Thursday, June 17, 2010

Come, Follow Me (Hymns 116) LDS Primary Song Helps

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Come, Follow Me (Hymns 116)

* Have a beautiful path drawn. Have a primary child cut out with a magnet attatched. Have another magnet to be able to move the child down the path to a picture of the Savior at the end. Let a child move the magnet as you sing!

* Have a 12 different footprints cut out. As you sing and review the song, have a few children who've been singing nice and bold come up and choose a footprint. Have 1 picture of the Savior under 1 footprint, if they choose that one they get a sticker! We can follow lots of different people and paths in the world but the most important is , Matthew 16:24 "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."

* Matthew 4:19 "And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." This would be a good opportunity to show the children that with the songs are scriptures! Let the children fish out different parts of the song. Have a blue sheet, fishing pole and fishes with pictures to learn the words of the different verses.

* Sing the song with a child up at front, using their hand to reverently draw a path in the air. The primary will sing also, mirroring and following the child's path in front with their hands. (It will look a lot like conducting)

*Have a string of yarn throughout the room, in a maze, leading to a picture of the Savior. As you sing, invite a child to reverently start at one end of the string and try to follow it (walking nicely) to get to Jesus. At the end of the song if the child hasn't made it, you can have them choose another child to come where they left off and continue and you sing again!

3 comments :

csorrough said...

I like the idea of fishing for the words or parts of the song and putting them in order for a review. Thanks! It goes well with the scripture.

Steve and Jen said...

I love your blog! I come and check it to help me with Singing Time ideas. I am still pretty new at being the chorister and every time I come look at your blog I feel more at ease and excited. Thanks so much! :)

Sofia's Primary Ideas said...

Sister CSorrough- Thanks! We are big fans of fake fishing at our house :) It's definitely a favorite with my kiddos.

Sister Jen- Thank you very much! I bet the real reason you feel at ease though is because you are just plain awesome and you know you can do it! (Insert me chanting Jen! Jen! Jen!)

Hope you ladies have a wonderful week!