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.
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.
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. OR have them make a "video" for the song using the puppets
Add a Verse
Have students pair up and make up a new verse for a song.
Have students draw a scene from a song. Have different students draw different verses or scenes.