That saying is true -- and it is also true that any picture can have many meanings. That is the trouble with ONLY using picture clues to teach a song in Primary.
The song leader introduced the new song using just "picture clues" that she put up on the board. The children were supposed to master the song by simply following the "picture clues" while they sang through the song - both verses -many times. And they only had the piano for support because the song leader's small voice couldn't model good singing.
There was actually no effort made to help the children learn the melody, rhythms, rhyme schemes, singing techniques, or how to sing on pitch, let alone help them have lasting experiences with the song.
No wonder the children never actually sang that one song while acting bored and fidgeting for the entire Singing Time - for the last two weeks.
There is more to being a Song Leader in Primary than just showing pictures you copied off the internet and waving your arm in front of the children!
Auditory/Musical – Listening, singing, playing musical instruments, rhythm games
Visual/Spatial – Pictures, word strips, keywords, object lessons, pitch
Kinesthetic – Hand motions, tapping rhythm, large muscle movements (marching, hopping, twirling, waving arms, bending, etc.), manipulating objects such as scarves, shakers, drums, rearranging word strips, conducting the music, bouncing balls, rolling dice, throwing bean bags, building a puzzle or stacking blocks
Linguistic – Telling stories, explaining the meaning of the lyrics, looking up scripture references, asking and responding to questions
Intrapersonal – Working in groups, playing in teams, judging the group’s performance, boys sing/girls sing, taking surveys
Interpersonal – Individual study, individual opinion, individual report on topic, Playing a solo or showing one’s individual talent in some personal way
Mathematical – Games of strategy, keeping score, solving puzzles and riddles, ordering things