Are you teaching I Will Be Valiant this year as one of your Come Follow Me songs? I love the upbeat nature of this song and it made it fun and easy to come up with a variety of I Will Be Valiant Singing Time Ideas you’ll love!
I Will Be Valiant shows up as suggested songs 3 of the Come Follow Me Primary Song Rotation years. See our handy list on that link for a year-by-year comparison! While it would easily work for any of the 3 years, I personally think it’s perfect to include in the Doctrine & Covenants Come Follow Me Primary Songs list!
I think it just fits that book of scripture wonderfully especially with the example of how faithful the saints were through all their challenges.
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I Will Be Valiant Flip Charts
If you’re just getting started teaching this song, you may want to grab our I Will Be Valiant Flip Chart! There’s several different styles to pick from including a slideshow option! I don’t use flip charts often in Primary, but I always like to have one on hand for when I need it!
This song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page #162. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
7 I Will Be Valiant Singing Time Ideas
You’ll find below all of the different lesson plans and activities I have created and shared on this blog in one easy to save post to find these ideas later! Just click through on any you’d like to use to read through the lesson plan and grab any associate printables. Then, continue on after that to see ideas from other Primary music leader that have shared to try in your own Primary room.
1. I Will Be Valiant – Clap Instead
This fun I Will Be Valiant Clap Instead singing time idea adds in purposeful movement to clap in place of select keywords. You can then have the kids sing only the star words or compete one side vs the other side of the room to add in tons of variation and repetition. With a different color for the two sets of keywords to easily divide the room.
2. I Will Be Valiant – Picture Puzzle
Use these adorable I Will Be Valiant Picture Puzzle printables to teach this song! You can work on unscrambling the picture (and lyrics) of these valiant servants as a Primary or use them as fun small group challenges. Then rotate the puzzles so everyone gets to try each of the puzzles and then sing their part of the song.
3. I Will Be Valiant – Cup Pattern
My Primary kiddos always LOVED when I brought in cups with a fun pattern!! This I Will Be Valiant Cup Pattern uses a lot of movement and a few different challenges to keep the kids on their toes and see if they can follow along the right way. It’s a perfect activity to feel the rhythm of this song.
4. I Will Be Valiant – Tag Team Singing
Invite in a guest, like your ward missionaries, to help your group try out this fun back and forth I Will Be Valiant Tag Team Singing idea. Your older kids especially will love the competition feel while working together to make it through the song with lots of fun different tag team singing patterns.
5. I Will Be Valiant – Team Patterns
Divide up your Senior Primary into 2 groups with this I Will Be Valiant Team Patterns singing time lesson plan. One group will use ribbon wands while the other half use rhythm sticks. It adds in a lot of visual interest, music, movement, and a fun challenge!
6. I Will Be Valiant – Fill in the Blank
Use our I Will Be Valiant Fill in the Blank printables to sing the song while filling in one of the blanks with either the written word or a fun picture representation! The kids will love getting creative and showing off that they know the next missing word. You might pair this one with a picture of Jesus!
7. I Will Be Valiant – Icon Poster
You’ll love this I Will Be Valiant Icon Poster that turns each line into a simple symbol. It’s a great way to show the entire song with a purposeful poster to represent the song! Then, add in a variety of challenges to up the task for your older Primary children. You could print in poster settings and mount the icon posters to a large poster board!
18 MORE Different Ways to Teach I Will Be Valiant
If you are still looking for the more Primary singing time ideas and different activities to teach this song, I’ve sourced my favorite activities created by other LDS Primary music leaders / Primary chorister to help you find lots of ways to teach this as a new song for the Primary program presentation in sacrament meeting! Make sure you bookmark this post to easily refer back to this great resource of ideas for this song and a variety of different songs.
1. I Will Be Valiant – Team Lap Pattern
This one just looks like so much fun! Have the kids line up in rows closely seated together, or sit in one big circle! Then, demonstrate the pattern of lap-lap, right-right, lap-lap, clap! See the I Will Be Valiant Lap Pattern on YouTube here.
2. I Will Be Valiant – Pennant Parade
Use the keywords across a series of pennant flags to help teach I Will Be Valiant in your Junior Primary! She has a bunch of fun ideas of ways to use the flags like sing and trade your flag and even create a cute parade to march around the room with the flags! Visit Primary Notes 29 for the Personal Pennant Parade!
3. I Will Be Valiant – Sand Blocks
How fun is this idea by Purposeful Primary Music to teach I Will Be Valiant with Sand Blocks. Just rub along with the beat, on each word, or with they rhythm!
See this easy tutorial for how to make sand blocks for $2!
4. I Will Be Valiant – March in Place
Use this fun I Will Be Valiant March in Place Follow-Along Video! It’s a fun and easy way to incorporate movement and would even work perfectly for an at-home singing time.
5. Handbells (Primary Handbells Blog)
6. Simple Actions (Facebook Group)
7. Keywords and Rhythm Pattern (YouTube)
8. Word Link Game (Angie Killian)
9. Superhero Actions (Facebook Group)
10. Alternate Cup Pattern (YouTube)
11. Slay Goliath! (Facebook Group)
12. Echo Singing & Interactive Poster (YouTube)
13. Flags Movement Pattern (Facebook Group)
14. Simplified ASL Sign Language (YouTube)
15. Whack a Mole Keywords (Facebook Group)
16. Coloring Book (Facebook Group)
17. Hand Actions (YouTube)
18. Crack the Code First Letters (Facebook Group)
What other fun I Will Be Valiant singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.