Let’s dive right in with this fun assortment of Did You Think to Pray Singing Time ideas! There are lots of different activities included here to teach this hymn with a variety of different learning styles to connect with each of your Primary kiddos.
This song is only included as part of the 2023 New Testament Primary Songs Come Follow Me list. Since it won’t come up again in other years, it’s one you might want to consider to include at least a week or two to have meaningful experiences with this song.
What better lesson can the kids learn from a young age than that “praying rests the weary” and where to turn when sore trials hit them!
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Did You Think to Pray Teaching Ideas Packet
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Did You Think to Pray Flip Charts
A great first thing to get started is to pick out your favorite of my Did You Think to Pray Flip Charts! I have several different styles available to fit your needs including colorful keywords and photos, lyrics only, and even a slideshow!
This song is included in the green LDS Hymn book on page #140. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
How do I teach the song Did You Think to Pray?
It will be easy to teach Did You Think to Pray by picking the correct word from three choices. It will give you the opportunity to sing through the song a bunch of times while repeating the lyrics and remembering the order of the song lyrics.
Next, try using the very visual picture slides to create a distinction between each of the verses you plan to teach or dive into just one. Then, you’ll love teaching more about prayer by learning about how to pray or how people around the world pray! Any of these ideas below will help you teach this song in a fun way.
8 Did You Think to Pray Singing Time Ideas
This post will help you find all of my Did You Think to Pray teaching ideas around this blog. Plus, I’m also sharing additional favorite lesson plans from other Primary music leaders at the end of this post!
1. Did You Think to Pray – Picture Slides
For a unique and fun way to dive into the lyrics, you will love this Did You Think to Pray Picture Slides activity! Each verse is pictured with icons to represent the different lyrics and fit inside of a thought bubble to remind you of different things we can think of to pray for throughout our day.
2. Did You Think to Pray – Jingle Bells
Bring in bells to your Primary room and have fun making your own music with these 3 different actions to help the music come to life. Grab the printables and learn how to fit each of the actions in this Did You Think to Pray Jingle Bells lesson plan.
3. Did You Think to Pray – Dance Scarves
For a fun movement activity, you’ll love this Did You Think to Pray Dance Scarves pattern! There are simple movement shapes to help you pull all the lyrics together and sing through the song a bunch of times while having fun!
4. Did You Think to Pray – Dot to Dot
Here’s a great idea for your logical thinkers and to encourage the Primary children to work together on this Did You Think to Pray Dot to Dot puzzle! Let the kids help draw from dot to dot and continue the line until the pictures are revealed.
5. Did You Think to Pray – Prayers Around the World
You’ll love this dive into prayer as you learn about different ways people all around the world connect with Heavenly Father through prayer. You can tie in a connection to each of the ways people pray such as practicing yoga while you sing through the song, then switch to dance as a form of prayer. See all the different Did You Think to Pray Prayers Around the World styles here.
6. Did You Think to Pray – Language of Prayers
What better way to connect with this song by then tying in a short instruction between each time singing through the song to help the Senior Primary children to better understand how they can connect to Heavenly Father through the power of prayer. In this Did You Think to Pray Language of Prayers activity you can teach the steps of prayer in a simple way to connect with the song.
7. Did You Think to Pray – Pick a Word
Fill in the missing word lyrics by picking which one is missing with it’s coordinating movement action in this Did You Think to Pray Pick a Word activity! I’ve included fun alternate ways to use this activity such as remove the wrong words like an eraser pass game. The extended printables include lyrics for the second verse and third verse too!
8. Did You Think to Pray – Melody Map
Have fun diving into the melody and how the notes move throughout this song with this very visual representation of the notes with a color code connecting the keywords in this Did You Think to Pray Melody Map! It’s a fun and engaging way to teach this song.
10 More Ways to Teach Did You Think to Pray
Here are even more fun Primary singing time ideas and resources for teaching this song created by other Primary Music Leaders!
1. Did You Think to Pray – Hand Bells
You’ll be able to pick from two fun options including a play-along video or a printable bell chart. This song is included in the Merry Bells Hymn collection of songs!
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If you’d like a little more control, and flexibility, head over to see our Hand Bell Music Note Cards that let you turn ANY song into a hand bell chart easily!
2. Did You Think to Pray – String Reminders
Just like the iconic symbol to tie a string around your finger to remember do something (is that something this generation ever hears?) you can use this cute idea to extend to a craft stick for leading the music with this String Reminder at Camille’s Primary Ideas.
3. Did You Think to Pray – Live Pictures
Sharla Dance created a cute idea to help the Junior Primary children to help picture a variety of different scenes like a snapshot of the scene created by the kiddos in person. It includes a variety of different scenes like praying, holding a shield, and holding up a picture of Christ. See all the details in her post over here.
4. Did You Think to Pray – Music Video
Did You Think to Pray Music video, sung by a Mongolian’s choir mainly in a foreign language but finishes in English. It’s a really fun and unique music video to include to introduce the song for the first time or to have a meaningful connection to the song!
5. New Arrangement (Angie Killian)
6. BYU Choir at General Conference (YouTube)
7. Alternate Melody Map (Camille’s Primary Ideas)
8. Chords Bell Chart (Sharla Dance)
9. Memory Game (Facebook Group)
10. Alternate Bell Chart (Primary Handbells)
For even more wonderful activities, head over to see these Search Ponder and Pray Singing Time Ideas
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What other fun Did You Think to Pray singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.
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