This fun recorder version of My Heavenly Father Loves Me is a great enrichment activity to challenge the Senior Primary with!
In 4th grade, most students learn to play the recorder so they likely even have one around their home that they can use for practicing.
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My Heavenly Father Loves Me Recorder Music
My son was obsessed with the recorder when it came home last year (4th grade) and he played it all the time. He lost his recorder which gave us a welcome break from baa-baa-black sheep and other repetitive high pitched songs. But he had been asking for a recorder again.
I bought him a Recorder and learn to play recorder book and we decided to work together to create sheet music for My Heavenly Father Loves Me to learn one of the Primary songs with his recorder! He was picking it up faster than I could create the sheet music, but it’s still be great for him to practice with!
Now, my son is dreaming of being able to play the recorder for the Program, in place of singing. While he likely won’t be using the recorder for the Primary Program, I do plan to have him present his practice during Primary!
This is his last year in Primary (with a late fall birthday) so he’s one of those anxious boys in the back row so ready to move up!
You could extend this to a whistle along challenge for the Senior primary, to see if they can follow along with the tune – and those high notes! Or have a recorder-off competition! I could see the Senior boys being all over that!
My Heavenly Father Loves Me Recorder in Singing Time
How to Play:
Sing through My Heavenly Father Loves Me once, before introducing this activity.
Bring in recorder instruments for the children to give this activity a try!
Let your oldest class of Primary children show off their skills. Kids often learn to play the recorder in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the United States in Elementary school. Different school districts may pick different grades.
That means, your oldest class or two in your Primary will have had some exposure to playing the Recorder from school and will love this extra challenge! It also helps them to feel special as that last year in Primary can be difficult.
Use this classroom pack of recorders to easily include a variety of children in this activity, then clean the recorders after use before storing them.
Invite one child at a time (or 2-3 in a larger primary) to accompany you as you sing by playing along with the sheet music. You can provide them with the musical notes the week before, so they can practice playing the music, or just let them play while you sing 2 or 3 times, as time allows.
- You could extend this to a whistle along challenge for the Senior primary, to see if they can follow along with the tune – and those high notes!
- Have a recorder play-off competition! I could see the Senior boys being all over that!
- Let the oldest class prepare ahead of time, then come in and play the recorder music for the Primary as a solo. Ask the kids if they can name the song! Then, sing while the kids play.
My Heavenly Father Loves Me on the Recorder
*Lower your volume before you hit play — those recorder notes are HIGH!
Here’s a quick video of my son’s 2nd full attempt – pretty awesome for just his 2nd time through. The high notes he needs so more practice on covering all the holes just right.
If that video is not loading, and you’re brave enough to want to see it 😉 you can also find the video on my Singing Time YouTube playlist.
After you grab the sheet music below, head over for this fun Gethsemane Egg Shakers singing time idea next!
My Heavenly Father Loves Me Primary Recorder Sheet Music
This printable sheet music for the Recorder to play My Heavenly Father Loves Me shows each of the notes in an easy to use and follow format. Just cover each of the holes of the recorder that are filled in, including the one on the back when necessary.
It’s a 3-page printable that goes through the whole Primary song of My Heavenly Father Loves Me!
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Continue over to see this creative My Heavenly Father Loves Me Picture Clues singing time activity next! You’ll use these visuals to help teach the song line by line.
What other fun ways could you incorporate using this recorder music into your Singing Time?