The Church of Jesus Christ Body Rhythm Partners

Grab a partner and try out this The Church of Jesus Christ Body Rhythm Partners activity! You’ll love using these fun & simple actions to move around and work with a partner while reviewing The Church of Jesus Christ!

In this post, you’ll find activity details, printable action cards, and a demo video that goes through the entire pattern!

The Church of Jesus Christ Body Rhythm Partners - grab a partner and try this fun rhythm pattern for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

The Church of Jesus Christ Body Rhythm Partners

This people interactions activity is a great opportunity for your primary children to get to know each other better! As we build friendships and minister to one another, we are building the kingdom of God.

This rhythm pattern is designed to be a fun way for primary children to move around and work together while learning this song!

Begin by reviewing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Grab this flipchart here for some cute visuals and song lyrics!  

Let’s learn a fun movement pattern together! Make pairs of 2 and be sure that everyone has a partner. For fun ways to choose partners, have an older child pair with a younger kiddo or have everyone pair by birthdays!

The Church of Jesus Christ Body Rhythm Partners - grab a partner and try this fun rhythm pattern for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

Post the first visual on the board. Have the kids stand facing their partner and shake hands. This is the first action! Sing the first line of the song while the kids shake hands.

Then, post the second visual and have one partner stand with their hands facing upward. Have the other partner clap downward 3 times. Then, switch! Sing the next two phrases of the song. Combine this action with the first action and sing up to this point.

Continue introducing the pattern one line at a time. Each time you get to a good pausing point with 2-3 actions, go back and try the whole pattern. After teaching the whole pattern, try singing the entire song slowly with the pattern! A little rough? Try it again!

Have some fun learning this pattern while getting in lots of song review at the same time!

The Church of Jesus Christ Body Rhythm Partners - grab a partner and try this fun rhythm pattern for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

Body Rhythm Partners Actions:

Shake Hands – This action is super simple! Just face your partner and shake hands. Use this action while singing “I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.” You could switch off right and left hands to add more movement for the line.

Clap Down 3x Switch: For this action, have one partner hold our their hands and have the other partner clap downward 3 times. Then, switch! Use this action while singing “I know who I am, I know God’s plan.” Clap on each emphasized word.

March in Place: March in place while singing “I’ll follow him in faith.”

Pat Pat – Clap Across 2x: Pat your knees twice, then clap across your body. Repeat this pattern twice. Use this action for “I believe in the Savior, Jesus Christ. I’ll honor his name.”

Salute, Spin, Jump: Use these actions for the phrases, “I’ll do what is right, I’ll follow his light.” Jump on the word “light.”

Clap Right, Clap Left, Clap Both: Clap hands across, switching right and left hands. Then clap with both hands! Use this pattern for the last line, “His truth I will proclaim.”

The Church of Jesus Christ Body Rhythm Partners - grab a partner and try this fun rhythm pattern for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

Extension Activities:

  • Swap partners each time you sing through the song! This is a great way for your primary kids to get to know each other a little bit more! Have the kids move around the room while learning this pattern with a new partner!
  • After teaching the pattern, start removing some of the visuals! See if the kids remember all the actions without seeing the visuals!
  • What other actions can the children come up with? Try singing through the song while each partnership comes up with their own pattern to teach the class!
Children All Over the World Body Rhythm singing time idea! Use this pattern with claps, stomps, and rolling your arms that follows along with the lyrics to add purposeful movement! Includes printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders teaching this song.

For another fun similar activity, head over to see this Children All Over the World Body Rhythm Partners singing time activity!

The Church of Jesus Christ Body Rhythm Partners Demo Video

Check out this demo video to see what this pattern looks like in action! In this video, I’ll demonstrate the actions in this pattern and sing through the entire song while doing the pattern.

I also provide some tips for using this pattern without a partner. Although it’s super fun to do this activity with a partner, you can adapt it to fit the needs of your primary.

–> The Church of Jesus Christ Body Rhythm Partners Demo Video <–

The Church of Jesus Christ Body Rhythm Partners Printable Song Helps

This free in-post printable includes a 6-page printable pattern with full-page colorful action cards!

The Church of Jesus Christ Body Rhythm Partners - grab a partner and try this fun rhythm pattern for LDS Primary Music Leaders.
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For another fun way to teach this song, head over to see this The Church of Jesus Christ Compare & Sort activity that divides the lyrics into 2 groups!

The Church of Jesus Christ Compare & Sort fun singing time activity! You'll use directed listening to have the children notice what things are truths and which are actions we can do from the lyrics as they sing. Printable song helps for LDS primary music leaders.

What other fun ways will you use this Body Rhythm singing time activity in your Primary room?

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