Another birthday idea!
This birthday song is a favorite for the kids mostly because of the phrases:
Why not make those phrases even more fun?!?!?!
This idea is not mine... I found in via the Facebook group LDS Primary Choristers. A very creative lady by the name of Sheryl came up with this and I knew I had to add it to our Primary's singing! She provided smaller cards than I wanted, so I made my own and thought I would share...
plain wood box
plastic containers (you could use mason jars instead)
cake topper banner
I painted the box white... or you could leave it plain.
I cut vinyl with the original phrases and my daughter painted them on :)
Next drill some holes to fit the dowels and sand the box to give it rustic feel.
You will need to print the phrases... These are the ones I am using (all thanks to Sheryl!)
If you would like a copy you can find it
There are 8 phrases for each original phrase. I printed them on 2 different colors so I could keep track of which goes with which. Each color pack goes in one of the 2 containers.
How to use:
The birthday child(ren) choose one phrase from each container. (So they choose 1 green and 1 pink card). Each of those cards replace a part of the song. See the picture below. Sing the song like normal and just change the phrases when you get to them.
I use the clip magnets to put the phrases on the chalkboard because I have the birthday children do something else while we sing... I'll share that later... :)
Here is the front view:
Here is back:
I printed the first page in a 3x5 size and glued it to the back.