Category Archives: The Toolshed

Round Out Your Rehearsal with Hula Hoops!

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As featured in this month’s Greenhouse Newsletter, we are featuring an article by Keith Pate, one of our very first Growing in Grace curriculum writers and a favorite clinician at children’s choir workshops around the country. He graciously shared a few of his clever hula hoop activities for movement, listening, and musical skills for our Greenhouse Blog and Newsletter subscribers. Here are… Read more »

Freebie: Animal Stackers Activity and Teaching Steps!

This week, the Growing in Grace Team has selected to share with you a favorite activity from our Preschool Curriculum. The Animal Stackers activity is ideal for encouraging students to sing individually in a playful and non-intimidating environment. For a downloadable PDF of this activity and the accompanying instructions, click here: Animal Stackers Activity and Teaching Steps.          

Tips for Combined Grades Choirs!

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Many churches are beginning or re-starting their children’s choir program and need to consider a combined grades choir. Managing Editor, Terry Taylor, shares insight for accomplishing this feat that requires an open mind and flexibility. The rewards might surprise you! Think of your choir as a range of abilities rather than combined grades. Evaluate ages and abilities. Are your children mostly… Read more »

Welcome to the Greenhouse Blog from Growing in Grace!

Welcome to the Greenhouse Blog from Growing in Grace! We want this to become your favorite blog for children’s choir inspiration! So, please subscribe, visit often, and share this good news with your friends and colleagues, especially when you want to introduce them to Growing in Grace. Our blog is designed to better connect with our Growing in Grace community, provide you with additional… Read more »