Do you wan to have a meaningful hands or highly visual singing time to teach about how the Spirit teaches us? Turn to this fun Search Ponder and Pray Feel the Spirit singing time idea below!
It will really become a meaningful singing time teaching with the spiritual connection learning style and using everyday objects the kids already understand to teach like Jesus did, a little bit like a parable! As you compare objects and make significant connections.
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Search Ponder and Pray Feel the Spirit
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Sing through Search Ponder and Pray (Flip Chart here) once, before introducing this activity. You can pause the singing right after the 3rd line or just ask immediately after, did you hear that? “I feel the Spirit start to grow within my heart.”
Have you ever felt the Spirit growing in your heart? Let’s talk about what the Spirit might feel like.
You can bring in physical objects or use the image files below. Either way, you’ll want to ask the children to picture how the item makes them feel and how it might relate to how the Spirit feels.
I’ve included both objects that relate to how the Spirit feels and contrasting items that might be how we’re feeling without the Spirit. You can talk about the drastic difference between heat and cold, for example, to demonstrates how not feeling the Spirit and feeling the Spirit can make a drastic difference in our lives, even if the feeling is soft and subtle, his influence is drastic!
Ask, which of these is more like the Spirit? Why? In what was is it like how we feel the Spirit?
After each object, sing through the song and ask the children to be thinking of the object and how it’s like the Spirit as you sing!
Objects to include:
- Portable Heater – vs – Portable Fan = (Heater) We feel warm inside!
- Fire – vs – Snow = (Fire) He warns us of dangers
- Violin – vs – Piano = (Piano) Speaks softly to our hearts
- Soil – vs – Leaves = (Soil) The Spirit is an actual living being that helps us grow
- Blanket – vs – Rock = (Blanket) The spirit comforts us
You can wrap up the singing time by asking the children what are some ways the Spirit feels like to you and bearing a simple and sweet testimony that the Spirit speaks in a variety of ways to each of us, but will speak to each of them individually and reach them in whatever ways he can!
- Ask the kids what other everyday object they can think of that remind them of the feeling of the Spirit?
- If you bring in physical object, have the kids help make a match of which two they want to contrast (they can pick any 2 and go through a variety of options!).
- Let the kids spend time feeling the object (heater, fan, soil, etc) and then talk about what they felt – then relate it to the Spirit!
For another fun singing time with a similar vibe, head over to see our If the Savior Stood Beside Me Contrasting Choices singing time lesson plan! The kids will cross out the one that doesn’t belong!
Search Ponder and Pray Feel the Spirit Printable Singing Time Lesson Helps
This printable lesson plan includes a 1-page overview of how to use this idea in Singing Time with contrasting choices or bring in objects for a hands-on activity!
I’ve also included pictures you can use with this activity. Print the full page images with a keyword (print 5 or 10 if you want the contrasting items).
Or you can print the ink-saver 1-page version with my 4 favorite ways we feel the Spirit and an additional 2 pages if you’d like the contrasting options and the 5th additional way we feel the Spirit to use in Primary!
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Head over next to see our super fun themed Search Ponder and Pray Word Search for another great way to teach this song!
What other fun ways could you use these contrasting feelings to teach Search Ponder and Pray with ways to feel the Spirit?