Kids are handed a set of tongs, a pair of thin winter gloves and kisses in a jar. They have to get the kisses out and unwrap them using only the tongs and gloves while everyone else sings. They have until we reach the end of the song. If you get it unwrapped, pop the kiss into your mouth, grab the tongs and try to get another out and unwrapped.
This was a LOT of fun! The little kids got to put the gloves on before we started singing (I got a small pair of gloves for the Sunbeams, everyone else used women's sized gloves). The big kids had to put on the gloves after we started singing to make it a bit harder.
There were some complaints that some people had disadvantages because their hands were bigger/smaller or because of disabilities (one kid apparently had bad vision or something). I reminded everyone that this was just a game, that the main point was to practice our songs, and that everyone would get a kiss afterwards. This appeased everyone and it went smoothly.
We sang the Articles of Faith songs 1 through 8.
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.