Take a new spin on a classic game of match with this fun I Will Follow God’s Plan Color & Match singing time idea. You’ll pass out simple graphics that represent each line of the song and let the children help you bring them to life with color and then find the matching line of the song.
I Will Follow God’s Plan is one of the recommended songs to teach in February as part of the New Testament Come Follow Me songs list. I think it’s a great fit for this year’s theme and fits in really nicely as a song to teach for the New Testament, but it’s also one on the song list for the Doctrine & Covenants Primary Songs list.
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I Will Follow God’s Plan Color & Match
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Sing through I Will Follow God’s Plan (flipchart here) once before introducing this activity.
You can use this activity for the whole song, or break it up into the first half and second half since it covers a ton of lyrics.
Break up your Primary room by class or into small groups. Distribute coloring pages evenly among the group. I would recommend aiming for 2-3 children to work together as a team as it’s great for interpersonal skills! Or, choose the 4-per page printable to pass them out individually.
Have the children color in their picture while you sing through the song 2-3 times.
Then, Place the word strips up on the board. Tell the children to check to see if they might have the first picture! Sing through the first line while they bring up their picture and place it below the line of the song. Then start from the beginning of the song and add the second picture singing just through the end of that line. Keep building up the song and the picture matches until you make it through the whole song.
With multiple children per card, have them each come up.
Share your testimony that Heavenly Father sent each of us here with a purpose and a plan for our lives. Following the covenant path will help them return to His presence.
- Put them up in the board out of order or around the room. Have the children find and move them into the correct order. Pick one helper each time through the song to find the first picture and color it while you sing. Then add the second and so forth.
- Pass out all the cards with half pictures and half a matching keyword. Tell the Primary you’re all going to sing the first line of the song over and over until all of the friends find their match. (Probably 1-3 times). Have the kids with the first 2 pictures and words (gift, plan) stand up and walk around the room. To up the challenge, you can have more groups go at the same time. This will really depend on your Primary size and kid count.
- Put the pictures and words up on the board upside down and all mixed out of order. Play a game of match to find the picture that matches the word. Then, let the child that found the match color in that picture while you sing through the song. Add it back up to the board in the correct order and then seek for the next match!
- Have each class sing ONLY the line of the song that matches their coloring page!
For another fun coloring themed challenge, see this fun I Know My Father Lives Color Puzzles singing time idea!
Printable I Will Follow God’s Plan
Color & Match PDF
This printable packet includes half-page print and color icons that coordinate with the song lyrics for I Will Follow God’s Plan. There’s a variety of fun ways you can use them and I’ve also included lyrics word strips with and without the keywords underlined.
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For another super fun and engaging way to teach the first half of this song, head over to see this I Will Follow God’s Plan Rebus Puzzles lesson plan next!
What other fun ways could you use these I Will Follow God’s Plan Color & Match printables as part of your Primary Singing Time?
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