Come Follow Me Hands & Feet

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This Come Follow Me Hands & Feet lesson plan will encourage a connection with nature and their senses and they feel and touch things that relate with the songs. By connecting with their senses, it helps to bring the song alive and adds meaning to the lyrics.

It will be a meaningful way to teach Come Follow Me this year as part of the 2023 New Testament Come Follow Me song list!

*See 12 great Come Follow Me Hymn Singing Time Ideas here*

Come Follow Me Hands & Feet singing time idea to teach this hymn as part of your New Testament Primary song picks! An engaging hands on way to connect with the Savior's life with ideas for LDS Primary music leaders.

Come Follow Me Hands & Feet

For this lesson, I plan to discuss a couple of stories from Christ’s life. I’ll try to use an object lesson to engage their senses in each of the examples.

1. Footsteps in the Sand

Gather sand, or soil in a pinch, you could even use SNOW if it’s still around where you’re at! Talk about how we can see footsteps in the sand (or soil or snow). Let the kids try to make print in the sand.

Come Follow Me Hands & Feet singing time idea to teach this hymn as part of your New Testament Primary song picks! An engaging hands on way to connect with the Savior's life with ideas for LDS Primary music leaders.

Share a story about stepping into other’s footprints in the sand (or snow). My 4 year old was taking big huge steps the other day just to be able to walk in our footprints in the snow. It was darling, and a great visual reminder of what it might sometimes feel like for our little ones to try to follow us while they’re still learning.

  • Read and discuss: Mark 1:16-17 and the apostles literally following in his footsteps

2. Healing the Blind

Bring in wet mud (or a sleep mask). Ask a child to volunteer to be the blind mad. Add the “mask” of mud or literally wipe a little mud beneath their eyes (like football stripes). Then have them go and wash (I plan to use a baby wipe if I use actual mud).

Come Follow Me Hands & Feet singing time idea to teach this hymn as part of your New Testament Primary song picks! An engaging hands on way to connect with the Savior's life with ideas for LDS Primary music leaders.
  • Read and discuss: John 9:6-7 how the blind mind came away seeing

3. Washing the Apostles Feet

The Savior tells a story of using his hands to wash the apostle’s feet. It’s a great way to now tie in both the hands and feet from my first two examples. Here, I’ll bring in a small bowl with water and a washcloth. I’ll either get two volunteers, or I’ll wash one of the children’s feet.

Come Follow Me Hands & Feet singing time idea to teach this hymn as part of your New Testament Primary song picks! An engaging hands on way to connect with the Savior's life with ideas for LDS Primary music leaders.
  • Read and discuss: John 13:6 and how the Savior was always serving, including washing the apostle’s feet as a symbol of their cleanliness and how the Savior’s Atonement allows us all to be clean.

Finally, I’ll wrap up the lesson asking:

Q: How can we use our hands and our feet to bless others and follow Jesus?

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For another fun way to add some simple roleplay into Primary, see how we used these scripture heroes to teach Our Time to Shine!

Your primary will also love getting to experience a piece of Christ’s life with this fun Come Follow Me Fisherman Acting singing time idea with an easy to follow script.

Simple acting script / skit activity to learn Come Follow Me Hymn in Primary singing time ideas! Perfect for LDS families in the home or for Music Leaders!

What other fun ideas do you have to add hands & feet object lessons while teaching Come Follow Me in Primary?

3 thoughts on “Come Follow Me Hands & Feet”

  1. I wanted to teach the Come, Follow Me in a way that wasnt as common as just using paper footprints with lyrics. Your idea of using object lessons of what our hand and md feet can do is so beautiful. Brings the message deeper then just paper footprints. Thank you!

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