April Family Songs and Goal

New month, new songs and goal. This month is shaping up to be a busy one. I have Joy School at my house, General Conference is this week, Easter the next and we will more then likely have a trip to Oklahoma this month and a wedding out west we are driving to.

April Goal

The goal my husband I have chosen for this month is RESPECT. Even though the meaning of the word respect has a lot of different applications, with my little kids I have chosen to focus on parts of the definition that are very simple and specific.

Along with treating others and items kindly, taking turns, doing our jobs, (and every other good thing that has to do with respect), we have chosen to focus on calmly LISTENING, and NOT INTERRUPTING.

This goal is not only for my children, but for my husband and I as well (mostly me). Maybe we can get our home to calm down a bit without so many voices and stories flying around. We will see how the emphasis evolves over the month.

Family Book Club

The Family Book Club book this month is “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. My kids have already seen ‘mini’ rainbow fish books and I am excited to read and discuss the original. Follow along on my Instagram to see how we do our book club this month.

April Songs

Bunny Hokey Pokey

My kids love when our songs involve a YouTube video. The Bunny Hokey Pokey is a favorite this time of year!

I Feel My Savior’s Love

By Ralph Rodgers Jr.; K. Newell Dayley; and Laurie Huffman
Music: K. Newell Dayley

This is our religious song that we are focusing on this month! My kiddos have never sung this song and I am excited for them to learn it. I hope to have many conversations this month about how we can feel our Savior’s love and what it feels and looks like.


I feel my Savior’s love
In all the world around me.
His Spirit warms my soul
Through ev’rything I see.
He knows I will follow him
Give all my life to him.
I feel my Savior’s love
The love he freely gives me.

Old Lady That Swallowed a Fly

By Rose Bonne
I am excited for this song. My kiddos have definitely heard this song, but we haven’t really learned the words, used visuals or had silly conversations about this fun song. Long song, but lately my kids have really liked sequential songs that they have to remember and think as they sing. I even found some educational activities to do as the month progresses.

I know an old lady
She swallowed a fly
But I don’t know why
She swallow the fly
Perhaps she’ll die

I know an old lady
Who swallow a spider
It wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
She swallowed a spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed the fly
Perhaps she’ll die

I know and old lady
Who swallowed a bird
Isn’t that absurd
To swallow a bird?
She swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
She swallowed the spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed a fly
Perhaps she’ll die

I know and old lady
Who swallowed a cat
Just imagine that
She swallowed a cat
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird
She swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
And she swallowed the spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed the fly
Perhaps she’ll die!

I know an old lady who swallowed a dog
Ooh, what a hog
She swallowed the dog
She swallowed the dog
To catch the the cat
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird
And she swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
And she swallowed the spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed the fly
Perhaps she’ll die

I know an old lady
Who swallowed a goat
She just opened her throat
And swallowed a goat
She swallowed the goat
To catch the dog
She swallowed the dog
To catch the cat
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird
And she swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
And she swallowed the spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed the fly
Perhaps she’ll die

I know an old lady
Who swallowed a cow
I don’t know how
She swallowed a cow
She swallowed the cow
To catch the goat
She swallowed the goat
To catch the dog
She swallowed the dog
To catch the cat
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird
And she swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
And she swallowed the spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed the fly
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady
Who swallowed a horse
She died of course!

Here we come April!

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