Preparation: I drew a baseball diamond on a piece of poster board and hung it at the front of the Primary room. I drew a baseball player swinging a bat and made four copies of that on cardstock. I made separate signs with 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, and HOME. I glued popsicle sticks to each of them. I put baseballs inside of a bat bag and had numbers on each of them.
Directions: As a child came up he picked one of the balls and told us the number which corresponded to a song we were learning. As the children sang the song, the umpire (I had the Primary President wear an umpires vest) held up the sign that showed how well they sang. If they did it just okay she held up 1st base. If they did really terrific she held up the HOME RUN sign. We advanced each runner as needed until they got a run. We told them they needed 10 runs to get the reward. I had salt water taffy with the American flag on it for their reward. It was a great incentive to sing especially for the boys on the back row.
Optional Clipart: Baseballs, Baseball diamond, Base signs, Baseball bat, Children
Note: I don't have a picture of a someone "holding" a baseball bat, so you may want to search online for one or make your own.
Submitted By: Vickie Bowen
Clipart Images by: Rachel Bruner
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