This is THE go-to spot to find more than 350+ Holiday Singing Time Ideas for Primary! No matter what holiday you’re looking for, you’ll find fun activities, song lists, our top picks, and calendaring helps below.
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Holiday Singing Time Ideas for Primary
Let’s jump right in with lots of fun and inspirational ideas to use throughout the year. Keep this page bookmarked to easily find it and check back for updates to our themed idea posts for each holiday!
Holiday Singing Time Ideas Index:
Click on any of the photos below to quickly jump to my seasonal singing time ideas post with tons of different themed activities to fit the holiday! Or, continue scrolling below to see my favorite activities for each activity and holiday song lists!
52-Week Holiday Planner for Singing Time
When getting started with this massive list of SO MANY holiday Singing time idea for Primary, you may want to start with our Year Overview Singing Time Planner printable!
It includes a filled in guide to help get you thinking and planning around holidays and big church-wide calendaring events. Plus, a blank copy for you to customize with your own week by week important dates for the year and a rough guide for planning!
If you want to dive in even deeper with your planner, head over to our shop to grab our Primary Singing Time Binder Planner with 38 different pages! Plus, you’ll love this post with my process for planning an entire year of singing time ideas in a couple hours!
New Year Singing Time for Primary
You’ll love these ideas for the last week or of the year and definitely to kick start the brand new year ahead!
I highly recommend planning a singing time activity to introduce all of your new song picks for the year! It’s a way to showcase your new songs and give the children a little sneak peek of what’s to come.
3 New Year Song Introduction Ideas:
- Primary Song Check-in and Countdown
- Time of Your Life Song Intro or Review Game
- Pin the Primary Song (Use YOUR song list!)
Valentine’s Day Primary Singing Time Ideas
Mark your calendars for February 14th and don’t forget to plan a fun Valentine’s Day singing time! It’s my favorite holiday to include in Primary after Christmas and is a great time to help show the children you love serving them in this calling!
Pick from our very favorite or a massive list of Primary songs sorted by different mini-themes to include the perfect songs for your Valentine’s Day Singing Time!
3 Favorite Valentine’s Day Singing Time Ideas:
St Patrick’s Day Primary Ideas
St Patrick’s Day is a unique holiday to celebrate in Primary. It doesn’t have to be over-the-top, but through in some talk about luck, rainbows, clovers, or just a lot of green and the kids will think you’re the best!
St Patrick’s day is an easy one to sneak up on you, as a reminder it’s every March 17th.
To help you pick out perfect songs to go along with your St Patrick’s day Primary theme, see this list of fun LDS Primary songs based around relevant themes such as blessings and the gospel!
Top 3 St Patrick’s Day Singing Time Ideas:
- St Patrick’s Day Fortune Teller
- Lucky Charms Ways to Sing
- St Patrick’s Day Hidden Clovers (A sing or dare game!)
Easter Ideas for Primary Singing Time
Easter is a tricky date to pin down, as it changes every year with the cycles of the moon. So look up the date at the beginning of the year and write it into your planner so you’re ready for it. Then pick your favorite of these Easter Primary ideas!
Fun fact: Easter is always the Sunday after a full moon in late March or April.
Find the perfect song to teach the children to learn about the Savior’s life, death, or resurrection or other pertinent Easter themes. There are even some beautiful picks from LDS composers!
Best 3 Easter Singing Time Ideas for Primary:
General Conference Primary Music Leader Ideas
General Conference is one “holiday” that comes twice a year! It’s a great time to help the children build a testimony of living prophets and a love for our current day apostles.
Jot on your planner the dates for General Conference so you can prepare ahead of time. It’s always the first Sunday (and preceding Saturday) of both April and October.
3 Great General Conference Singing Time Ideas:
Mother’s Day Primary Singing Time Ideas
Mother’s Day is always the 2nd Sunday in May. You’ll likely want to start learning a Primary song for Mother’s Day by early April.
Whether you plan to teach a specific Mother’s Day song or want to just include a fun themed activity around Motherhood, there’s tons of fun ideas in that post to fit the occassion.
