I’m excited to teach Did You Think to Pray in singing time this year. This hymn is such a beautiful song that teaches the importance of meaningful prayer with our Heavenly Father. This is one of the suggested songs for Come Follow Me New Testament for March!
Use this fun Did You Think to Pray Dot to Dot logical conclusions activity to uncover hidden pictures and messages that help teach us about prayer! Grab all 3 of our printable dot to dot pages and work together as a primary or have the children work together in groups!
See all of my Did You Think to Pray Singing Time Ideas here!
Did You Think To Pray Dot to Dot
Start by reviewing the first verse and chorus of Did You Think to Pray using our flipchart here! Post the first page of the dot to dot printable with the arrow and thought bubble.
Have the children look for the green dot with #1. Have the first child who finds it come up and connect the first dot to the second with a crayon or marker.
Then, have them pass the marker to the person sitting next to them and let that child come up and connect the next dots.
Continue passing around the marker and having the children come up and connect the dots while the rest of the group quietly sings through the verse and chorus.
Once you finish connecting all the dots, ask the children what shape the dots make. For the first page, there will be two separate shapes.
Try another dot to dot while singing through the song again!
Did You Think to Pray Dot to Dot Hidden Messages
I chose 4 different images that I think go really well with this song! Each of the hidden pictures reveals something we learn from the song!
Dot to Dot #1: Arrow & Thought Bubble
The first dot dot page actually has two smaller images. The first is an arrow that points to the right. This image was chosen because of the line “Ere you left your room this morning.” This picture can help us remember to pray each day!
The second image on this page is a thought bubble. The thought bubble, of course, represents “Did you THINK to pray?” Sometimes it’s easy to forget to pray when we are running off to our next task. This hidden image can help us remember to slow down and remember to communicate with Heavenly Father throughout the day.
Dot to Dot #2: Praying Hands
The second dot to dot page reveals an image of praying hands. I drew this image from the popular emoji with hands clasped together in prayer. As the children reveal this image, help them understand the blessings we receive when we come to Heavenly Father in humble prayer.
This image is a little trickier to complete than the other two, so make sure you really follow the numbers!
Dot to Dot #3: PRAY
The third dot to dot page reveals the letters that spell “PRAY.” This image is pretty simple to see even from the first few dots. When you reveal this message, share your testimony of prayer.
You can use any of these three dot to dot pages during this lesson! If you work together, you should be able to have enough time to complete at least two images while you sing!
You can also split up the images and have each class work together to reveal a hidden message. Check out some extension ideas below for more details!
- Print out enough dot to dot pages for each child to have their own! While they reverently work on their dot to dot, sing the song together. Or have each class work on a different dot to dot together! Each time you sing through the song, have each class work on a different picture.
- Instead of repeating the song when you finish one dot to dot, try singing through the second verse while you try to uncover another picture.
- Have a discussion about how each picture relates to the song. Have classes share examples of times their prayers were answered.
Head over to this Seek the Lord Early Dot to Dot for another fun logical activity!
Did You Think To Pray Dot to Dot Printable Pages
Grab these dot to dot printable pages as you prep for this primary activity! Each page has a different image or message to reveal. If you are planning on working on the dot to dot as a class, print out one copy of each page to post on the board.
You can also print out enough for each child to work on their own dot to dot page! Use all 3 images or just pick your favorite!
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Check out this Did You Think to Pray Dance Scarves activity for another fun way to review this hymn!
Which of these dot to dot hidden messages will you use in primary?