Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Year, New Theme, New Songs, Yeah!

I am so excited about the new years theme and songs. The theme is, "My Eternal Family". It's going to be fun teaching the kids the new songs but it's also going to be a little tricky. Because so many families are different, I've decided to teach them about all the different families. For example, just moms, just dads, kids who might live with their grandparents or aunts and uncles. I don't want any child to feel that just because they might come from a non-traditional family that they won't have the same blessings as a child who may come from a traditional family. I looked all over online to find something to explain it to them and I found this video from Sesame Street. I love the message and am going to teach it to the kids. Hopefully that will bridge the gap any of them may feel.

For the month of January we are learning "The Family Is of God". I spent a few hours the other night (I'm a little bit of a procrastinator sometimes) making a video of this song and "My Eternal Family" (the song for March). I wanted to share, so feel free to let me know if you want either of them and I'll send you the files. I'm posting "The Family Is of God" now and I'll post the other tomorrow. I'm showing the kids the video and then using some props to teach them the first verse. I'll let you know how that goes tomorrow.



video

EDIT: If you'd like the video, please go here: http://singingasongisfuntodo.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-place-to-download.html. After you download the video, you can use any dvd burning software and burn it to a dvd to show on tv. If you have any questions, just let me know. Thanks!

40 comments:

Marlynn said...

Hi, I LOVE your video. I am a Primary chorister in California. When this song came out in Oct. I organized a small group of adults to sing it in my ward the Sunday before the Prop 8 vote. I felt that the message, music and spirit of the song would be an uplift for all of us who were working so hard to pass Prop 8. I'm so happy to be able to teach it to the children of our ward now. I would appreciate the files, so I can download it and then show it on the big screen in our cultural hall during Primary. Please contact me @
marlynnh@yahoo.com
Thanks! Marlynn

Bennett Family said...

I would love a copy of your video to show my Primary kids too! Please contact me and let me know what I need to do to get the file! It is amazing! Thanks! Elizabeth Bennett
sterlingtbennett@aol.com

Shakespear Family said...

I would also love a copy to show to my primary kids. How could I get a copy? kaydeeshakespear@gmail.com

Tammy said...

Me too! I love this video! You are so talented to put this together! Please send me a copy, I hope I have to program I need to run it! Let me know
Thank you!
Tammy
tammym07@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Hi guys! Thanks for the interest. I'm excited for you to share it with others because I think it has such a great message! I'm getting together the file to send out tonight. Because it's such a big file I'm going to send it a little bit differently, but I'll send instructions with it to make it easier. You do need Windows Movie Maker which should be standard on your computer. If not, let me know and I'll tell you where to get it. Thanks again! Melissa

Melissa said...

Hi everyone! Disregard that last message. I decided to do it a different way. If anyone would like the link to download the video, just leave a comment or email me at mlcbarney@gmail.com. Thanks!

Patricia said...

I too love the video and am joining the throng of hopefuls for a copy. Great job and so many of us out here appreciate what you are doing. I am an older mother and a college student and Primary president so my days of creating have been limited for now. I tell you this to let you know I meant it when I said thank you.
pattibourgeois@gmail.com

Laurel Lee Pedersen said...

Hi, Melissa! I would LOVE this film file also. Could I use it this Sunday? Thanks so much!

Laurel Lee Pedersen said...

Oops-forgot to leave my e-mail.Laurel Lee Pedersen (laurelpedersen@aol.com)

Texasingers said...

Beautiful video, I would love to have the link.! I want to show it to the kids during primary after the Sacrament program in September. I can see them having fun singing with the video. My e-mail address is (pouwerhouse@hotmail.com)

Rachael Hardwick said...

Hi. I've recently been called as Primary President for a relatively small Primary in England. I fell in love with this song when I heard it, and absolutely adore your beautiful video.
It would be fantastic if you could send me the link so I could download it, I know my children would love to watch it.
My email is
rachaelhardwick@yahoo.co.uk

Scooterdoodah said...

Melissa~ I would LOVE a the link to this video. Very beautifully done. Thanks so much for sharing!! My e-mail is: scooterdoodah@hotmail.com

kiwibabee said...

I loved the video, I would love to know how to download it.
jetaimem@yahoo.com

Anne Marie said...

I love your video! I am in the primary chorister in our ward and am always looking for ideas on how to teach songs! Could you email me the link for the video? My email is annemariej27@gmail.com

Thanks!

katekirkham2000 said...

Melissa,

You did an amazing job, this video is beautiful. I'd also be more than grateful for the download. My email is katekirkham2000@yahoo.com

Thank you

Melissa said...

