Song Activities

There are many songs that teach the apostles, Bible stories, etc. You can take a familiar song and add new verses with the students. Lyrics to many are available on this site.

Make it Up Have students make up a tune for the memory verse. Have them add hand motions to go with it.
Song Quiz Use songs that match the lesson of the story. Ask questions about the song's meaning and how it relates to the lesson.
Name that tune Hum or replace a song's words with "la-la" notes. The first person to name that tune leads the class in singing it.
Picture puppets Cut out pictures that match elements of a song. Attach the pictures to cardboard or tongue depressors. Hand out the pictures to the students and sing the song. When each child's picture is mentioned, have them stand up for a moment.