Preferably one week after teaching a brand new song. This game allows for strategically placed repetition and emphasis to help solidify the lyrics (without being too boring).
"How should I design the poster?"
Find four equally sized mini-posters/large papers in the colors red, yellow, green, and blue. Attach them onto a foam board or something else to stabilize them. Then just tape on the lyrics/visual aids of your song!
If multiple verses: Put each verse on a different color.
If only one verse: Split up the lyrics in four sections across the four colors.
Remove from the deck any number cards higher than two (unless you feel more repetition is needed) as well as all the draw four cards (unless you come up with a good way to use them!). You can stack the deck or simply shuffle them & go with the flow.
Fan out the cards face down and let a child choose one, Here are the corresponding rules for each card. Most of the ideas came from Kami's Primary Music Ideas and Primarily Singing.
One or Two: Sing the verse/phrase of that color once or twice, respectively.
Skip: Let the helper come remove a phrase & picture from the poster. Then sing that color's verse/phrase with the section missing.
Reverse: Sing the color's verse/phrase while facing the back of the primary room (without the aid of your poster obviously).
Draw Two: Choose two opposing ways to sing the color's verse/phrase and switch back and forth by holding up signs or paddles. Examples: Stop/Go, Girls/Boys, Stand Up/Sit Down.
Wild: Let the helper choose a color and a WILD way to sing it (Hint: be careful what their choices are if you are singing a reverent song).
Wild Draw Four: Sing all the verses/phrases and let the helper choose a WILD way to sing them (Hint: be careful what their choices are if you are singing a reverent song).
Once you've made the poster, this game makes for a super easy (and FUN!) singing time. I hope you and your primary like it!