Give Said the Little Stream Rolling Rhythm Sticks

Let’s really dive into the “giving” aspect of the Primary song Give Said the Little Stream with this super fun and engaging activity! This Give Said the Little Stream Rolling Rhythm Sticks activity will be so much fun and interactive while teaching this song with a meaningful way that represents the lyrics!

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Give Said the Little Stream Rolling Rhythm Sticks singing time activity! Use a rhythm stick to "give" back and forth in this interactive movement activity. Includes printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.

Give Said the Little Stream
Rolling Rhythm Sticks

How to Play:

Sing through Give Said the Little Stream song (flipchart here) once, before introducing this activity.

Invite a child to come up front and help demonstrate your activity! Tell them that they will roll the rhythm stick back and forth to each other on every line of the song. Sing the first 3-4 lines of the song while you demonstrate.

Give Said the Little Stream Rolling Rhythm Sticks singing time activity! Use a rhythm stick to "give" back and forth in this interactive movement activity. Includes printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.
  • Ask the children, what did they notice?
  • When do you roll your rhythm sticks?
  • How fast should you roll them?

Have the children buddy up into pairs of 2. Pass out one rhythm stick to each group.

Sing through the song rolling the rhythm stick on the floor along with the melody switching partners line by line.

Give Said the Little Stream Rolling Rhythm Sticks singing time activity! Use a rhythm stick to "give" back and forth in this interactive movement activity. Includes printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.

Sing the first line of the song while partner 1 rolls the rhythm stick along the ground using their palms until it reaches their partner.

Next, on the second line of the song partner 2 will roll the rhythm stick back.

Remind the children that they are “giving” the rhythm stick to their partner. How is this action like the song?

Give Said the Little Stream Rolling Rhythm Sticks singing time activity! Use a rhythm stick to "give" back and forth in this interactive movement activity. Includes printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.

Extension Activities:

  • Combine groups of two into groups of 4 and try rolling the rhythm sticks activity again in this larger group!
  • Freeze the song randomly! See if the correct partner has the rhythm stick! This is a great way to help keep the kids on track instead of speeding up or zooming through the song.
  • Try a challenge to roll the rhythm stick extra quickly if their line of the song includes the word “give.”
  • Roll the rhythm stick off your hands to land in the other person’s hands, if you need to avoid using the floor for any reason.
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Give Said the Little Stream Rolling Rhythm Sticks Printable Song Helps

This free printable includes a 1-page with the keyword at the start of each line of the song to remind the kids when it’s time to roll the rhythm stick. There’s also a larger version with just the verse keywords on a single page.

Give Said the Little Stream Rolling Rhythm Sticks singing time activity! Use a rhythm stick to "give" back and forth in this interactive movement activity. Includes printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.
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