Are you excited to be teaching Families Can Be Together Forever – Singing Time ideas for this program song below will help! I’ve shared a ton of different ideas from a melody map and ribbon wands to a draw the whole song activity and even a fun pencil rhythm idea!
Families Can Be Together Forever is a suggested song in the Come Follow Me Primary songs list in all 4 years!! You can peek at my 4-Year Primary Song Rotation printable here to help you see at a glance when each song appears .
I highly recommend teaching Families Can Be Together Forever as part of your Come Follow Me Doctrine & Covenants Primary list because I think it ties in best with the messages we learn and study that year and the focus Joseph had on God’s temples!
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Families Can Be Together Forever Flip Chart
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This song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page #188. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
Now, let’s jump right in with all these fun Families Can Be Together Forever Singing Time Ideas!! It’s one of the classics must-learn songs just like I Am a Child of God!
8 Families Can Be Together Forever Singing Time Ideas
First, you’ll find all of the varied and fun ways to teach this song that I have shared on this blog with lesson plans and extension ideas plus printable song helps to learn this as a new song for the Primary Program!
1. Families Can Be Together Forever Letter Code
This simple but challenging Families Can Be Together Forever Letter Code will help the kids use their memory recall to pull up what word comes next with a little hint of each first letter! It’s like unique puzzle pieces for the kids (especially the older kids) to put together. It’s a great way to review the song and add an alternating singing challenge competition between each side of the room!
2. Families Can Be Together Forever Video Story
Create a personalized Families Can Be Together Forever Video Story using pictures and/or videos featuring your Junior Primary and Senior Primary children and a variety of ward families for a really unique and personalized singing time the kids won’t soon forget! You can also include a variety of pictures of temples!
3. Families Can Be Together Forever Melody Map
This Families Can Be Together Forever Melody Map turned out so pretty, the kids will be drawn right in to following the notes and melody as it rises and falls with a couple of icons mixed in to keep them on pace with the lyrics. This one was especially designed for the first verse only with each colorful melody line covering the next line of the song.
4. Families Can Be Together Forever Egg Shakers
Pull out your egg shakers and then turn to this easy to follow Families Can Be Together Forever Egg Shakers lesson plan! There’s several fun patterns to follow to add in singing repetition and fun at the same time. This one would be great to use with the second verse.
5. Families Can Be Together Forever Ribbon Wands
Use these simple shapes in this Families Can Be Together Forever Ribbon Wands to help the song come to life in a very visual and fun way! The kids will love getting up and getting out the wiggles in a different way while singing through the song a bunch of times without it getting tiresome.
6. Families Can Be Together Forever Action Words
Action Words is one of my very favorite ways to teach a song for the first time! You’ll love these simple Families Can Be Together Forever Action Words that help the kids remember the lyrics and quickly learn the song for a long time!
7. Families Can Be Together Forever Pencil Rhythm Sticks
You’ll add in a lot of movement and rhythm with this Families Can Be Together Forever Pencil Rhythm Sticks pattern. You won’t need any expensive props, just bring in a set of pencils from your back to school supplies and start tap-tap-tapping!
8. Families Can Be Together Forever Eternal Family Drawings
You can celebrate families of ALL types, sizes, and combinations with this fun and simple Families Can Be Together Forever Own Family Drawings lesson plan! Or, have the young children help you draw out each page of the song to create a custom flip lyrics song chart with the included printables!
17 MORE Different Ways to Teach Families Can Be Together Forever
You’ll find below my favorite ideas created by other LDS Primary music leaders / Primary chorister to help you with bringing meaningful activities into your Primary room!
1. Families Can Be Together Forever – Hand Bells
You’ll love using hand bells to teach this song and Merry Bells makes it easy with a play along video or a printable bell chart. This song is included in their Primary Songs set #1 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. Families Can Be Together Forever
The kids will love to have fun movement (and noise!) with these inexpensive instruments! Add a mix of swish and pats with this fun and simple 2-step Paper Plates Pattern with Sharla.
3. Families Can Be Together Forever
Give all the Primary kiddos a cute prop to hold with Camille’s adorable Family Band review activity for Families Can Be Together Forever!
4. Families Can Be Together Forever Family Tool Box
This hands on object lesson will help you prep the kids on the ways that they can help make their own families stronger with the help of an assortment of handy tools in this Family Tool Box idea by A Primary Singing Time blog.
5. Families Can Be Together Forever – Family Cans
This lesson plan will put the focus on the word CAN throughout the song as you reinforce the message that we CAN be together and that our families CAN help us get there! Head over to Beehive Messages blog to see the full idea.
6. Families Can Be Together Forever – Rhythm Sticks
Use this rhythm sticks pattern (Starts at 5:53) by Sharla Dance to make the music come alive in your Primary room!
Rhythm sticks are a very versatile instrument to use in Primary and the boys especially love using them! You can pick up a set of rhythm sticks on Amazon here. To get even more use out of your set of rhythm sticks, I have this really cool set of printable Rhythm Sticks pattern cards to help you come up with varied sequences!
7. Song Story (Facebook Group)
8. Simplified ASL Sign Language (YouTube)
9. Glow Singing (Facebook Group)
10. Heavenly Family Chain (#3 LDS Primary Printables)
11. Who’s Missing (Facebook Group)
12. Family Portraits (Facebook Group)
13. Alternate Handbell Chart (Primary Handbells)
14. Hula Dance (Facebook Group)
15. Sing-Along Video (YouTube)
16. Temples Around the World (Sunbeam Singing)
17. Family Popsicle Sticks (Facebook Group)
Next, head over to see 7 An Angel Came to Joseph Smith Singing Time Ideas! This is such a fun song in the Children’s Songbook with a peppy upbeat melody and lyrics.
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What other fun ways have you taught Families Can Be Together Forever? Share your Families Can Be Together Forever singing time ideas in the comments below to add to this list!
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