Once you’ve learned this fun song, let the children experience the melody and music in this engaging way with this Come Follow Me Ribbons Wands singing time activity!
The slower melody of this song is perfect for introducing ribbon wands to help feel the song as you dance along with the music, and of course sing too!
*See 25 great Come Follow Me Hymn Singing Time Ideas here*
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Come Follow Me Ribbon Wands
Come, Follow Me Ribbon Wands Lesson Plan:
I usually will start with a song by singing it through once first, before introducing the activity.
Next, I’ll demonstrate the pattern the first time through and ask the children to follow along with their hands (or just their eyes).
Finally, when they’re ready to join in, I’ll have the teachers pass out the ribbon wands to those in their class.
I use these Rainbow Ribbon wands that slip over their wrist — that means no sticks hitting into the other kids! I also love that they have all the colors, so there’s no crying for a specific colored ribbon wand!
I’m sure you could make something similar with a few spools of colorful ribbons, but I just picked up two of that set from Amazon. You can also have your Primary take turns with the ribbon wands, which encourages even more repetition!
Ribbon Wand Pattern Cards
We love using Ribbon Wands in Primary, so much so that I created these helpful Ribbon Wand Pattern Cards that make it easier than ever to come up with meaningful patterns and give the kids visual clues!
You can also see this helpful post for more ideas and activity suggestions for using Ribbon Wands in Singing Time.
Come Follow Me Ribbon Wands Pattern
The Come Follow Me Ribbon Wand pattern I will use goes:
- Big swing up and away from your body — repeat twice
“Come, follow me, the Savior Said”
- Pull your arm right and left in big swings — repeat twice
“Then let us in his footsteps tread”
- Create a big arch over your head and back.
“For thus alone can we be one”
- End with one big, slow spin.
“With God’s own loved, begotten Son.”
After this post, I created these really colorful and fun Ribbon Wand Action Cards! Head over here to learn more about those and how you can use them in your Primary!
See the Ribbon Wand Pattern
You can watch the Come, Follow Me Ribbon Wands pattern above. If for any reason the video is giving you issues, you can also see it over on my Primary Singing Time playlist on YouTube.
Your kids will love using Ribbon wands in Primary, so here’s another fun way to use them with our Love One Another Ribbon Wands singing time idea!
Printable Come Follow Me Ribbon Wands Singing Time Lesson Plan
You can grab a copy of this printable and just posted it up on your whiteboard, or just write it down on your song planner worksheet and then write the pattern up on the whiteboard with dry erase markers!
I will sometimes let my Senior Primary kiddos help extend the activity by coming up with their own actions.
We’ll write those on the board, after we’ve tried my starter actions, and then we’ll all follow along with their suggested actions. The actions don’t always match perfectly, but we have fun being silly and playing along together during the song.
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What other fun actions would you add or extension ideas to this Come Follow Me Ribbon Wands singing time idea?