20 I Want to Live the Gospel Singing Time Ideas

Are you teaching I Want to Live the Gospel in singing time this year? If so, I have complied a HUGE list with 20 different ideas for teaching I Want to Live the Gospel Singing Time activities!

Lots of different ways and printable song helps (linked) below to help Primary music leader who might be teaching this song from the Children’s Songbook!

This song is only listed as part of the Come Follow Me Old Testament Primary Songs list. It doesn’t show up in any of the other 3 years, which means it’s a great one to include this year if you have a chance!

20 Fun I Want to Live the Gospel Singing Time Ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders - including a crossword puzzle, melody chart, maori sticks, dance scarves and more! Easy ways to teach I Want to Live the Gospel Primary Song. Perfect to teach for the Old Testament Come Follow Me year of Primary Songs.

I love including songs like this for a couple weeks after the Primary program so the kids get to learn a variety of songs, but you don’t have to spend so long on it like you might with your Primary Program song selections. It is a great first song to teach for a little bit right after you’ve just spent a LONG time working on your Program songs!

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15 I Want to Live the Gospel Singing Time Ideas

I Want to Live the Gospel flip chart and lyrics printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders singing time ideas

To help you get started with teaching this song, I’ve shared a variety of different I Want to Live the Gospel Flip Chart styles over in that post! There is even a slideshow option for those that have access to tech in your Primary room.

The best way to include flip charts is to have the first verse on a single page (when possible) so you’re not messing around with flipping pages and can focus on teaching your favorite songs as a Primary Chorister without focusing all your attention on struggling with pages!

1. I Want to Live the Gospel – Dance Scarves

I Want to Live the Gospel Dance Scarves pattern teaching ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders singing time with printable song helps for the sequence and more easy ways to use this lesson plan.

What better way to kick off learning this song for the first time then with these fun I Want to Live the Gospel Dance Scarves patterns! You’ll add in lots of movement that goes along with flow and melody of the song while having fun teaching the repetitive lyrics.

2. I Want to Live the Gospel – Maori Sticks

I Want to Live the Gospel Maori Sticks fun movement and living music LDS Primary Music Leaders singing time idea with printable song helps

Have you tried out Maori sticks before? I’m making it SO easy to jump right in with this I Want to Live the Gospel Maori Sticks singing time idea!

If you don’t have maori sticks, I have a tutorial for easy maori sticks linked with how to easily make your own, or pick up either Maori Sticks or some rhythm sticks and give it a try.

3. I Want to Live the Gospel – Four Corners

I Want to Live the Gospel Four Corners easy singing time idea! No prep needed! Just put one line of the song in each corner in this fun way to teach I Want to Live the Gospel LDS Primary Song with printable song helps for Primary Music Leaders.

Spread the children into 4 equal groups around the room in this fun I Want to Live the Gospel Four Corners game! Each group learns one line of the song, then rotates and learns the next part. Perfect way to build in lots of song repetition and get the Primary children out of their chairs.

4. I Want to Live the Gospel – Crossword Puzzle

I Want to Live the Gospel Crossword Puzzle printable singing time idea - have the children help you fill in which line of lyrics come next as they fill in the clues in this crossword! Free printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

Take a deep dive into some of the song lyrics with this fun I Want to Live the Gospel Crossword Puzzle! You can use color only clues or go for a traditional crossword style. It’s a great way to learn the lyrics or to play after a few times practicing this song.

5. I Want to Live the Gospel – Letters Melody Chart

I Want to Live the Gospel Letters Melody Chart fun singing time idea to help the kids pay attention to the melody and crack the first letter code! Free printable for LDS Primary music Leaders.

I’m so excited about this one – try out the I Want to Live the Gospel Letters Melody Chart! You can use the version with our without the first letters of each word for a fun crack the code element or stick with a traditional melody map song chart.

6. I Want to Live the Gospel – Video Story

You will love this sweet I Want to Live the Gospel Video Story lesson. There are many examples from the Book of Mormon of prophets trying to live the gospel by following the Lord. Share one of these videos in primary singing time as you introduce this new song! #LDS #Primary #Singingtime #Musicleader

You can help build a stronger connection to the message of this song with these assortment of perfect I Want to Live the Gospel Videos. You’ll find my top picks for some fun Gospel message videos to coordinate with the song lyrics and help bring a spiritual connection to teaching this song in Primary!

