I Am a Child of God is a classic song that ALL Primary children should learn! It’s a song that unites our church globally and reaches both the very little all the way up to the older generation. With these fun I Am a Child of God Singing Time Ideas you’ll have fresh new ways to interact and teach this beloved song.
Sometimes, I think it can feel like an old favorite we already know so why spend time teaching it. But I think it has very valuable lessons in the lyrics and is a song that can bring strength and comfort throughout the Primary children’s lives as they remember their personal relationship to Heavenly Father.
To create meaningful learning experiences with this song will help keep it retained in their memories for when they need this crucial knowledge that not all people in the world know.
I Am a Child of God is included in 3 years of the Primary Come Follow Me Song lists. It’s hard to pick just one year to teach it, but I really like including it as part of the New Testament Primary Program songs.
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I Am a Child of God Teaching Packet
You’ll find it’s EASY and fun to teach I Am a Child of God with this teaching packet! It includes 6 fun ways to teach this song with a variety of different learning styles and includes extended printables to help you make the most out of each lesson plan!
I Am a Child of God Flip Charts
A great first resource to help you get started is to turn to these I Am a Child of God Flip Charts! I have included a bunch of different flip chart options to pick from including one with photos, one with just lyrics, and even a slideshow option! These song visuals will help you when first introducing this song.
This Primary song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page #2. It’s even in the green LDS hymn book page #301. You can find the sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
How do I teach I Am a Child of God in Primary?
You can teach I am a Child of God easily with finger actions! Use one finger to represent each verse and simple actions to represent the lyrics.
Next, try the finger lights activity to draw the song in the air and build a connection to the words of the song. Another great way to teach the song is with a color code to help bring the song concepts down and add meaning. You can use any of the fun ideas shared here to easily teach I Am a Child of God in Primary.
8 I Am a Child of God Singing Time Ideas
This post will help you find all of my I Am a Child of God teaching ideas around this blog. Plus, I’m also sharing additional favorite lesson plans from other Primary music leaders at the end of this post!
1. I Am a Child of God – Finger Actions
One of my favorite singing time activities — ever — is this adorable I Am a Child of God Finger Actions lesson plan! Each song verse uses a different action with 1 finger for the first verse and then 2 fingers for the second verse, and on and on! It’s cute, memorable, and great for helping to remember the different verses especially for the visual learner. I even used this activity with my own kids (pictured) and they learned it so quickly!!
2. I Am a Child of God – Color Code
Turn to this challenging I Am a Child of God Color Code to teach this song in the best way! The Primary children can look for patterns and links between the lyrics and the concepts within the song.
3. I Am a Child of God – Piano Solo
For a simple and quieter activity that can help usher in the spirit, you will love utilizing this I Am a Child of God Piano Solo idea! You can use one of the older Primary children to help play the song for you or play a music video if you don’t have any talent to help.
4. I Am a Child of God – Mirror Pass
Drive home the important lyrics of who’s sight we are made in with this I Am a Child of God Mirror Pass activity! Several fun ways to play including a color-in option the kids can take home to remember the lesson.
5. I Am a Child of God – Types of Homes
Help the younger children to better understand the concepts of where we came from and where we are going as you talk about different types of homes in this I Am a Child of God Types of Homes lesson plan.
6. I Am a Child of God – Concentration
Can you find a match and reveal the hidden picture beneath in this I Am a Child of God Concentration game that is a really great visual lesson plan to engage the children and help them remember that everyone is a Child of God.
7. I Am a Child of God – Soloist Challenge!
You’ll love this I Am a Child of God Soloist Challenge as a great way to review this activity! The kids will surprise you with their willingness to be brave and bold and you’ll get to add in lots of repetition and silent singing. Give them some simple cue cards to feel more confident!
8. I Am a Child of God – Finger Lights
Add in purposeful meaning that helps to represent the lyrics with this I Am a Child of God Finger Lights activity! There’s included patterns for each of the verses, even the last! It’s simple, fun, and purposeful to add meaning while teaching. This is a great activity to use with a huge primary and it’s a LOT of fun!
19 More Ways to Teach I Am a Child of God
Here are even more Primary singing time ideas and different ways to teach this song created by a variety of Primary Chorister that work for a variety verse of the song for teaching Presentation songs to the Primary kids.
1. I Am a Child of God – Hand Bells
Merry Bells makes a super fun interactive bell chart that can be played on the TV for the kids to easily follow along with each of the notes. Or, they also have a printable Primary Set #1 Hand Bell Charts bundle if you don’t have tech in your Primary room.
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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 Am a Child of God – Dance Scarves
Sharla created a simple but wonderful pattern that uses Dance Scarves to teach I Am a Child of God. I used this pattern with my own Primary children a couple years ago and it was perfect! Lots of movement but not too difficult and it fits the song so well.
You can pick up a set of 24 or 48 Dance Scarves on Amazon at a great price!
3. I Am a Child of God – Snowballs
How cute is this reverse snowball game! Instead of the kids writing a song title and throwing it to you, you will write the missing song lyrics and toss the snowballs at a child! See all of the details for this cute and fun singing time idea on Little Dove Blog here.
4. I Am a Child of God – Rhythm Activity
Start watching at 14:25 to see them demonstrate using the rhythm activity! See the entire video Ministering Through Music video here.
5. I Am a Child of God – Plan of Salvation
Take the opportunity while teaching I Am a Child of God to present the Plan of Salvation! It’s the perfect tie-in to this son to help the children understand where they came from, where they are going, and who they are, don’t you think? These printables were created by the church and are available here.
6. I Am a Child of God – What Song Am I?
Use these cute trivia clues created by a Primary Music leader to have the kids try to solve which song you’ll be working on! It’s a cute way to challenge the kids to put on their thinking caps and be ready to focus. Head over to Singing Magic blog to see the lesson plan.
7. I Am a Child of God – Egg Shaker Patterns
Here’s a simple and fun egg shaker pattern to teach I Am a Child of God to your Junior Primary kiddos! Sharla also shared a more challenging egg shaker pattern for Senior Primary here.
Egg Shakers are the first instrument I always recommend to a new music leader. They’re super versatile and easy to use! Pickup a set of Egg Shakers on Amazon here. Plus, a perfect help to get you started using your egg shakers with the rhythm and in creative and fun ways, pickup the Egg Shaker Beat Rhythm Cards I created.
8. I Spy Sing-Along (YouTube)
9. American Sign Language Video (YouTube)
10. I Am a Child of God Sing-Along (YouTube)
11. Downloadable Sing-Along on the Church Website
12. Last Keyword & Trivia (Live Craft Eat)
13. Hand Actions (YouTube)
14. Concentration Matching (Sharla Dance)
15. Color Code (Sharla Dance)
16. Story Song (Sharla Dance)
17. Balloons Object Lesson (Teach LDS Children)
18. Picture Sort (Facebook Group)
For even more wonderful activities, head over to see these Did Jesus Really Live Again Singing Time Ideas
What other fun I Am a Child of God singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.