! 
Instead of numbers on the top you could put pie names like I did, or just  numbers and use it again and again. Then underneath I put the song names on little yellow sticky papers. I would color each number in rainbow order if you do use numbers on top though. No sense having it LOOK plain! We like CUTSIE here!  And it would be nice to have it reusable. 😀
Bring a broom handle and have the kids “walk and walk” around the primary room like they are pulling a handcart. That would be fun to do with Pioneer Children Sang as they Walked.
They will LOVE IT!  
You could also come dressed with an apron and pioneer hat. The kids LOVE IT when you get into any kind of costume!  Or you could add a few suspenders or vests. That is a GREAT motivator for some good singing to happen!! 

Pass the hats around and have the teachers or some of the kids put them on. Then choose one to come up and lead with you…..or put the song numbers inside the hats and have them look for what song you will be singing next! “The RED pioneer hat is next, what song are we doing?” 

Or, you could get a few hats and pass them around on the teacher’s heads. I would have those teachers then watch for great singers in their classes to put the hat on for the next song sung. Boy’s hats could be straw hats,

A link to a PDF of a Pioneer hat pattern is HERE from a stake that did a pioneer trek. So nice of them to SHARE! I love when that happens!