So, if you didn't know, I'm LDS. You know, a Mormon. And my new calling in my ward is the primary music director. For those of you who aren't Mormon, that means that every Sunday I teach songs to kids/try to get kids to sing. For the very youngest group I teach I'm mostly just singing at them.
And a challenge.
A big part of that challenge is finding a way to teach songs that can appeal to a wide range of age groups (I teach 3 different groups separately- the nursery, which is 18 months to 3 years; the junior primary, which is 4 years to 8 years; and the senior primary, which is 9 years to 12 years), because I don't want to have to prepare 3 completely different lessons/teaching methods each week. My sister gave me a great idea that I implemented today and thought I'd share with all of you.
To make the cubes:
a cardboard box to cut up
so much hot glue (kids are going to throw them, so you want these suckers to be sturdy)
Then I creased some scrapbook paper, cut it to length, and covered up all my messy edges, just using plain ol' Elmer's glue to hold the strips in place.
I hope somebody else out there can use this.