There are actually files for two different wheels. So you make one backboard, and then two different games to play. The first is the song wheel--this one has interchangeable pieces for different songs, so when the kids spin the wheel, it chooses the song for them. The other is for HOW you sing the song. This one is a bit more simple and isn't interchangeable. Items you need:
- One sheet of poster paper--any color. I backed mine on actual wood, which made it sturdier, but it's up to you.
- A brad--preferably a long one.
- One sheet of poster paper--any color. Draw a circle that is 16x16 inches. Cut out. Laminate if possible.
- Printed copies of provided song pieces, on cardstock. Cut out and laminate if possible.
- One sheet of poster board - any color. Draw a circle that is 16x16 inches. Cut out.
- Printed copies of the "how to" files, on cardstock.
- Tape or glue
First, you will want to create your backboard. Get a regular sized poster board. Press a hole in the center with your brad, where you want you wheel to spin. Add some sort of arrow on one side that is the "stopping point" when you spin the wheel. I backed mine on real wood so that it would stand up in the chalk tray easier, but you don't have to--you can always pin it up instead.
Song Wheel How To:
I have created pieces for 66 songs. I even went in and made sure I had all the songs for the 2012 Primary program. You can always create your own, adding new songs, but tracing mine and decorating them yourself. Print them in color on cardstock. 22 pages.
Draw a circle on poster board that is 16x16. Cut it out and laminate if you can. Cut out each of the pieces and laminate them if you can. Or you can print them on photo paper--that works great too.
Prick your brad through the center of the 16x16 poster circle, then through the center of your backboard.
Use ticky tack to attach your pieces to the board. That easy. You can change out songs as much as you like!
Download Primary Singing Wheel Parts
How to Sing How to:
Print the four pages of the How to Sing template in color on cardstock
Cut off margins and glue the four pieces together to create one circle.
Back it with the poster board you have prepared by gluing them togehter.Laminate if possible.
Press your brad through the center and attach to your backboard.
Download How to Sing Parts
I hope these work great for you! My primary kids would get SO excited when they saw I had brought the Primary Wheel that day. It was a bit of work, but totally worth it. If you have someone covering for you, its an easy quick thing to give them to do. I don't have mine anymore--the new Primary chorister really wanted it, so I let her borrow it. Not sure if I'll ever see it again, but oh well. The kids are getting plenty of use out of it!
UPDATE: I have just checked the 2013 Primary Manual, I Am a Child of God, and saw that although most of the songs for this year are already included in the above download, this year's theme song, If the Savior Stood Beside Me, is not. So I created a new one for it, and added two new songs to go with it--Children All Over the World and For Health and Strength.
2013 Primary Song Add-On
Recently I had a request for two songs from the hymn book--Iron Rod and the Spirit of God. I thought I'd add the ones I made here for download. If you have any other requested songs, please let me know!
And here are two more add-ons--these are all hymns as well. Click on the image below to download. I love making them, so keep the requests coming! Also, I have the updated list of all 74 songs that I have.
UPDATE: I've had a few requests for a blank template that can be used to add your own songs. So here it is! I have two files--one is the PDF version which is just blank. The other is the Photoshop version. If you use Photoshop, just pull in your paper on top of the layer and then use a clipping mask to fill it in.
UPDATE: Due to multiple requests, I have four new songs for the 2014 Primary Program. Click on the image below to download!