6 A Child’s Prayer Egg Shakers Patterns

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In this post, you’ll love that I have a variety of 6 different A Child’s Prayer Egg Shakers patterns to pick from! You can work your way through the different patterns from simple to more challenging as you teach this song in Primary.

I love bringing in egg shakers into Primary! They’re great for all ages and so engaging. They are just one of the ways we use a living music learning style in Singing Time!

The kids will create connection to the two connecting verses of A Child’s Prayer as they learn about the child and the responding adult speaking of the importance of prayer.

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A Child's Prayer egg shakers fun singing time ideas with 4 simple patterns and 2 more challenging egg shaker patterns to have fun teaching this song for LDS Primary music leaders.

A Child’s Prayer Egg Shakers

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How to Play:

Sing through A Child’s Prayer with this flip chart once, before introducing the egg shakers.

We’re going to do a few different egg patterns for this song! You can stick with your favorite or follow our sequence of switching up the patterns.

Sing the first line of the song and demonstrate the pattern, then invite the children to come up to grab an egg shaker. Count down to 10 to have them all back in their spots ready to join in!

A Child's Prayer egg shakers fun singing time ideas with 4 simple patterns and 2 more challenging egg shaker patterns to have fun teaching this song for LDS Primary music leaders.

Work your way with one pattern through the verse (or the whole song).

Then, say let’s switch that up a little. Can you follow this? Demonstrate the new pattern with the first line of the song. Then start the song from the beginning with the kids joining in.

Egg Shakers Patterns for A Child’s Prayer

Simple Pattern #1:  Shake the egg shaker with a fast-steady beat. (4 shakes during “Heavenly Father”) Switch hands after each line of the song.

Simple Pattern #2: Shake with the same beat frequency (4 shakers during “Heavenly Father”) but switch hands after every 2 shakes instead of after every line. (Heavenly / Father / are you / really / there)

Simple Pattern #3: Shake continuously for every reference of Heavenly Father and Jesus. (Heavenly Father, you, Jesus, me, Father, thee)

A Child's Prayer egg shakers fun singing time ideas with 4 simple patterns and 2 more challenging egg shaker patterns to have fun teaching this song for LDS Primary music leaders.

Simple Pattern #4: Make a SMALL contained toss of your egg shaker whenever the lyrics talk about a child or yourself. (child, I, me, children, I’m).

Harder Pattern #1: Combine all 3 above (1,3,4). Use consistent beat shaking for all the lyrics but add in a constant fast shake for references to deity and a small toss for references to a child/self.

Harder Pattern #2: Switch hands with each new word! Some sections of the song that means quick transitions and others it’s slow and steady. It means they’ve got to be paying attention!

Have fun in Primary or music time using egg shakers in 30 unique and fun ways and combinations! Try these unique rhythm and beat patterns with a combination of fun actions like passing the egg shaker behind your back. Perfect for LDS Primary Music Leaders for Singing Time lesson plans. See all our singing time ideas and printable plans on our blog!

You can easily come up with a huge variety of ways to use egg shakers and beat patterns to incorporate with these egg shaker beat pattern cards!

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A Child’s Prayer Egg Shakers

To help you when leading this song, I’ve included a quick 1-page overview with how to play and the 6 egg shaker patterns as a free printable below!

A Child's Prayer egg shakers fun singing time ideas with 4 simple patterns and 2 more challenging egg shaker patterns to have fun teaching this song for LDS Primary music leaders.

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For another fun singing time idea to teach this song, see our A Child’s Prayer Dropped Pictures activity! It’s no-prep and easy.

A Child's Prayer dropped pictures singing time ideas for LDS Primary music leaders

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