Today it’s time to dive in with TONS of When He Comes Again Singing time ideas! If you’re teaching When He Comes Again in Primary this year you’ll love this post! Bookmark it so you can easily refer back to all these different activities and pick your favorites throughout the year!
When He Comes Again is actually on the song list for 3 out of the 4 Come Follow Me years. If you haven’t seen my Come Follow Me Song Rotation printables, go grab those!! They’re invaluable for organizing and planning which different Primary Program songs to pick!
It was hard to pick, but ultimately I think When He Comes Again is a perfect song to teach as part of the Doctrine & Covenants Primary Songs for Come Follow Me year. I think the D&C year has us focus more on the Jesus’s second coming to the earth, so what better song to learn during that year!
You can see a quick overview on which songs I recommended for each Come Follow Me year in this Suggested List of Songs that can help a Primary music leader to pick a variety of different songs to include each year without overlap!
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When He Comes Again Flip Charts
A great first resource to grab when learning this song, head over to see all of our When He Comes Again Flip Chart options! You can pick for a variety of styles including a slideshow for those that helps!
This song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page #82. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
**You’ll be able to access the entire Primary Singing library of printable song helps for this song by just visiting the individual posts on our site (Ideas #1-8 below). Once you join our email newsletter, all the PDF printables will be available at the bottom of each post after the simple instructions and unique extension activities for each idea.
8 When He Comes Again Primary Singing Time Ideas
I’ve gathered together all of my teaching ideas and lesson plans into one spot so you can easily browse through the different ways I’ve come up with to teach this song and click through to your favorites to learn how to use them and grab any printables!
1. When He Comes Again – Scratch & Match
I had so much fun creating this one-of-a-kind When He Comes Again Scratch & Match activity! You’ll include a variety of hidden symbols for each of the things the song mentions wondering about.
Then, let the children grab a penny and scratch off to reveal the hidden picture and match it to the correct question phrase in song order starting with the first line of the song!
2. When He Comes Again – Eraser Pass
For Sr Primary and older children, they’ll love the challenge in this When He Comes Again Eraser Pass! Have them cross out all the WRONG words as they make their way through learning the lyrics and singing through the song.
3. When He Comes Again – Silent Video
If you haven’t tried a silent video yet, it’s a great way to help bring the spirit into the room and help the children focus in a different way on the song! Head over to see our When He Comes Again Silent Video lesson plan.
4. When He Comes Again – Dropped the Pictures
For a super easy, no-prep singing time idea, try When He Comes Again Dropped the Pictures! Head over to grab this lesson plan and song visuals and more ways to expand on the activity in Primary. Younger children LOVE this super easy activity!
5. When He Comes Again – Sway and Freeze
Add in purposeful movement in a fun and easy with When He Comes Again Sway and Freeze. You’ll get all the children involved and an easy movement that sticks well to the feeling and flow of the music. If you have extra time, try some of the extension activities for even more variety.
6. When He Comes Again – Egg Shakers
It’s time to pull out the egg shakers and try any of these shaker patterns with this When He Comes Again Egg Shakers lesson plan. I really love using egg shakers in Primary! They’re great for all ages and so easy to bring in and use with almost any song and a go-to for 2nd verse when there isn’t already a themed activity for those alternate verses.
Check out my Egg Shaker Beat Rhythm cards for even more ways to expand and use to teach music!
7. When He Comes Again – Rhythm Sticks
This When He Comes Again Rhythm Sticks activity will add in some movement and making your own music with a pattern that’s easy to join in on and repeat! Plus, don’t miss the extension ideas to make the most out of this lesson plan. This can be a great activity as a review game!
8. When He Comes Again – Fill in the Blank
This flexible When He Comes Again Fill in the Blank singing time activity can be used with Senior Primary or even young children with the optional photos or a traditional write-in the missing words on the word strips. It’s a perfect deep dive into the first verse of the song.
Or, mix it up and use it as a trivia game with questions like;
- What has Jesus said in days gone by?
- What might earth be drifted white with?
17 MORE Different Ways to Teach I Wonder When He Comes Again
If you’re still looking for more ways that teaches When He Comes Again in Primary, I’ve got you covered! Here’s another 10 more interesting ideas you can use as a teacher of the Children’s song When He Come Again during LDS singing time!
1. When He Comes Again – Hand Bells
I always love to bring in hand bells they can be so much fun especially with this play along bell chart (or printable option). This song is included in Merry Bells Primary Songs #2 collection.
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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. When He Comes Again – Mini Songbook
If your Primary children need a little extra help learning this song, grab this When He Comes Again Songbook on the church of Jesus Christ website! It’s perfect to send home with the children for them to practice the lyrics more at home.
3. When He Comes Again – Ribbon Wands
Follow along with this creative sister and her exciting and easy Ribbon Wand pattern to join in on for When He Comes Again. It’s a simple but effective pattern that goes great with the melody!
Don’t shy away from ribbon wands, even the boys secretly enjoy them!! You can get Ribbon Wands on Amazon here. They’re super flexible and easy to use in Primary! If you want to easily make your own patterns, you’ll fall in love with my Ribbon Wand Action Cards!
4. When He Comes Again – Sliding Flip Chart
How cute is this creative way to teach When He Comes Again with this interactive idea by i heart primary music? It will make you want to sing the phrase “I wonder when he comes…” You’ll just slip a flip chart through a poster board with a little child thinking all the questions phrases of this song, and let the bottom of the flip chart just hang below.
5. When He Comes Again – Squiggle Map
You can dive in with this fun Sharla Dance idea! When He Comes Again with this creative Squiggle Map video on YouTube (start at :20). It’s a great way to engage the children with a visual and logical activities.
Head over to our Teaching Children with Learning Styles landing page to dive into all the different ways to use learning methods in Primary!
6. When He Comes Again – Wonder Finger Tubes
This idea is so unique and creative, I love and and I think your Junior Primary children will, too!! Follow along with this cute sister as she teaches this song with a Wonder Finger Tubes!
7. When He Comes Again Sing-Along Video
For an easy way to introduce When He Comes Again to your Junior Primary kids the first week, let them follow along with a Sing-Along Video! It’s a quick and easy way to introduce the song without needing to spend a lot of time on it during a given week.
8. When He Comes Again – Wonder Bubble
How cute is this sweet sister with her thought bubble!! Head over to watch her When He Comes Again Wonder Bubble video demo! You’ll simply cut out and then laminate a thought bubble and add a variety of pictures as you sing “I wonder when he comes again…”
9. Color a Song (Camille’s Primary Ideas)
10. Song Action Words (Start at 3:00) (YouTube)
11. Flashlight Movement (Start at 6:45) (YouTube)
12. Question Cross Out (Start at 8:45) (YouTube)
13. Rhyming Words & Spoons (Start at 6:48) (YouTube)
14. Imaginary Chalkboard (Start at 7:29) (YouTube)
15. Waves of the Sea (Start at 9:48) (YouTube)
16. Picture Cards (The Primary Pad)
17. When He Comes Again ASL (YouTube)
For more activities, see these I Feel My Savior’s Love Singing Time ideas next!
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What other fun When He Comes Again singing time ideas have you tried? I love to see other Primary chorister ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.
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