This may not be the most popular song pick, but it’s one of my favorites I’ve ever taught! And with these 7 An Angel Came to Joseph Smith singing time ideas, it’ll be easy and fun to teach this song to your Primary.
If you’re looking for a catchy, fun, and easy to teach song for your choice song for April, An Angel Came to Joseph Smith is a great choice! I think it’s the perfect song to teach as part of the Doctrine & Covenants Primary Songs for Come Follow Me.
You will sing of the angel Moroni coming to visit the Prophet Joseph Smith and then the additional verses share stories from the sacred record he found (the golden plates!)
I love how upbeat it is plus how short and sweet the lyrics are. They get a message across in just a few lines which makes me really excited to be teaching this song this year!
If you haven’t heard it yet, pop over to the LDS Songbook to listen to the song.
To get started, grab a copy of our An Angel Came to Joseph Smith flip chart! There are several different styles including with pictures, just lyrics and even a slideshow option! Then, you’ll be ready to lead and teach this great song with ease.
Have you ever heard this song? It is SO cute and is already pre-approved! This song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page #86. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
7 An Angel Came to Joseph Smith Singing Time Ideas
I had so much fun creating a variety of different ways to teach this song using the different learning methods. There’s a little something to reach all of the children with these different activities below!
1. An Angel Came to Joseph Smith – Scripture Connection
Tie in the scriptures to teach about the meaning behind An Angel Came to Joseph Smith lyrics. Each verse shares a story from the scriptures and we’ve tied in a conference address for the final verse!
2. An Angel Came to Joseph Smith – Melody Chart
Show how the notes and melody moves through this song with a ready-to-print melody chart! Skip all the work of creating a melody chart with this easy printable for the 1st and 4th verse of An Angel Came to Joseph Smith.
3. An Angel Came to Joseph Smith – Senses / Nature
Bring in little pieces of nature to help build a physical connection to the stories shared in An Angel Came to Joseph Smith. The concrete representation of the stories will help the children remember the examples throughout the song.
4. An Angel Came to Joseph Smith – Show & Sing
Instead of a traditional show and tell game, in this activity the kids will get to color the song while you’re singing along and then come up to “present” their coloring pages in this fun singing time lesson of Show & Sing! A great way to review the verses or introduce a new verse of this fun song.
5. An Angel Came to Joseph Smith – Skits
Let the kids learn the stories behind the lyrics in this fun mini skits lesson plan where they get to be the stars of the show! Includes sample scripts for each of the 4 verses of An Angel Came to Joseph Smith.
- An Angel Came to Joseph Smith – Skits Lesson Plan
6. An Angel Came to Joseph Smith – Body Rhythm
Get moving with a fun, and easy, body rhythm pattern to the upbeat song, An Angel Came to Joseph Smith. A perfect activity to review a verse (or the song) over and over in either Junior or Senior Primary!
7. An Angel Came to Joseph Smith – Jingle Bells
Let the kids get a feel for the beat of An Angel Came to Joseph Smith with jingle bells! With several ways to extend the activity and provide a challenge, your Primary will love this activity.
For more activities and lesson plans, browse our menus or recent posts to find inspiration for singing time Come Follow Me Primary songs!
What other fun ways will you teach An Angel Came to Joseph Smith? Share in the comments below to add to this list!