You’re going to love all of these unique and varied A Child’s Prayer Singing Time Ideas. There’s something for everyone with lots of ways to teach this song in Primary.
I used a variety of Primary Music learning styles to help reach all of the children while teaching A Child’s Prayer. There’s meaningful videos, a fun song story, a picture puzzle that weaves in both verses, fun emoji actions and many more!
12 A Child’s Prayer Singing Time Ideas
Before we jump in with all these fun ways to teach this song, I thought I’d share my A Child’s Prayer flip chart! I always have one on hand, just in case. It’s great to use the first few weeks when introducing the song or if you have a visitor with you so they can join in singing along!
1. A Child’s Prayers – Egg Shakers
We’re going BIG with this one, but don’t worry, you’ll be able to keep up! I’ve included 6 simple A Child’s Prayer egg shaker patterns! Start with a mix of your choice of the four simple patterns, then up the challenge with two harder patterns to try!
2. A Child’s Prayer – Cupid’s Shuffle Dance
Everyone will love getting up and moving with this simple dance routine activity! Head over to see our A Child’s Prayer Cupid’s Shuffle Dance steps singing time idea.
3. A Child’s Prayer – Simple Actions
These adorable emoji action strips will help the kids really remember and recall the lyrics. It’s a fun way to add movement that’s meaningful and that teach the words! Head over to see our A Child’s Prayer Simple Actions singing time.
4. A Child’s Prayer – Special Arrangement
I love using a special arrangement of the song to help bring in the Spirit and help it touch the children’s hearts! It always makes the song extra special and deepens their spiritual connection to the meaning of the song. I’ve picked out my 2 favorites I’ll share with you here.
The first is the One Voice Children’s Choir performing A Child’s Prayer. They are always a treat to listen. This video clip actually has a tie-in to the Cokeville Miracle movie, which was a tear jerker!
Another beautiful option is this A Child’s Prayer Piano Solo by Anne Britt Music. It has a lot of dynamics to it while also being just really contemplative.
5. A Child’s Prayer – Song Lyrics Trivia
This singing time idea will have you rehearsing and discussing the lyrics in a fun trivia style with lots and lots of song repetition! Head over to grab our A Child’s Prayer Song Lyrics Trivia game here!
6. A Child’s Prayer – Picture Puzzle
Use this interactive picture puzzle activity for either the 1st, 2nd, or both verses! You’ll put the picture back together and reveal a scene! Then, flip over the poster to magically have the other verse in the correct order, too in this A Child’s Prayer Picture Puzzle singing time idea.
7. A Child’s Prayer – Song Story
I created a story about Susie and her missing cat. Susie turns to prayer and finds the comfort from a loving Savior. The A Child’s Prayer Song Story weaves in the lyrics of the first verse of A Child’s Prayer.
8. A Child’s Prayer – Team Band
Get all the kids involved with this fun A Child’s Prayer Team Band singing time idea! You’ll pass out bells and rhythm sticks or mix it up with other instruments and have fun making the music come to life!
9. A Child’s Prayer – Dropped Pictures
For a no-prep singing time, you’ll love introducing this song with our A Child’s Prayer Dropped Pictures singing time lesson plan! It’s a fun way to get the kids involved helping you put the words back in order with a simple no-fuss activity.
10. A Child’s Prayer – History of the Song
To add great insight and background on the origin of the song, you can see this fun interview with Janice Kapp Perry where she explains where she got the idea for the song and some interesting trivia about how the song was shaped into what it is today!
What’s really interesting, is she say it’s been her favorite song she’s ever written!
11. A Child’s Prayer – Puzzle Match
Use these 2-piece puzzles to help match a picture with the lyrics as you teach this song. For an added challenge, have a child help get them all back in order while the Primary sings, then mix them and start again. Head here to see the idea on Little LDS Ideas blog.
12. A Child’s Prayer – Paper Plates Patterns
For a fun way to teach this song, you can pull out your paper plates stack with these 4 patterns to choose from! Here’s the first simple pattern for Younger Children, but you can see all 4 of the A Child’s Prayer paper plates patterns here.
What other fun ideas do you have for teaching A Child’s Prayer in Singing Time?