To help you pick out the perfect Mother’s Day song including songs that aren’t just about mother if you’re hoping to be more inclusive, you’ll love this master list and printable with more than 40 song to choose from!
3 Fun Mother’s Day Singing Time Ideas:
Father’s Day Singing Time Ideas for Primary
Don’t forget Father’s Day which falls on the 3rd Sunday every June. I like to pick out my Father’s Day song choice at the same time I pick for Mother’s Day so I can be ready to jump on this song right away.
You’re going to have so much fun with these themed activities all about dad! There’s something to help you teach specific songs plus lots of ideas that work with any song of your choice.
There are so many beautiful songs to pick to teach for Father’s Day whether you pick something more general celebratory or specific to dads there’s something for everyone.
My 3 Favorite Father’s Day Primary Singing Time Activities:
Summer Easy Ideas for Primary Music Leaders
Turn to some low-prep easy singing time ideas to help you get through the busy summer months! They’re also perfect for handing off to a substitute.
Summer is a wonderful time to just plan in some fun with your Primary songs. Many of your families will be traveling during the summertime and you can use those weeks as an opportunity to focus on some less often sung Primary songs or these summertime picks!
3 Exciting Summer Singing Time Ideas to Try:
4th of July LDS Singing Time Ideas
Can you pass summertime without celebrating with a Patriotic singing time? I just love all things patriotic and instilling a love of our country!
You can snag our summertime song list above with ideas specifically for the 4th of July included.
3 Fun & Easy Patriotic Singing Time Ideas:
Pioneer Day Singing Time Ideas
Do you like to celebrate Pioneer Day with your Primary kids? It can be SO much fun, whether you live in Utah or across the globe it’s a great way to talk about building your own testimony as we are all Pioneers on our own faith journey.
3 Wonderful Pioneer Day Singing Time Ideas:
Back to School Primary Ideas for Singing Time
Heading back to school each year is a major event in your Primary children’s lives! If your youngest Primary kiddos likely attend preschool and will be anticipating this big change.
Find out when the schools near you start up again (usually August or early September) and plan a fun themed back to school primary idea to help them know you are thinking of them!
Start with these 3 Fun Back to School Singing Time Ideas:
Primary Program Program Song Review Ideas
As you start preparing to practice and review all of your Primary Program songs before the presentation, you’ll love these clever and cute themes to sing through a variety of songs in any given week or across several weeks in a row.
The Primary Program is generally planned for the fourth quarter of the year (October, November or December) so September is a great month to work towards perfecting your songs for the year.
Here are 3 great Primary Program themes to get you started:
- Let’s Get the Bugs Out Program Review
- Football Theme Primary Program Review
- Focus on the Savior Program Review Theme
Halloween Holiday Ideas for Primary
Halloween is SUCH a fun holiday and one kids love! It may seem like a slightly uncomfortable fit for Primary, but it doesn’t need to be! You can include a subtle themed activity and still keep the spirit in your lesson plan.
This next Primary song list will cover all your fall song picks including both Halloween and Thanksgiving! Do you celebrate either of these holidays in Primary?
Favorite 3 Halloween Singing Time Ideas:
Thanksgiving Activities for Singing Time
Thanksgiving can be overlooked as it tends to sneak right up on us, but since it is right in the middle of the week you can easily incorporate a Thanksgiving themed singing time idea the week before or after the holiday.
I’ve included all my Fall & Thanksgiving song picks in the link right above paired with Halloween, so check there for some great songs to teach about being thankful!
3 Easy Thanksgiving Singing Time Ideas:
Christmas Singing Time Primary Ideas
Watch for a fun round-up post with our favorite Christmas Singing Time ideas. But to get you started, we’ve shared 3 favorites below and also check out our Primary Christmas Songbook Sing & Color printable.
You’ll likely want to start practicing Christmas songs in October or November to give you plenty of time to practice and learn a few Primary Christmas songs before the holidays.
3 Favorite Christmas Singing Time Ideas:
- Christmas Spot It Match Game
- Symbols of Christmas & Homemade Bell Bracelets Gift
- Christmas Sing & Color Carols Book
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What is your FAVORITE holiday to include in Singing Time in Primary?