In February, I’ll be teaching He Sent His Son in singing time as part of the New Testament Primary songs! I have loved reading through the lyrics of this song and listening to it. It’s a beautiful testimony of the role of Jesus Christ in Heavenly Father’s plan for all His children.
Continue on to see all of our He Sent His Son Singing Time ideas with easy ways to teach this song in Primary!
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To help you easily plan for this month, I created 8 unique lesson plans using this Song Planner worksheet. This planner has been a great way to make sure that I’m incorporating different learning styles in singing time!
He Sent His Son Flip Charts
The perfect way to get started with this song is to make sure you’re ready with a flip chart! Head over here to grab the printable He Sent His Son Flip Chart! I always like to have one on hand, just in case!! There are several styles of flip charts and sizes within the post to fit your needs.
This is song on page number 34 in the Children’s Songbook. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
How do I Teach He Sent His Son?
Teach He Sent His Son by introducing the song line by line with showing the questions and answers this song asks line by line. Next, try adding movement with a sway and freeze sequence.
After that, you’ll be ready to add in a fun crack the code logic activity or bring in ribbon wands or bells, or any of these other fun ways to teach this song. Pick your favorite teaching ideas from this list to get started.
10 He Sent His Son Singing Time Ideas
This post will help you find all of my He Sent His Son teaching 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. He Sent His Son – Sway and Freeze
Get up and get moving with this Singing Time Ideas for He Sent His Son Sway and Freeze review activity! This activity is a easy way to incorporate movement into singing time.
Simply sway back and forth while singing and FREEZE at the end of each phrase. For full activity details + a free printable FREEZE card, check out this post here!
2. He Sent His Son – Crack the Code
Let your primary kiddos use their best spy skills in this He Sent His Son Crack the Code introduction activity! Put together a “code” for He Sent His Son that includes symbols for major words of the song and blanks for other words.
Crack the code to guess what song title you’ll be learning! For full activity details, as well as a printable code, check out the full post!
3. He Sent His Son – Ribbon Wands
Use a patterned ribbon wand sequence to teach He Sent His Son! There’s a simple pattern for Junior and a more complex pattern for Senior Primary. It’s such a great way to learn this song with movement that matches the words and adds purpose! Head over to grab the pattern and printable Ribbon Wand chart for He Sent His Son.
4. He Sent His Son – Words of the Prophet
I LOVE this He Sent His Son Words of the Prophet activity because it’s a simple way to invite the Spirit into primary while you introduce He Sent His Son this month!
Simply print out quotes from prophets and read as you sing! Check out this post on He Sent His Son Words of the Prophet for full details and a printable with a bunch of quotes from Latter-day Saints Prophets & Apostles to use for this activity!
5. He Sent His Son – Jingle Bells
Jingle bells can be such a fun instrument to add to your singing time lessons! For this He Sent His Son Jingle Bells activity, simply choose keywords that you will shake the jingle bells on. Head on over to this post for a full explanation of the activity and a printable lesson plan.
6. He Sent His Son – Finish the Sentence
My primary kiddos always love a fun word game! Your primary will love this He Sent His Son Finish the Sentence activity and you will love how easy it is to prep! For this activity, simply write out the lyrics to the song in short phrases, with the last word of the phrase omitted. Have some fun filling in the blanks!
7. He Sent His Son – What’s in the Bag?
This activity is a great way to introduce He Sent His Son this month! All you have to do to prep for this activity is gather a few items from your house to symbolize the song.
Put those items in a brown paper bag and have a little child guess what’s inside! Check out the post here for the full activity instructions for He Sent His Son What’s in the Bag, including fun ideas for items to put in the bag.
8. He Sent His Son – Singing Cupid
If you’re looking for the perfect activity for Valentine’s Day, you’ve come to the right place! This fun He Sent His Son Singing Cupid is such a fun and simple way to practice the song while having some Valentine’s Day fun! Simply print out the singing cupid included in the post and play this fun twist on hot potato!
9. He Sent His Son – Questions and Answers Match
Separate the questions and the answers from this song and mix them up – then try finding the matches with one line of the song at a time! This helps to build a connection with the questions and answers and what the meaning of the song is. Plus, add picture of Jesus to up the matching challenge and bring a visual into the game! See our printable He Sent His Son Question and Answers Match.
10. He Sent His Son – My 3 Friends
This He Sent His Son – My 3 Friends activity is such a fun way to get the Bishopric or missionaries in your ward involved in primary! Invite 3 individuals to come to primary and introduce themselves as an attribute of Christ.
Love, Sacrifice, and Peace are some attributes of Christ that can help as you teach this song this month! Check out the full details and scripts for each character in the He Sent His Son My 3 Friends post. This would be a great review activity that adds lots of additional meaning about good works and principles!
20 More Ways to Teach He Sent His Son
1. He Sent His Son – Hand Bells Chart
You can have fun teaching with Hand Bells one week while teaching He Sent His Son primary song! Just grab your choice of printable hand bell chart or Play-along DVD from Merry Bells! The song is transposed into the key of c so it can play with the classic 8-bell set. Use the promo code PrimarySinging to save 10% on any purchase.
2. He Sent His Son – Hand Actions
Get hands on with this mix of Sign Language and other actions to visualize the songs. This Youtube video with the He Sent His Son actions will help give you ideas to follow or to adapt with your own hand actions to teach this song!
3. He Sent His Son – Detectives
This cute idea stashes a clue inside a manilla envelope with a number of how many hidden images around the room the Primary kids will seek out to find. I love how this divides the Primary room into groups and lets them work together in a small groups with these printable He Sent His Son Detectives game by The Barefoot Chorister.
4. He Sent His Son – Melody Map
Follow along with this melody chart, that starts at 7:04 in this video. Sharla Dance does a great job of making her activities so fun and engaging.
5. He Sent His Son – Moving Boxes
Can the Primary children help you sort out which questions go where, and then how to place the song phrase in the right places with the different color boxes? Head over to Sharla’s website to see Moving Boxes Primary activities.
6. Chalkboard Lyrics Map (Facebook Group)
7. Hand Actions (Facebook Group)
8. Sing-Along Video (YouTube)
9. General Conference Primary & YW Choir (YouTube)
10. Paper Plates Pattern (YouTube)
11. Ribbon Wands Alternate (YouTube)
12. Ball Rhythms (YouTube)
13. Personal Pictures (Teaching Primary Music)
14. Puppets Q&A (YouTube)
15. Junior Primary Puzzle (Facebook Group)
16. Big Picture Poster Boards (Facebook Group)
17. Finger Lights (YouTube)
18. Life Size Game Pieces (Facebook Group)
19. DIY Poster (Facebook Group)
20. Jeopardy Review (Facebook Group)
And that’s it! These fun activities are designed to help a Primary music leader prepare to teach these songs and bring the Spirit and some fun into primary singing time. I hope these activities are helpful as you plan for this month!
If you need additional planner helps, this Primary Singing Binder has so many amazing resources to help you stay organized!