My choice song for February is Baptism, which I started introducing in my January lesson plans! I’m excited to be doing a different baptism song, after back-to-back years of teaching When I Am Baptized. I love that other song, but I’m really ready for a change! This is a great song, too, so I’m excited to share this beautiful song with the kids.
I easily came up with 8 different and unique lesson plans using my Song Planner Worksheet that will last me for the whole year! Pop over to grab that free printable, it’s a crucial resource!
Grab the flip chart for Baptism to help in leading this song and for your teachers and visitors!
8 Singing Time Ideas for Baptism
1. Baptism – Body Rhythm
Try out this simple Baptism Body Rhythm pattern to add in movement and repetition easily! This no-prep activity will work just as well for any of the verse of the Baptism song. Once you’ve tried the basic pattern, let your kids help you adapt the pattern and come up with a new challenge!
2. Baptism –Rebus
Try a fun word puzzle with the Baptism song lyrics to help teach the words and build in lots of repetition. I’ve created a free printable version for the first two verses, but this could be extended to future verses, too. You can challenge the older kids or use the posters to help teach the lyrics. Grab our Baptism Rebus activity.
3. Baptism – Silent Video OR Special Arrangement
Introduce the Baptism Song with a Special Arrangement! This can be a meaningful way to help the kids connect with the song or even touch their hearts with the spirit of the song. Another way to approach this activity is using the Bible Videos to present a silent video.
4. Baptism – Drumming the Beat
Have fun with the rhythm of the song with this easy and fun Baptism drumming activity! You don’t have to bring in an actual drum, instead you can use a hymn book, table, even the back of the chairs or their laps as they drum along with you.
5. Baptism – Line Match Game
Fill in the song with this simple Baptism line matching game! You’ll post questions on one side of the whiteboard and pictures to match on the other side of the board, scrambled. Let the kids use a whiteboard marker to find the right match!
6. Baptism – Finger Drawing
Set up an imaginary canvas and let the kids help you “draw” the scene of the Baptism Song with this finger drawing activity! You’ll use simple actions to draw your way through the song. I’ve included ideas for all 3 verses and extension activities, too.
7. Baptism – Rhythm Partners
Try a fun Baptism rhythm pattern — with partners! This lesson plan includes 3 different patterns from simple to a challenge pattern to adapt to different ages. Plus, extension activity ideas. Best of all, it works for all 3 verses!
8. Baptism – Picture the River
Help the children to visualize the Jordan river and Jesus’ baptism day with this Picture the River lesson plan! Bring in simple objects to help bring substance to the visualization and make Christ’s baptism more relatable to the children! Includes a printable picture perfect for showing off the scene.
What other ideas do you have for teaching Baptism? Share them in the comments to add to this resource!