Are you looking for fun I Will Follow God’s Plan singing time ideas this year? It’s a great song that’s included in the list of New Testament Primary Songs and is also on the Doctrine & Covenants rotation! Will this be one of your Sacrament Meeting Primary Program song choices?
I love to try to pick at least a couple of upbeat song to go with some of the pretty but slow songs we include each year. I think this is a really great song to teach this year, and I’m sure your Primary Presidency will agree!! It feels like not the go-to song to pick, and I love doing a different song that I haven’t taught in a while.
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I Will Follow God’s Plan Flip Charts
To help you get started teaching this song, head over to pick from 4 good choices of I Will Follow God’s Plan Flip Charts! I have a colorful option, lyrics only version, and even a slideshow if you have tech in your Primary room. Plus, a color-in option flip chart that’s fun for those without colored ink.
This song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page #164. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
5 I Will Follow God’s Plan Teaching Ideas Packet
How do I Teach I Will Follow God’s Plan?
It will be easy to teach I Will Follow God’s Plan song by pairing it with the Plan of Salvation visuals. You’ll teach the song line by line following the lyrics. Then, use the melody map to help connect the words to the melody.
After your first two weeks with the song, you can build in some meaningful experiences with the song with the rebus puzzle, body rhythm, and other fun activities below!
8 I Will Follow God’s Plan Singing Time Ideas
This post will help you find all of my I Will Follow God’s Singing Time ideas around this blog. Plus, I’m also sharing additional favorite lesson plans from other Primary music leaders at the end of this post!
1. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Scrambled Letters
Give the kids a challenge to hold up these letter cue cards in a mixed up order and the unscramble them to reveal a hidden message on the back of the cards, too! Head over to grab this I Will Follow God’s Plan Scrambled Letters lesson plan.
2. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Rebus Puzzles
I had so much fun creating this meaningful logic puzzles to connect the older children with each line of the song. There are 8 different I Will Follow God’s Plan Rebus Puzzles to let the kids try to crack while learning the message of this wonderful Primary song from the Children’s songbook.
3. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Color & Match
If you’re looking for a way to get the younger children involved that has lots of options and flexibility, you’ll love this I Will Follow God’s Plan Color & Match! You can let the Primary children work together to color a clue card and then match it to the right part of the song. Or play a traditional match game to find the picture and keyword matches.
This activity has LOTS of ways to incorporate and include a larger group of Primary kids and is a great way to help everyone feel involved and pick out the correct picture for the key words.
4. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Melody Chart
Help the younger children visualize the melody movement and keywords with this I Will Follow God’s Plan Melody Chart! It’s a fun way to bring the song to life in a little different way and add in tons of singing repetition that won’t feel boring.
5. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Plan of Salvation
I just love how this activity turned out! You’ll use a traditional Plan of Salvation flow chart to help teach the song lyrics in a simple and purposeful way. Then, you can connect it either simply or with a little extra depth to the Plan of Salvation! Head over here to grab this I Will Follow God’s Plan of Salvation activity.
You’ll get lots of repetition singing the song as you build up the words of the song by adding just a couple lines of the song as you make your way through the activity.
6. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Body Rhythm
Add in movement that follows the beat and rhythm of the lyrics in this I Will Follow God’s Plan Body Rhythm idea! You’ll be up and down, spinning and clapping and singing lots of times in a fun way. Then, the next week you can follow it with one of these next two rhythm activities for even more movement!
7. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Egg Carton Rhythm
For something a little different, try tapping out the rhythm with an empty egg carton container to make your own little band in Primary! Head over here to grab this I Will Follow God’s Plan Egg Carton Rhythm patterns lesson plan.
8. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Partner Arm Swings
Some kids learn best by interacting with their peers and it can help to bring unity into the Primary room! You can use this fun I Will Follow God’s Plan Partner Arm Swings activity to work together using purposeful movement to have fun and learn this song at the same time!
22 More Ways to Teach I Will Follow God’s Plan
1. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Hand Bells
Merry Bells makes using hand bells so easy with the notes transposed so you won’t need an A# bell! This song is included in the Primary Songs 1 Printable Charts and play-along DVDs. Use the promo code PrimarySinging to save 10%!
2. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Rhythm & Cup Pattern
Want to add in purposeful movement and have fun learning the rhythm of the music? See Klysta’s video here with two activities in one!
3. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Hand Actions
I loved this Brother’s enthusiasm and the kids will too. You can teach I Will Follow God’s Plan with these fun Hand Actions and motions that help the kids connect the melody with the lyrics and better remember the words.
4. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Paper Plates
Watch Sharla Dance’s fun Paper Plates video demo to follow along with this really fun way to teach this song!
5. I Will Follow God’s Plan – My Life
You can use the traditional 5 W questions to help add meaning to this song. Break down the lyrics into the things given to you and then the things you will do. Then answer each of those W-questions together. You could pair this one with the previous idea to use paper plates timed with some of the keywords.
6. I Will Follow God’s Plan – Tile Words
This Tile Envelope Word Game would be a perfect challenge for your Senior Primary kiddos! They’ll love helping to build the word by piecing together the puzzle pieces that connect partial words.
7. I Will Follow God’s Plan – ASL
You can’t go wrong with teaching the song with signs!! This Simplified ASL Video is easy to follow along with as you learn the signs to teach them to your Older and Junior Primary children.
8. Sing-Along Video (YouTube)
9. Hand Pattern (Facebook Group)
10. Piano Solo (YouTube)
11. Right and Wrong Items (Singing Magic Blog)
12. Egg Shaker Pattern (Sharla on YouTube)
13. Rhythm Sticks Pattern (Teaching Primary Music)
14. Rhythm Band (Teaching Primary Music)
15. Action Words (Teaching Primary Music)
16. Which Category (Teaching Primary Music)
17. Word strip Gifts (Facebook Group)
18. The Story Behind I Will Follow God’s Plan (Tabernacle Choir)
19. Paper Cups Pattern (Sharla YouTube)
20. Rhythm Sticks Pattern (Sharla YouTube)
21. Parachute Activity (Facebook Group)
22. Board Game Poster (Arizona Forever Blog)
Head over next to see all of our I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus Singing Time Ideas! Including a really fun color code, pick a picture, word shapes, dominoes clack, and many more!
What other fun I Will Follow God’s Plan singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.