Teach Me to Walk in the Light is one of my favorite Primary songs! I’m not sure why I love it so much, but it must be one that has stuck with me from my days in Primary! Today, I have a bunch of fun and easy ways to teach the song with these 12 Teach Me to Walk in the Light Singing Time Ideas!
Teach Me to Walk in the Light is only included on the Old Testament Primary Songs for Come Follow Me list, so I highly recommend teaching it this year, if it works with your list! Even if you don’t plan to include it for your Primary Program, spend a week or 2 giving the kids a little exposure to this beloved Primary song!
12 Teach Me to Walk in the Light Singing Time Ideas
As a helpful first resource, you can head over to grab our Teach Me to Walk in the Light Flip Chart with several different styles to choose from! I always like to keep one on hand, just in case! There’s also the lyrics if you need help reviewing the song or help in planning your activities.
1. Teach Me to Walk in the Light – Winter Sports Yoga
Use this fun and adorable Teach Me to Walk in the Light Winter Sports Yoga activity cards when teaching! They were designed with the Winter Olympics in mind, and would be a fun way to reminisce back on the winter games! But, they’re also just fun sports for the winter season the kids know and love and will have a blast recreating in yoga form!
2. Teach Me to Walk in the Light – Action Code
Add in a ton of fun movement with this Teach Me to Walk in the Light Action Code! The kids will help decode the symbols what word(s) they represent and then add in an action to match the missing words!
3. Teach Me to Walk in the Light – Sing Along Karaoke
Pick from one of these awesome Teach Me to Walk in the Light Sing Along Karaoke videos as a perfect way to introduce the song for the first time or review it after a few weeks of practice! I love using videos in Primary to mix things up a bit.
4. Teach Me to Walk in the Light – Dark vs Light
Dive into the symbolism of the song with this Teach Me to Walk in the Light Dark vs Light contrast lesson plan! It’s a great way to leave a lasting impression with the children of the meaning of this song with pictures or objects to represent light and darkness.
5. Teach Me to Walk in the Light – Hide and Seek
You can’t go wrong with this easy no-prep Teach Me to Walk in the Light Hide and Seek game! It’s a classic that’s a great one to include for this song especially for those weeks with a sub. Hide an object and let the kids hunt it down.
6. Teach Me to Walk in the Light – Clap, Pat & Snap
Give the Primary children a challenge with this Teach Me to Walk in the Light Clap, Pat & Snap activity. They’ll decode the shapes and add in tons of repetition with the variety of fun ways to use this lesson plan!
7. Teach Me to Walk in the Light – Rebus
Use this cute repeating “teach” symbol and icons and have the kids piece together each of the pieces in order in this fun crack the code and twist on a classic rebus in our Teach Me to Walk in the Light Rebus singing time idea!
8. Teach Me to Walk in the Light – Finger Lights
Bring in finger lights for a fun way to add movement and “paint” the song in the air! Follow this easy Teach Me to Walk in the Light Finger Lights lesson plan that makes it a breeze and so much fun for the kids while teaching this song!
9. Teach Me to Walk in the Light – PBJ!
I’ve seen this fun teaching directions activity before, and it’s a perfect object lesson to use for this song! Have the kids give you directions for making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and follow them exactly! See how funny your sandwich might turn out. Head over to Basic Primary Music blog for all the directions.
10. Teach Me to Walk in the Light – Mashup Video
Share this beautiful mashup video of Teach Me to Walk in the Light with One Voice Children’s Choir. It combines with Love One Another, another one of the songs for this year!
11. Teach Me to Walk in the Light – Acting
Use this step-by-step guide to teach with a flip chart, then act out each line of the song, then remove the posters in place of keyword popsicle sticks! Head over to see this Teach Me to Walk in the Light acting activity over at Teach LDS Children’s blog.
12. Teach Me to Walk in the Light – Footprints
Use a combination of “Teach Me” footprints and a series of pictures from the gospel art library to represent each of the lines of the song and the things the children are asking to be taught. It’s an easy and visual way to teach the song. Grab the directions over at Camille’s Primary Ideas.
For more awesome activities, see these 12 I Will Walk with Jesus Singing Time ideas!
What other fun Teach Me to Walk in the Light singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.