I made a giant remote control out of that thick foam board. I rounded the corners and cut out 'buttons' from craft foam (brightly colored of course).
I then hot glued the buttons onto the remote control.
I made a 'power' button, which turned on Singing Time. I made a 'play' button, which meant we would sing the song or verse all the way through normally. A 'rewind' button meant that we would go back to a certain part of the verse and sing from there. A 'fast forward' button made us sing much faster than normal. A 'pause' button meant that if I held up my hand, everyone, including the pianist, would pause. Then I lowered my hand, we would continue. I also included volume buttons, which when pressed would make the kids sing louder or quieter.
Another button I would have liked to include would be a 'record' button. If you have a recording device of some sort, record the kids singing and then play it back to them. I didn't have anything to record them with, so I left if off for now, but I left room on the remote to add later.
Kids have great imaginations, they really do! I'd choose a verse to sing, then press a button and that's how we would sing it. They especially loved the pause button. It was very entertaining!
I've always thought Singing Time was a magical time. The best part of Primary. Since being called as Primary Chorister, I've tried to make Singing Time a way to make church and learning a joyful, fun time for children. These are my adventures as Primary Chorister.