My Primary kids are always SO excited to get to use finger lights! The majority of the kids are glued to me as they try to follow along with whatever I’m doing which makes this a great way to teach a new song — especially if you add any meaningful actions!
Now, onto this fun Singing Time The Holy Ghost Finger Lights idea!
After this fun activity, head over to see all our The Holy Ghost Singing Time ideas here!
The Holy Ghost Finger Lights
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Sing The Holy Ghost one time through. Grab our The Holy Ghost flipchart here, if helpful!
Ask the children a question or two about light, such as: Have you ever turned on a flashlight in the middle of the day? What do you notice about the light? How is it different than when you turn on a flashlight in the dark?
Turn on a finger light. Ask them to notice how bright the light is. Then have a child flip off the lights. Isn’t that amazing how much brighter the light is when it’s in the dark?
Sing together The Holy Ghost.
Explain to the children how the Holy Ghost was sent to us to guide us. But sometimes, when we’re so busy and distracted, it can be hard to notice the Holy Ghost just like it is harder to notice a flashlight or this finger light with the lights on.
Hang out finger lights and have the children sing along with you to The Holy Ghost.
Bear a simple testimony of how the Holy Ghost can help the children in their lives.
Finger Lights Pattern – Verse 1:
- Circle – Draw a big circle to represent the earth
- Arrow – Draw an arrow to represent sending us The Holy Ghost
- Swiggle down arrow – Start at the top and draw a big curving line right and left as you move downward as you sing the line about comforting us.
- Touch your pointer fingers together forming an x, then cross to have the other finger on top. This is like you’re making a promise with a true friend interlocking fingers.
- Hold your finger light up in front of your lips like you’re saying “Shhhhh” for whispers.
- Draw small swiggle line in front of you from left to right to represent the sound waves of a “still small voice.”
- Draw an up arrow to the right pointing towards heaven – to God and Christ.
- Heart – Draw a big heart in the air for our hearts rejoicing!
- Have the children “flash” the finger lights by sliding them on and off with the toggle switch while you sing. This will create a fun firefly like affect while you sing!
- Draw the song with the finger using the finger light! Draw simple symbols like an earth, an arrow for “send”, heart for “comfort”, etc.
The Holy Ghost Finger Lights Actions
For fun, and to help demonstrate my picture in the printable lesson plan, I’m sharing a quick video with some possible actions you could do to “draw” the song The Holy Ghost with your finger lights!
If for any reason the video above doesn’t load, you can also check out the video over on my YouTube Primary Singing Time Ideas playlist here!
If your Primary kids love this finger lights activity, then this Baptism Finger Drawing singing time will also be a huge hit!
Singing Time The Holy Ghost Finger Lights Printable Lesson Plan
Grab this printable The Holy Ghost Finger Lights pattern have a ready-to-go idea for your upcoming singing time! It includes easy to follow pattern page to “draw” the song idea using finger lights!
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Head over next to see The Holy Ghost Still Small Voice fun and purposeful review game!
What other fun ways could you use finger lights to teach The Holy Ghost?