Primary Singing Time October

Autumn is starting to show around us. We live up in the mountains and the red maples are turning, the aspens are yellow leafed, and then we have the evergreen trees everywhere and wildflowers on the hills. It is a perfect time to do something with changing leaves! 

Find some other fun Fall Songs and add them to leaves….

Get some construction paper and make up some red, yellow, orange, green and brown leaves. A great leaf pattern can be found  HERE at Enchanted Learning. Then put songs on the back and tape the songs all around your blackboard, counter and on the piano. Kids can come up and choose a leaf. If it has a song behind it sing that song. If not, then the child (or the child’s teacher) can pick a favorite song.  (You can also find silk colorful leaves at hobby shops right now, that might even be easier!)

Fall Primary Singing Time for October

Most of you have had your presentation by now. So the next few weeks can be doing some fun songs. 

Another idea is singing the tune of “Oh What do You Do in the Summertime” on Page 245 of Children’s Songbook,  but change the words to these words, written by Kristy Brinkman 

Oh what do you do in the Autumn time
When all the world has changed?
Do you jump in some leaves,
Or swing in the breeze,
And watch all the birds go by?
Is that what you do?
So do I.

Oh what do you do in the Autumn time
When all the world has changed?
Do you sip hot cocoa,
And wish for some snow
As you watch all the clouds go by?
Is that what you do?
So do I.

Here’s another one….by me, Pattie Moss!  Sing to the tune of
 Once There Was a Snowman, Page 249  in the Children’s Songbook.

Once There Was a Leafman, leafman, leafman,
Once there was a leafman, blow, blow blow!
Swaying in the windstorm, windstorm, windstorm,
falling in the windstorm, FALL, FALL, FALL

(all fall down slowly till all on the floor) This would be good for the Jr. Primary. Older kids might like to do it but they may get silly with it.  😀


Fall is my FAVORITE SEASON!  Have a fantastic FALL!

Do YOU Bleed Blue?

Well FOOTBALL is all the rage now, have you heard? Here in Utah the Utes just played the Cougars and crushed them at the end. It was Cougars ahead for the whole first half. I hate when that happens to the Lord’s school. Wah!!!!

The big rivalry game was last weekend….as you probably know BYU got beat!

Well it would be very fun to get some brown construction paper, and make up 10 footballs and then make a goal post out of white poster board or even paper.  Then get some good tape for the backs of the footballs.

Wall Football
I got this idea from Family Fun Magazine…the link is HERE for a Fun Football Game.

We got into the Football Spirit in my classroom too!
We had almost even bluebloods versus those who bleed red….

I have little nerf footballs I got from the Dollar Store.  Now you can have the teams be Utes versus Cougars like I would here in Utah or just use some of your local teams or even the high school teams in your town.  

BYU lover…..Go TEAM GO!

Throw the football out and whoever catches it gets to come up and play “pin the football between the goal posts”. Have them pick out one of your footballs (you could color them and put  The U on some and BYU on others, just a thought. 

UTE Lover….Rah, Rah! Aren’t those pom poms cute?
Turn the football over and sing the song on the back and pick kids out to throw the football back and forth during the song or run in place or practice “kicking” during the song, anything if you need some activity. Or else just sing. 
Then, comes the fun part.  Blindfold them, turn them around and then let them go. It should be fun to watch and see if he can make a touchdown goal, blindfolded.  Then start again and throw the nerf football out.  If you can think of other actions relating to football to do during the song, that would make it more fun. 

I think it would be a “hit” to play this during the beginnings of football season. Everybody around these parts  really gets into it. Go Cougars!


I found a cute MATCH THE SOCKS SINGING TIME idea  from Bella Online’s 10 Singing Time Ideas. She sure has some good ideas.Anyway this “Match the Socks” game can be played with socks from home.  The more wacky and colorful they are…..the better!

Just bring a small laundry basket in and have it filled up with 10 or 12 pairs of socks.

Match the Socks Primary Singing Game 

And  inside each one put the names of the same song.  Kids can come up and “find a matching pair” of socks and then when they do they look inside one of them and find what song they are singing today

As the kids match up the socks and find what song they are singing…
put the socks together in pairs…..


It would be easy to adapt it at HOLIDAY TIME time wouldn’t it? Having some cute RED WHITE AND BLUE stockings? That would be fun. You could  do the same idea, only  with scrapbook or wrapping paper “socks” and have them match socks and then sing the song inside.

I’d try to get a few wacky looking pairs of socks in your selection of Match the Socks Game
Here’s some funny pics I took of my kids and grandkids and a bunch of Hula Hoops 

Marisa is the only one who is any good at it, she just turned 6! 

She can twirl a few at a time and she’s good and proud of it! 

She’s so funny and fun to hang with. I love them all. 

In the case of paper socks, you’d have to have more than 10 pairs or it wouldn’t be very challenging. Maybe cut 4 inch long socks so you can make several sets (like 4 socks) out of each sheet of scrapbook paper.  Then they could find matching socks but if the songs inside did not match, someone  has to choose again to get the right “perfect pair” of socks.

Match the Socks Game

I think this is a fun idea.  I’d try it first with just a bunch of socks from your kids’ drawers. Just some striped, fancy lace, black dad socks, white sports socks, colorful kneesocks and soccer socks.  Have fun with Match the Socks Game. Summer is off to a great start!