Most of the kids know this familiar song I Love to See the Temple, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spend some time with this song in Primary! We’re making it easy to have fun experiences teaching this song with these 30 I Love to See the Temple Singing Time Ideas!
I Love to See the Temple is included in ALL 4 Come Follow Me Primary Songs Rotation List for each scripture year! That gives you a lot of flexibility in deciding which year to teach this favorite Primary song!
Because I Love to See the Temple is included twice during the Old Testament Primary Songs for Come Follow Me list, I’ve planned it for teaching that year, but these ideas below can be used any year of program songs! I do really like tying in the similarities between the old and modern day temples.
In the Old Testament, they actually talk about the temple a lot and we can help the kids relate their temples to our temples today and keeping our lives focused on the temple!
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I Love to See the Temple Flip Charts
You can start off by grabbing our I Love to See the Temple Flip Chart! You’ll be able to pick whichever flip chart style works best for you to let you post the words when needed while focusing most of your energy on the singing time activity!
This song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page number #95. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
9 I Love to See the Temple 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 and Primary music leader helps after that!
1. I Love to See the Temple – Temple Match
Use this collection of beautiful temple pictures in a fun I Love to See the Temple Match Game! The kids will love spotting a variety of temples they may have visited before from all around the world and then trying to match the same temple together.
2. I Love to See the Temple – Hidden Picture
The kids will LOVE working on this I Love to See the Temple Hidden Picture puzzle. There’s a large size for Primary groups or use the single page option for the kids to work through the puzzle individually. Then, color in until the temple magically appears!
3. I Love to See the Temple – Playdoh Mats
This I Love to See the Temple Playdoh Mats activity is so much fun and is especially perfect for the littlest kids in your Primary. They’ll love helping to shape the different keywords from the song and getting hands on with the lyrics in a purposeful way.
4. I Love to See the Temple – Touch the Temple
Give the kids an object lesson to help them picture being there at the temple in this I Love to See the Temple Touch the Temple singing time idea.
5. I Love to See the Temple – Action Words
Action words are a fantastic way to help your little child Primary learners to remember the song and have fun singing along! Head over to see all of our I Love to See the Temple Action Words singing time ideas!
6. I Love to See the Temple – Emojis Game
Have the kids help you “crack” the symbols or simply follow along in this I Love to See the Temple Emojis Game! They’ll love the cute graphics that help represent the words as they work their way through the song. Or, use one of our extension ideas to mix up the lesson plan such as a competition game or find the emoji!
7. I Love to See the Temple – Hand Claps
Add a variety of fun actions and motions with this I Love to See the Temple Hand Claps singing time idea! It builds in a ton of fun movements that go right along with the melody of the song.
8. I Love to See the Temple – Call & Response
This fun I Love to See the Temple Call & Response game is a perfect way to quiz the Senior Primary children on how well they know the lyrics! Add in a bit of competition with this fun challenge and you’ll have the kids all eager to participate! It’s a great way to engage the back of the room boys!
9. I Love to See the Temple – Music Videos
For a fun and easy to introduce or review I Love to See the Temple with a Music Video! We have a fun list here with 5 awesome videos you might love, with all our favorites including arrangements that make it feel like a new song! Which one is your favorite?
21 MORE Different Ways to Teach I Love to See the Temple
I’ve gathered a whole bunch of varied and fun ways to teach this song created by other Primary Music Leaders (Primary Chorister) to help you get ready for the Primary Program. I can’t wait to hear as well your own Primary singing time ideas and adaptions for how you taught this song!
1. I Love to See the Temple – 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 as part of the Primary Set #1 bundle. The different color notes perfectly match their bell set in the key of C.
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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 Love to See the Temple – Advent
This idea reminds me of a traditional Christmas advent calendar. You know, the type where you open house windows to pull out a treat each day? This I Love to See the Temple Advent poster board is so adorable and would be great to do week after week as you work through teaching the song revealing an activity to do next or a symbol that represents that week’s activity! I love how it shows this holy place as a place of love!
3. I Love to See the Temple – Pin Moroni on the Temple
Print out Susan Fitch Design’s free temple and Moroni images and play a fun game of Pin the Moroni on top of the temple! She does also have a for-purchase option if you like that style better, but I adore the simpler one best!
4. I Love to See the Temple – Picture Songbook
You can find awesome resources on the church’s website!! I love this printable I Love to See the Temple Picture Songbook! Just print out the pages and assemble it at the top with some yarn and let the kids color in their mini songbook to take home and practice this song on their own.
5. I Love to See the Temple – Dance Scarves
Here’s a fun and easy to follow dance scarves pattern you can use to teach this song! You could try this one with the 2nd verse!
I use dance scarves all the time they’re SO much fun to bring into your Primary! Pick up a set of Dance Scarves from Amazon here. Plus, to help you easily come up with your own Dance Scarves movement patterns, head over to grab my Dance Scarves Movement Cards.
6. I Love to See the Temple – Build a Temple
Angela’s Singing Time came up with a cute super-sized temple to bring into her Primary room! It’s perfect to use with I Love to See the Temple and I love how she included pictures of the temple interior on the backside of the temple box!
7. I Love to See the Temple – Temple Cards
Read along the song in a book format with this pretty I Love to See the Temple book on Amazon. You can sing the song together, then read the story, then sing it together again! If you have extra time, maybe have the children help flip through the pages for you while you sing together.
8. I Love to See the Temple – Temple Cards
9. I Love to See the Temple – Ribbon Wands
You’ll start this video at 4:29 for this song activity. It’s an easy enough pattern learn but will be a great challenge for your Older and Junior Primary kids.
Don’t shy away from ribbon wands, even the boys secretly enjoy them!! You can get Ribbon Wands on Amazon here. They’re super flexible and easy to use in Primary! If you want to easily make your own patterns, you’ll fall in love with my Ribbon Wand Action Cards!
10. I Love to See the Temple – Simplified Signs
You can use ASL sign language video to help teach the lyrics of this song in a way that they can remember them for a lifetime!
11. Build a Temple Puzzle (Denley Music)
12. Post-it Note Temple (Facebook Group)
13. Song Story (Teaching Primary Music)
14. Hand Actions (Facebook Group)
15. Rhythm Pattern Shaker Tap (YouTube)
16. Stop & Go Singing (YouTube)
17. Pick a Moroni (Facebook Group)
18. Temple Path Visual Lesson (Teach LDS Children)
19. Temple Coloring Page (Church of Jesus Christ)
20. Covenant Path (YouTube)
21. Color Groups (Facebook Group)
See more easy activities in this Teach Me to Walk in the Light Singing Time ideas post!
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What other fun I Love to See the Temple singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.
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