For a super fun and engaging teaching idea, see this Seek the Lord Early Dot to Dot game! You’ll try to uncover the hidden picture that will lead to a beautiful moment to testify of how the simple little everyday actions build upon each other to create something significant — our testimonies!
I really like the Primary song Seek the Lord Early and it’s one I’m planning to teach this year for the Primary Program, even though it’s not on the list December!
I plan to include it as my may song pick in my Suggested 4-Year Song Rotation to help me add a wide variety of songs across the 4 different years of Come Follow Me study.
Seek the Lord Early Dot to Dot
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How to Play:
Sing through Seek the Lord Early (flip chart here!) once before introducing this activity.
Post up the pages you’d like to include. You can do just the first set (seek the Lord), just the second set (in Scriptures & Prayer), or just the 3 symbols (seek, scriptures, prayer). There’s also a 1-page option if you have a small Primary.
If you plan to include all 6 pages (set 1 and 2) then you might consider posting one set first, then adding the next.
I recommend doing just the 3 symbols for Junior Primary and including the word dot-to-dot for Senior Primary.
Ask the children what they notice. When they call out that they spot a red and green dot, as the kids what they think those are for? Explain the directions on how the activity will operate.
Directions: The first child will come up reverently and connect the first line from 1 to 2, then return to their seat and pass the marker down the row to the next child.
They will come up reverently and connect the line now from 2 to 3, returning reverently. If the kids run or goof around with the marker, it will be snatched, and they will have to wait until you start the song again the next time through.
Sing through Seek the Lord Early while the children reverently take turns helping to fill in the dot-to-dot. When the song ends, ask for guesses of what the picture might be. Start the song again while new helpers come up to continue the picture.
What ways did you hear in the song about how we can seek the Lord?
How do you seek the Lord?
Wrap up this activity by bearing a simple testimony on how simple actions add up, just like the lines in the dot-to-dot work together, to build faith and testimony!
3 More Ways to Use the
Seek the Lord Early Dot to Dot!
2nd Verse Idea: You can use the first set for the 2nd verse, if you would prefer to use this activity for the 2nd verse. Then, after the kids have completed the dot-to-dot, create a word map (example here) from the picture.
You’ll draw lines out from the page on the white board and add ways to seek the Lord (obey, listen to the prophets, keep the commandments, feel his love, seek early).
Seek Him Together: Pass out the individual page dot-to-dot pictures. Have the children sing with you and have everyone add the next line in sequence every time you sing words referencing Heavenly Father or Jesus Christ (Lord, He, Him, Father). You can stomp or clap while you sing to signal the children on the keyword.
Review Idea: Add lines to the dot-to-dot together as a Primary after singing through the song based on how well they sang (1-5 lines). This is great for reviewing!
For another really fun and engaging way to use color and dots in Primary, head over to our I Know My Father Lives Color Dot Puzzle! Color in with the dot color guide and reveal a hidden picture.
Seek the Lord Early Dot to Dot Printable Singing Time Idea
This printable Seek the Lord Early Dot to Dot lesson plan includes a 1-page guide of how to use this activity in Singing Time. You’ll also see a colorful guide to give you a sneak peek at what the dot to dot should end up looking roughly like.
There are also some fun extension activities that can help you adapt the printables to fit the 2nd verse, a small Primary, or use this activity as a review game!
You can then choose to print the 1-page printable activity page version (your choice between 2 pages) or print the large sized dot to dot to work on together as a Primary that’s 6 pages.
You’ll also love this fun themed Seek the Lord Early Body Rhythm with 3 different patterns and challenges to try!
What other fun ideas do you have for using this Seek the Lord Early Dot to Dot game?