I can’t think of a better song that I Will Follow God’s Plan to teach the children about the Plan of Salvation!! But don’t worry, I know this isn’t supposed to be sharing time so the focus is ALL on the song lyrics, with a subtle tie-in to the Plan of Salvation and tons of singing as you build up the lyrics line-by-line.
I Will Follow God’s Plan of Salvation
How to Play:
Sing through I Will Follow God’s Plan (flipchart here!) once before introducing this activity.
Bring out a gift with the gift tag “Life is a Gift”. Tuck all the other pieces inside the gift bag or box.
Ask a child to come up and have them pick out the “plan” picture from the gift bag. Add it to the board and sing the first 2 lines of the song. Then, tell the children we’ll use this map to help us put the rest of the pieces in the correct order.
Have another child come up and dig through the gift bag to find the next item in order. Add it to the board at the very top and add that line of the song singing from the beginning to that point. Keep going adding a piece and adding a line of the song. You’ll get in TONS of repetition in a fun way.
Briefly share a testimony about our life having a very real and specific purpose and how having that knowledge can help the children in their lives to bring comfort, strength, direction, etc. Not everyone knows the answers to those important life questions of why we are here, where are we going, and what is our purpose.
- Send home the half page “plan” for the kids to practice the song at home!
- Use the blank Plan of Salvation pages to teach an interactive lesson on the plan of salvation where the kids can add in
- Print the plan of salvation pieces as well and paste them on the back (or leave them separate). After you’ve made it all the way through the song, flip over the pieces to reveal Heavenly Father’s Plan of Happiness. Or, put those pieces up beside the lyrics ones to show the progression through the song and through our spiritual & life journey.
- Flip over the words from lyrics to PlaAssign the kids into 2 groups by shape – one group for lines and one group for the rest of the song. They’ll sing only their lines of the song and hum the alternate parts.
For another fun lesson plan that breaks down the lyrics in a unique way to learn the song, head over to see this I Feel My Savior’s Love Word Map!
I Will Follow God’s Plan Printable Plan of Salvation Singing Time Idea!
This packet of printables includes 6 pages you’ll want to print for the lesson plan. They’re large enough for everyone in the room to see!
I’ve included additional printables like a 1/2 sheet with lyrics that would be perfect to send home with the Primary children! Plus, a black and white printable option and a lesson plan printable. These extended files are all included in the INSTANT Primary Singing membership when I Will Follow God’s Plan is the featured song of the month.
Those that might want to extend or adapt these printables to teach the Plan of Salvation, you’ll love this matching Plan of Salvation Teaching Aids packet! You’ll put together a large Plan of Salvation map together sharing what Heavenly Father’s plan for us looks like!
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If you loved this idea, you’ll also love this fun I Will Follow God’s Plan Melody Chart! You can help the children learn the melody while pointing out some of the keywords in this really visual engaging way!
What other fun ways could you adapt this I Will Follow God’s Plan of Salvation lesson plan? I can’t wait to hear how you end up using it!