7. I Want to Live the Gospel – Tray of Objects

This I Want to Live the Gospel Tray of Objects is such a fun nature activity to use as you teach this new song this month! Choose a bunch of items to put on a tray to show during singing time. Then, put the tray away and see how many items they can guess correctly! Ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders or fun Come Follow Me lesson at home. #LDS #Primary #Singingtime #Musicleader

For this fun I Want to Live the Gospel Tray of Objects game, you’ll bring in a variety of themed objects revealed on a tray, then hide the tray and see how many the kids can remember! It’ll be easy to recreate with this list of ideas and helps and printable lesson plan.

8. I Want to Live the Gospel – Try in All I Do and Say!

12 Fun I Want to Live the Gospel Singing Time Ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders - including a crossword puzzle, melody chart, maori sticks, dance scarves and more! Easy ways to teach I Want to Live the Gospel Primary Song.
Girl carrying laundry basket, her father assisting her

Share some simple scenarios with the children with decisions they might have to make in their life. Have the children help you decide which choice to make. Then, have everyone sing I Want to Live the Gospel and stand on the chorus and sing it loud and proud!

  • Your friend invites you to a birthday party on Sunday
  • Some kids in your class are making fun of another student
  • Your brother wants to play games during the sacrament
  • Your friend asks you about what church you go to
  • You really want a candy bar, but don’t have any money
  • Your parent needs help putting away the laundry

9. I Want to Live the Gospel – I Can Play It

I Want to Live the Gospel simplified sheet music I Can Play It

Let your older Primary children that are learning how to play the piano be the star of the show! You can ask a child or 2 ahead of time to practice playing I Want to Live the Gospel with this simplified I Can Play It sheet music.

Let the child play it as a solo in Primary! Or, better yet, they can play the song in Sacrament meeting or as part of your Primary Program!

10. I Want to Live the Gospel – ASL

I Want to Live the Gospel ASL video

Did you know on the church website you can find some of the Primary Songs in ASL? This is a really cute video with a Primary aged child showing the ASL sign language for I Want to Live the Gospel. My Junior Primary Kids always really love learning sign language for any of the gospel songs!

11. I Want to Live the Gospel – Rainbow Words

12 Fun I Want to Live the Gospel Singing Time Ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders - including a crossword puzzle, melody chart, maori sticks, dance scarves and more! Easy ways to teach I Want to Live the Gospel Primary Song.

Pick out keywords to highlight in 2-4 different colors. Then, divide your Primary room into as many equal groups. Assign each group a color and they will each sing the line matching their colored keyword! See all the directions and cute rainbow cards you can use to go along with this activity on The Primary Pad.

12. I Want to Live the Gospel – Cup Pattern

20 I Want to Live the Gospel Singing Time Ideas Easy ideas for Music Leaders cups 0930071

My Senior Primary children always LOVE when I bring in plastic cups for a fun rhythm pattern (like that one!). Why not bring them in again while teaching I Want to Live the Gospel? See a fun Cup Pattern to pat along to the melody over in this post!

13. I Want to Live the Gospel – Sing-Along Video

One easy way to introduce I Want to Live the Gospel is with this cute Sing-Along video! You can sing through the song 2-3 times, and then move onto a different song and bring out a different learning method each week, like how I structure my typical singing time.

14. I Want to Live the Gospel – Hand Actions

Follow this sweet sister’s sing-along and then simple hand actions over legs, heart, head, heart, legs! Then a progressively harder pattern and sequence. If the video has any issues loading, you can view it here on YouTube.

15. I Want to Live the Gospel – Hidden Picture Collage

This is a great idea by this sister who shares singing through the song with 6 simple pictures. Then, remove one picture as you learn through the song and at the end reveal a surprise image from the backs of each of those 6 cards! Simple but effective way to repeat the song over and over.

Here’s 5 More I Want to Live the Gospel Singing Time Ideas!

I found a couple more activities and ideas for teaching I Want to Live the Gospel so I wanted to share those as well in case they helped anyone. I highly recommend watching the pretty guitar arrangement, love the fresh take on the song!

  1. Unique Guitar Arrangement Video
  2. Color Words
  3. I Want to Live the Gospel Karaoke Video
  4. Puzzle Match
  5. Tic Tac Toe

For more activities, see these fun I Know My Father Lives Singing Time ideas!

I Know My Father Lives Singing Time Ideas and lesson plans for LDS Primary Music Leaders! Plus, activities that would be fun for Come, Follow Me study! Printable helps and activities for all the learning styles that are fun and engaging for kids.

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20 Fun I Want to Live the Gospel Singing Time Ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders - including a crossword puzzle, melody chart, maori sticks, dance scarves and more! Easy ways to teach I Want to Live the Gospel Primary Song. Perfect to teach for the Old Testament Come Follow Me year of Primary Songs.

What other fun I Want to Live the Gospel 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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