The words are put up around the room. The children notice them as they walk in. When it is time for music, I put up the melody map out of order and ask some questions. (click on that word questions to read about what to ask.
As I sing the second verse, the children one by one (with a tap on the shoulder from me) chose a word and place it on the melody map where it goes in the song.
This is the 3rd of 4 poster boards (“The prophet teaches how to live….”)
When all the words are on the melody map, I ask the children to sing the words on the map, and I will sing all the others. Then we switch and they sing all the other words while I sing the words on the map.
Bringing order to the song in this way is a huge learning help for the children. They hear the song over and over again in their head, and literally “map out” the song with this activity. And it is fun!