Hey, great name, BTW. I would LOVE a copy of the little film. I'm a DVD burning dummy, so I'm hoping my computer does it. It does music...does that mean it will do a DVD? If not, I'll have another presidency member do it or something. THANKS
degnsmith@yahoo.com
-Melissa

5keelers said...

I LOVE IT! Will you please send it to me. I was thinking about doing this with pictures of the kids in our primary. I would love to use your's until I can do it for our ward! Thanks Corrin
fivekeelers@verizon.net

Bobette said...

Simply Wonderful. Please send me the link to download it.

Bobette

Melissa said...

Bobette,
I would love to send you the link! Please leave me your email address or email it to mlcbarney@gmail.com. Thanks! Melissa

jenn said...

I love your "movie" and I know the primary children would too. Please send me the link so I can download it as well :)

Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Wallace
wm1234j@sbcglobal.net

Rachel M said...

I found this link through sugardoodle. I love that people like you take the time to do great things like this AND you're so willing to share! I'd love the link to download the video. Thanks for your hard work. And for sharing!!
R. Milne
bamilne3@yahoo.com

Those Higdon Kids said...

Hi Melissa!

I would love to be able to use the video you made (The Family is of God). What a great tool! I'm actually being released tomorrow, but am teaching one last time. If you can't get to this before the 11th, then don't worry about it. If you can, I'd be grateful. The kids will love this!

Thanks,

Brooke Higdon

beb79@hotmail.com

linda said...

I would love the link to download your video! Thanks for taking time to come up with this. It will be very helpful in introducing this song.

Tthank-you!

lclapier@sisna.com

Dr. Christensen said...

WOW! what a wonderful way to teach the children a beautiful song with a beautiful message, especially in these latter days. Please send me the link!
Thank you!
Cheryl Christensen
tcnze@cox.net

JAM said...

I love the video it is so beautifully done!! I was wonder if I could have a copy Thanks
trulyjuly@juno.com
Julie Mangino

hallfamaz said...

I just came across your video. I would love to share this with our primary children. Thanks for creating it and sharing it with everyone....so nice of you.
email: lizhall0@yahoo.com

Liz(Gilbert, AZ)

Melanie said...

Amazing job on this video. Thanks for putting it together. I would love to share it with my primary kids. My e-mail is melheiner@yahoo.com

amy said...

This is an amazing video. I would love to share it with my primary children. I'm sort of "technically challenged". I haven't taught this song yet, but I think it is my favorite song this year. My e-mail is amyrdh99@yahoo.com. Thanks so much,
Amy, AZ

Holly said...

This is a great video I'd love to share this with my primary kids as well! Thanks a bunch!
My e-mail is hollywb@gmail.com

Beckie said...

You did a beautiful job with this. Thanks so much for sharing!

Tawnie said...

I love this!!! Please send me a copy!! Thank you!!
tawnie77@yahoo.com

Mom said...

So enjoyed watching your video. Would love to show our Primary so they can feel more of the spirit of this sweet song. Please send me a link. Thanks for your creative efforts! bluthr@aol.com

candy said...

I loved your video. I also need a copy. Thank you!! You truly have a wonderful talent.
winterc@butler-bremer.com

Rachel Hanchett said...

This is amazing thank you so much for sharing your talents, I am the chorister in Mesa, AZ and I think the kids are going to love this, thanks again!

shawni said...

I know this blog post was a LONG time ago, but I'm teaching our kids this song and I'd love to get that link if it's still available. It says it's no longer available in the link you posted. Let me know if you can send it to me. My email is sepphotography at gmail dot com. Thanks!

Tina Hermansen said...

This is now March 2014. The link to The Family Is of God is no longer working. Can you send it to me? tinateacher@cox.net. Thanks!

Rod Spade said...

Love it! My name is Kim and I will be teaching this to Primary this month.
The link isn't working for me. Could you send me the video or a link? housley2@cox.net

I love the video. You did a wonderful job! Thank you for your work.

Melanie Rae Gibson said...

This is a great idea! I love the video, but I can't get the link to work either. If you could send the video to me that would be great. Thanks!
birdmelanie@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I loved your video! I am from Crownpoint, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation. Our children really enjoy videos with the music to help them learn the song. Most of the time they don't have a piano player to help them learn the song. This video I felt was wonderful and portraying the meaning of the song. I don't know how to download it though. It appears that I have to download the software..is that true. Have you considered downloading it to You Tube? Thank you!

Unknown said...

I loved your video! I am from Crownpoint, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation. Our children really enjoy videos with the music to help them learn the song. Most of the time they don't have a piano player to help them learn the song. This video I felt was wonderful and portraying the meaning of the song. I don't know how to download it though. It appears that I have to download the software..is that true. Have you considered downloading it to You Tube? Thank you!