Help Me, Dear Father Be My Mirror

Follow the Leader! Your primary children will just love this silly Help Me Dear Father Be My Mirror review activity! This purposeful movement idea incorporates easy actions and is a great way to get your primary kiddos out of their seats!

For a fun way to review Help Me, Dear Father in singing time, pretend there is a mirror between you and your primary kids! Can they copy your every move and follow along with the song? That’s the real challenge of this game!

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Help Me Dear Father Be My Mirror - Copy simple actions for a fun movement idea in singing time with printable action cards for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

Help Me, Dear Father Be My Mirror

It really doesn’t get any easier than this fun game of “Copy Me!” The basic idea behind this activity is to have a leader and a mirror. The leader’s job is to think of silly or simple actions for the mirror to copy. The mirror’s job, on the other hand, is to see how closely they can follow the leader!

I’ve created a printable with 8 fun mirror actions to use for this game! You don’t need any extra materials besides your imagination!

I like to start any singing time activity with some music. Sing through the first verse and chorus of this short song (Easter Hosanna flip chart here) before introducing this game.

Then, tell the kids, “Let’s pretend there is a large mirror between us! Copy my actions!” Start by simply having the children stand up or copy a simple movement.

Help Me Dear Father Be My Mirror - Copy simple actions for a fun movement idea in singing time with printable action cards for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

Have the kids mirror a few of your actions to practice! Then, add in the song! Have the pianist begin playing the song. As you sing, switch your movements and have the kids follow along!

Once everyone is familiar with the general idea of the game, have them try it! Split the class into pairs and choose one partner to start as the leader and one as the follower.

Continue singing through the song as the children switch off being the leader and the mirror!

For a spiritual tie-in at the end, use this game as an analogy for how we can learn to become more like Jesus Christ. We can “mirror” His character by being kind to others, following Heavenly Father’s commandments, and sharing the gospel.

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Action Ideas:

I’ve provided a short list of some action ideas that will work great for this activity! You’ll definitely also want to grab the free set of action cards included later in this post! These will be such a fun addition to your collection of easy singing time ideas.

  • Wave ‘Hello”
  • Clap Your Hands
  • Snap Your Fingers
  • Wave Your Arms
  • Flex Muscles
  • Pretend Jump Rope
  • Play the Air Guitar
  • Do a Superhero Pose
  • Kick Your Feet
  • Do Jumping Jacks
  • Give Yourself a Big Hug
  • Spin in a Circle

What other fun actions can you think of?

Help Me Dear Father Be My Mirror - Copy simple actions for a fun movement idea in singing time with printable action cards for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

4 Extension Activities:

  • Choose someone to come up to the front and be the leader. Have the child choose a silly movement from a basket. As you sing, have them pick another movement to mirror!
  • Split the class into small groups of 3-5 children. Choose one person in the group to be the leader and have the rest of the group mirror their actions! Then, call out “Switch” to change leaders.
  • For an even sillier version of this game, try doing opposite actions! If the leader stands up, sit down! If the leader reaches up high, reach down low! If they pat their knees, pat your head!
  •  For a simple way to introduce this activity, have the children mirror the lyrics! Sing or say a phrase, then have the children copy you!
Stand for the Right Mirror Your Partner singing time idea! Have your primary children use these action cards to mirror each other's movements with printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

For another fun similar activity, head over to see this Stand For the Right Mirror Your Partner singing time activity!

Help Me Dear Father Be My Mirror Video Demo!

Check out this short demo video if you are a visual learner and want to see how this activity works in real time! I’ll demonstrate the actions included with the printable action cards and provide some extra ideas for using this activity in singing time!

–> Help Me Dear Father Be My Mirror Demo Video <–

Help Me, Dear Father Be My Mirror Printable Song Helps

This free in-post printable includes 8 1/4 page, colorful action cards to use for this activity! Just print these cards and you’re ready to go! You can also laminate these cards and use them to review any primary song later throughout the year!

Help Me Dear Father Be My Mirror - Copy simple actions for a fun movement idea in singing time with printable action cards for LDS Primary Music Leaders.
Help Me, Dear Father Be My Mirror Singing time ideas for Primary Music Leaders INSTANT Primary Singing Extended Printables

Join INSTANT Primary Singing for extended printables including full page Be My Mirror cards and black and white printables. You’ll find these bonus files included when Help Me Dear Father is the featured song of the month.

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Head over to this Help Me Dear Father Magic Crayon activity for another fun way to review this song!

Help Me Dear Father Magic Crayon singing time ideas to paint the song in the air with these fun movement shapes to follow. Includes free printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders teaching this song.

What other fun ways will you use this be my mirror singing time activity in your Primary room?

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