I really liked THIS idea by Crafts By Friends. I wanted to copy this but didn't have a lot of time to make the hearts and paint them. I had Peter Priesthood (aka my hot husband) work his Photoshop and Illustrator skills and whip me up some "conversation hearts" that I could just print out, cut, and laminate. He delivered.
Feel free to download and print the PDF for all images HERE.
Last year I got to the Primary room about 10 minutes early and posted hearts all over the room. When it was time for Singing Time I expressed how excited I was for Valentine's Day. I explained to the children what conversation hearts were to jog their memory and for my Sunbeams who didn't know what they were. You can even bring in a bag of hearts to show the children and reward them at the end for good singing.
I chose one child to pick a heart and read the message. It was easier for Senior Primary to try to guess which song we were going to sing based on the message. I also put a post-it note on the back that indicated HOW were were going to sing the song (hum, every other word, boys/girls, teachers/children, with actions, etc.) to mix it up a bit.
Here are the possible songs for each heart. I wrote these songs on the back with the song number so it would be easy for me to tell the pianist which song we were going to sing.
Scripture Power (Friend)
Chapel Doors (CS #156)
If You're Happy (CS #266)
A Happy Family (CS #198)
The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (CS #281)
Listen, Listen (#107)
Search, Ponder, and Pray (CS #109)
Jesus Said Love Everyone (CS #61)
Nephi's Courage (CS #120)
Families Can Be Together Forever (CS #188)
Do As I'm Doing (CS #276)
I Am a Child of God (CS #2)
Teach Me to Walk in the Light (CS #177)
I LUV YOU
We Are Different (CS #263)
I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus (CS #78)
Follow the Prophet
I Will Follow God's Plan (CS #164)
When We're Helping (CS #198)
Love One Another (CS #136)
YOU & ME
Friends Are Fun (CS #262)
The Family Is of God (Friend)
Daddy's Homecoming (CS #210)
Children All Over the World (CS #16)
Help Me, Dear Father (CS #99)
I Hope They Call Me on a Mission (CS #169)
Quickly I'll Obey (CS #197)
Stand For the Right (CS #159)
Our Primary Colors (CS #258)
Snow Is Falling (CS #241)
Once There Was a Snowman (CS #249)
SING 2 ME
Sing, Sing, Sing (CS #253)
Smiles (CS #267)
I Am Like a Star (CS #163)
In the Leafy Treetops (CS #240)
If you have any comments or suggestions on how to improve this activity, or even variations of this activity, I'd love to hear. I always want to improve Singing Time.