Do you remember singing along to I Hope They Call Me on a Mission when you were a child? That fun catchy tune will also stick with your Primary children and help them make the decision at a young age to serve a mission! See all of these I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Singing Time ideas that are perfect for this song, but can also be adapted to work with a variety of missionary songs.
This is a quick and easy song to teach in Singing Time so it’s a perfect one to work on right after your Primary Program songs are complete. Did you know that I Hope They Call Me on a Mission is only included as a suggested song in the Old Testament Suggested Primary List of Songs? I highly recommend spending a couple of weeks with this classic song alongside whatever other songs you’re teaching.
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I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Flip Chart
Get started with ease by using any of our three I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Flip Charts! You can choose from our standard flip chart style with fun colorful keywords or a plain black and white landscape option to flip over the podium. There’s even a slideshow version!
This song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page #169. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
8 I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Singing Time Ideas
We’ll get started first with direct links to all the singing time ideas here on my blog. I’ve shared tons of activities here on this website and you’ll be able to easily find each of those activities from this list below. Then, there are more fun ideas after that!
1. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Around the World
Send the Primary kiddos around the globe with this fun twist on the classic classroom game – Around the World! You’ll be able to teach the song while the children help build the Primary song title with a variety of countries and missions in this I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Around the World lesson plans. If you have extra time, you could even mix in numerous languages and learn a quick hello from each – so much fun!
2. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Missionary Videos
For a great and easy way to introduce the song, why not use one of these I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Missionary Videos! Choose from the 4 short videos we’ve picked with inspirational messages or even a sneak peek into the MTC to help the young children connect with the simple lyrics.
3. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Missionary Stories
Help the children connect with personal mission experiences and stories with this I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Missionary Stories lesson plan! You can use the included stories or recruit a young man recently returned missionary or current ward missionary to come in and share experiences and then have the children share their enthusiasm for missionary work with singing I Hope They Call Me on a Mission back to their guest.
4. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Lyrics Scramble
Mix up the lyrics and have the kids help you get them back to in the correct order in this I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Lyrics Unscramble idea. There’s 2 different ways to play – cut out the word strips and scramble them like this or use with the backwards words for a harder challenge.
5. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Silly Word Swap
For another super fun word game, try out this I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Silly Word Swap! The kids will think it’s hilarious as they try out wrong words and then correcting them will help them remember those lyrics.
There’s even a fun fill-in-the-blank MadLibs style option the kids can fill in to make it their own version! Just slip the printable into page protectors and use a dry erase marker to fill it in over and over again.
6. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Memory Game
When you need something quick and easy, look no further than this I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Memory Game! This classic game is always a winner! The Junior Primary children especially love trying to find the matching picture and these cute missionary graphics tie in perfectly with the first verse of the song.
7. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Step Up March
Get in some movement as the kids add in a fun marching step for the first line of the song as they “grow a foot or two” and march big ol’ steps as they teach and preach throughout the song off on their missionary duties! Head over here to grab this I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Step Up March singing time activities and printable sign.
8. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Sand Blocks
Give them two fun I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Sand Blocks patterns to try to follow along with as you add in movement in a super fun way with these homemade sand blocks. There is an easy and a more challenging pattern using the background melody. Visit the post to grab the song visuals for Primary singing time!
12 MORE Different Ways to Teach I Hope They Call Me on a Mission
I’ve gathered a whole bunch of varied and fun ways to teach this song created by other Primary Music Leaders (Primary Chorister). I can’t wait to hear as well your own ideas and adaptions for how you taught this song!
1. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Hand Bells
The Primary children will absolutely love using hand bells while learning this song! You can use the Merry Bells play along video for a fast-paced way to learn this song or choose their printable bell charts. You’ll find this song in the Primary Songs #1 set.
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If you’d like a little more control, and flexibility, head over to see our Hand Bell Music Note Cards that let you turn ANY song into a hand bell chart easily!
2. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Music Video
This adorable acapella track has a little girl (or little boy) talking about missions! See this I Hope They Call Me on a Mission InsideOut A Cappella video.
If you’re looking for good things that are super relatable for the kids, this one is super fun! Brick’em Young’s LEGO friends sing I Hope They Call Me on a Mission has a hip and new style to play songs!
Or, stick with this Sing-Along I Hope They Call Me on a Mission Video on LDS.org!
3. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Pin the Nametag
Your Primary children will LOVE this spin off of pin the tail on the donkey with an adorable nametags with questions and things to act out ready for you to make your own missionary and nametags! Head over to Mule ‘n Nag Crafts to see this singing time idea!
4. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Sharing Our Testimony
This object lesson is perfection for helping the children gain their own excitement and energy towards going on a mission! Skip the video ahead to 10 mins in to watch the magic happen, then you can backtrack to see his entire activity. I really like this visual especially for the second verse!
5. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Missionary Life
This missionary object lesson by Latter-day Saint Mission Prep uses a suitcase filled with a bunch of missionary essentials and visual aids that will help your Senior Primary children get prepped for life as a missionary with fun ideas they can start prepping even at a young age to be ready for their mission!
6. Right & Left March (YouTube)
7. Paper Cup Clapping (YouTube)
8. March in Place (YouTube)
9. Skittles Challenge (Facebook Group)
10. Missionary Outfit (Facebook Group)
11. Gospel Dots (Facebook Group)
12. Behind the Music (Deseret News)
For more activities, watch for our post with 25 We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Singing Time ideas!
What other fun I Hope They Call Me on a Mission singing time ideas have you tried? If you’re a Primary Chorister – we’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.