Nephi’s Courage – Verse One and Two (pg 120)
Items needed: four popsicle sticks, a display board to put the story figures on (a flannel board, cookie sheet, white board, etc) and something to make the figures stick to the board (sticky tack, felt, fusible interfacing, magnets, etc). (I used a carpet board and sticky back hook velcro)
Put each figure on the display board as you tell the children the song words. (On the part that says “they believed it would not float” turn the boat sideways and slide it down the board to indicate sinking.) You may wish to have the children sing the song after every couple of lines that are presented. After the words are presented have a child put the figures on the board as the children sing the song. (Have a new child do this each time you sing the song.) Go over any words they may have problems with before singing the song again.
Another option would be to provide simple items and props and have the children dress up and act out the song.
There are several ways to use the popsicle sticks. One way is to have two children hold them and then lift them up at the appropriate times. Another way is to have the children pass them from person to person, and the child who is holding the visual aid lifts it up when everyone is singing that part. (That is why there are pictures on both sides of the popsicle sticks.
Visuals are from Microsoft Word Clipart and the Friend magazine.