We have a new Prophet! Let’s sing about him!
Put these words up at the front of the room, either on a poster or on a chalkboard/whiteboard
followed by/(rest after Smith)
Tell the children
“Here is the pattern.” Show the children with your hands on your leg down/up/down, switch to the other leg, down/up/down. Ask the children to do the pattern with you.
Call out “freeze!” Ask the children to look at the words on the board. Every time they hear one of the words on the board, they will hold the palm of their hand up to the front, stopping the pattern.
Begin the pattern and sing the song.
Latter-day prophets are: number one (hand up)
Joseph Smith; then Brigham Young (hand up)
John Taylor came this, we know; (hand up)
Then Wilford Woodruff; Lorenzo Snow (hand up)
Joseph F. Smith (remember the F); (hand up)
Heber J. Grant; and George Albert Smith; (hand up)
David O. McKay was followed by (hand up)
Joseph Fielding Smith, (music) (hand up)
Then Harold B. Lee, Spencer W. Kimball (hand up)
Ezra Taft Benson, Howard W. Hunter (hand up)
Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson (hand up)
Now we have Russell M. Nel-son (hand up)
(You will use only the down up down and hold up the hand, not the pop for Latter-day Prophets.)
Ask the children to only sing the word up front as you come to it in the song and you are holding up your hand. Tell them you will sing everything else. Sing together.
Now switch and the children sing all the rest of the song, and you sing the words on the board as they come in the song. Sing together.
This song has a fun beat that is fun to move to. The names in the song come more easily as you sing it again and again to practice the hand slap pattern. And it is fun!