How many senses can you think of off the top of your head that are talked about in My Heavenly Father Loves Me? Of course there are the most obvious two – sight and sound – but are there any others? This is a fun singing time lesson plan to talk about how Heavenly Father’s blessings impact us physically through our senses.
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My Heavenly Father Loves Me Matching Senses
Start by asking the kids what are the 5 senses:
- and Taste
Ask if they can think of any Primary song that talks about different senses? When they guess My Heavenly Father Loves Me, you can ask how many senses does it talk about?
Sing through My Heavenly Father Loves Me (flip chart here) together while they try to listen for what sense are talked about.
You can then post the 2-page printouts and let the kids help you think of things that can fit in each category. You can reuse the images from the pick a picture phrase game (cut them out after you do that activity) if you’d like to, draw a simple image, or just write the words – completely up to you.
The 1st page of this matching senses document is a reminder sheet for you. The kids might still come up with other words, but these are the main words that fit the senses that I could think of. The words can incorporate just one verse – or both! My printable here is made for both verses as this is a great intro to comparing the two verses and starting to learn that 2nd verse!
- Hear – hear, song, bird, ears, sound
- Sight – look, blue, sky, eyes, see, color, butterfly wings
- Touch – feel, rain, face, wind, touch, velvet rose
- Smell – rain, rose, lilac tree
Ask the kids what sense is missing? (Taste) What are some ways that taste is a blessing to you?
What other ways does Heavenly Father bless us through all of our senses?
Sing through the song pointing to eyes, nose, hands, or ears as the different senses words come up. As a challenge for the Senior primary, have them point to the sense rather in place of singing those keywords. Or come up with a funny action to represent the senses such as:
- Hear – Cover your ears
- Sight – Blink rapidly
- Touch – Clap one loud clap
- Smell – Plug your nose
You could also challenge each class to be one of the different senses and do the actions only for the one sense they are in “charge” of.
My Heavenly Father Loves Me Matching Senses Printable Song Helps
Use this printable to help you point out each of the different senses words throughout the song! You can use the filled in or blank version and have the children fill in the different senses words.
You’ll find a bonus pre-filled in full page guide for each of the senses included in the INSTANT Primary Singing membership the month My Heavenly Father Loves Me is the featured song of the month.
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What other fun ways could you extend this singing time idea?