I was leading the 4-year-old class at church a couple weeks ago and left the experience with a bit of a haughty thought: The songs we sang when I was a kid were better.
I serve once a month and it’s not quite enough to get a good handle on the songs but since I’m being brutally honest here, I’ll also share that I’m not a huge fan of cueing up the too-loud songs on a video screen.
While I think a couple kids were singing along, I could barely hear their voices. And oh are those voices precious!
And so I go off script. I sing Jesus Loves Me, This Is The Day, and My God Is So Big, So Strong and So Mighty. We do motions and signs. We sing the same few songs, again and again. They catch on.
But really, I approach this humbly and with curiosity. What is your experience? Have you found a curriculum that has “sticky” songs? What songs stick in your household? Please share!
Related, I just started listening to Seeds Family Worship with my kids and love how the catchy songs sing Scripture, word for word. I’m also a forever-fan of Ellie Holcomb, who has produced a couple EPs for kids, including Sing: Creation Songs and Sing: Remembering Songs.