Fun Faith Songs for Kids


INTRODUCING A NEW MUSIC SERIES FOR KIDS!


Kristin Young, Director of Worship & the Arts at St. Mark's, is offering a new video series for kids that will not only teach them a new song about faith each week, but will also include a short music lesson.


All in a fun-filled, 5-minute interactive video!


You can also watch songs in this series on St. Mark's YouTube channel, in the "Fun Faith Songs for Kids" Playlist. Check back each week for new additions.

"Give Me Oil in My Lamp"

FUN FAITH SONGS FOR KIDS

JULY 1, 2020

Music lesson: the mechanics of singing


"Give Me Oil in My Lamp" is a happy song about what fills us up and keeps us shining, keeps us singing. Today's music lesson is learning about how we sing, how our vocal chords work, and Kristin invites kids to make percussion sounds as they sing.

"This Little Light of Mine"

FUN FAITH SONGS FOR KIDS


JUNE 24, 2020

MUSIC LESSON: the difference between "rhythm" and "tempo"


"This Little Light of Mine" by Harry Dixon Loes is a fun song that kids love to sing! Kristin teaches the difference between "rhythm" (quarter notes and half notes) and "tempo" (fast or slow) and invites kids to clap or make some percussion sound as they sing along.

"Arky, Arky"

FUN FAITH SONGS FOR KIDS


JUNE 17, 2020

"Arky, Arky" is a super fun song about the Old Testament Story of Noah and the Ark, and how God’s restorative love was at work for the animals and humankind. Kristin teaches the chorus with fun hand motions, and invites kids to join in singing the chorus after each verse.

"Go Now in Peace"

by Natalie Sleeth


JUNE 10, 2020

MUSIC LESSON: note names, three-note accompaniment


This week's song, "Go Now in Peace" by Natalie Sleeth, is a blessing of peace, a shalom. Kristin teaches the 7 note names in music, plus how kids can play an easy accompaniment to the song on a keyboard (or a xylophone) using only three notes. 

"We Are the Church"

by Avery & Marsh


JUNE 3, 2020

MUSIC LESSON: half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes


Kristin introduces the song "We Are the Church" by Avery and Marsh, which teaches kids that the church is not a building but the people. They will also learn some rhythm patterns (eighth notes, quarter notes, and half notes) and hand motions. All in a fun-filled, 5-minute interactive video!