Holiday Singing Time Ideas for Primary

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.

Before diving in, just a reminder that this is just a small piece in the puzzle of the more than 200 Primary Singing Time Ideas shared on this blog! Make sure you visit that landing page for tons of ideas to keep you busy.

Holiday Singing Time Ideas for Primary

Master list of Holiday Singing Time Ideas - TONS of fun activities for all the seasons, occasions, and holidays throughout the year! Activities for LDS Primary music leaders.

Including: New Year's, Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Easter, General Conference, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Summer, 4th of July, Pioneer Day, Back to School, Primary Program, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas this post has quick links to help you throughout the year.

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!

New Year Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in January! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
Valentine's Day Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in February! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
St Patrick's Day Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in March! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
Easter Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in March or April! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
Mother's Day Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in May! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
Father's Day Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in June! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
Summer Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in June, July and August! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
Patriotic and 4th of July Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in July! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
Pioneer Day Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in July! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
Back to School Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in August and September! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
Primary Program Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use as you prepare for your Primary Presentation! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
General Conference Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in April and October! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
Halloween Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in October! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
Thanksgiving Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in November! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.
Christmas Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in December! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.

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!

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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

15 fun New Year Singing Time ideas - simple and easy activity to celebrate New Year's Eve or the start of a brand new year with printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders. Use your own selections of songs, the kids favorite songs from the past, or your new song list for the year ahead (future) with any of these easy lesson plans.

New Year Singing Time Ideas

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:

Valentine’s Day Primary Singing Time Ideas

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Valentine’s Day 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!

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60 Valentine’s Day Primary Songs About Love

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

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St Patrick’s Day Singing Time 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.

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45 Primary Songs for St Patrick’s Day

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:

Easter Ideas for Primary Singing Time

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Easter Singing Time Ideas

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.

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75 Easter LDS Primary Songs List

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

22 General Conference Singing Time Ideas - TONS of fun ways to incorporate LDS conference into your singing time either the week before or after conference Sunday. Use funny clips from conference, ways to sing, an Easter egg hunt for April conference, conference puppets, or any of these other fun teaching ideas!

General Conference Singing Time 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 Singing Time Ideas - Tons of fun ways to teach your choice of Mother's Day song including a song list to help you pick your song and song-specific lesson plans for singing time. Teaching aids for LDS Primary music leaders!

Mother’s Day 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 occasion.

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40 Primary Songs for Mother’s Day

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

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Father’s Day Singing Time Ideas

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.

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40 Primary Songs for Father’s Day

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

Summer Singing Time Ideas - Low and No Prep lesson plans and activities that anyone can use in minutes! Includes a mix of activities that will help you review a set of songs or just work through your song of choice. So many fun activities you can keep in your back pocket to sue with a sub or when you have a last minute summer scramble. If you're currently called as a Primary Music Leader you need to bookmark this post to refer back to it whenever needed!

Summer Singing Time Ideas

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.

More than 70 fun song picks for Summer, 4th of July, and Pioneer Day LDS Primary Songs and Hymns to use in any of your singing time lesson plans!

70+ Summer Primary Songs (4th of July & Pioneer Day!)

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

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Patriotic 4th of July 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

Pioneer Day Singing Time Ideas fun activities perfectly themed for this fun holiday to use in July! A resource list of lesson plans for LDS Primary music leaders.

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

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Back to School Singing Time Ideas

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

20 Primary Program Review Ideas & Themes for a fun way to review all of your Primary program songs before the presentation! Cute themes to earn a treat, include the Bishopric, or work on specific parts of the song. Singing Time ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

Primary Program Review Themes & 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:

Halloween Holiday Ideas for Primary

Do you include holidays in Primary? Try these 20 easy LDS Halloween Singing Time ideas for themed fun for your lesson plans - helps for Primary Music Leaders. These activities will work with learning a new song or reviewing a mix of songs with a subtle Halloween theme.

Halloween Singing Time Ideas

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.

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90 Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving Primary Song Picks!

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.

So Thank Fall!! Cute printable Thankful leaves printable in a few different styles perfect for a lesson on gratitude or being thankful. Use this singing time idea to teach We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet LDS Primary Song or I am Thankful by Angie Killian or any song you choose. Free printable song helps for Primary Music Leaders and teachers.

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

More than 100 Christmas Singing Time Ideas with fun ideas to work for teaching Christmas songs of your choice or browse through the singing time ideas by song title! Huge resource list for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

100+ Christmas Singing Time 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.

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100 Christmas Songs for Primary

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:

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What is your FAVORITE holiday to include in Singing Time in Primary?

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