I have such fond memories singing My Heavenly Father Loves Me in Primary! This song title is the one I chose for my baptism, so it holds an extra special place in my heart.
This is a great song that teaches how everything around us and all of our blessings we have been given are from a loving Heavenly Father – I just love that message!
Here you can find all of the Come Follow Me Primary songs in that music list I’ve used with lots of fun ways to teach all of the songs, including how I’m teaching My Heavenly Father Loves Me.
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My Heavenly Father Loves Me Flip Chart
A great first place to start is with our My Heavenly Father Loves Me Flip Charts! Pick the style that works best for your Primary group and then you can use it combined with any of our fun singing time ideas below.
This beautiful song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page #228. It’s one of my favorite primary songs! Grab the sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
8 My Heavenly Father Loves Me Singing Time Ideas
This post will help you find all of my My Heavenly Father Loves Me 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. My Heavenly Father Loves Me – Pick a Picture Phrase
This idea may be best for Junior Primary, but can also be used in Senior. You’ll make a word symbol puzzle for My Heavenly Father Loves Me!
Take just a few pictures / symbols per phrase of the song and let the kids help you unscramble their way through the song. They’ll love this crack the code game that’s at their level! They’re almost like a word strip but with pictures scramble them up to see if they can get them back in the right order!
- Pick a Picture Phrase Game & Printable
2. My Heavenly Father Loves Me – Not That Word
A great alternative for the Pick a Picture Phrase game, try this Not That Word game in Senior Primary. The Senior primary loves the challenge, so we’ll be playing My Heavenly Father Loves Me Not That Word.
In this game, they’ll cross out words that don’t belong until there are only the “right” words left.
- Not That Word Game & Printable
3. My Heavenly Father Loves Me – Matching Senses
In My Heavenly Father Loves Me we talk about 4 different senses. This lesson plan can help the little children think about their senses and how we recognize gifts from a loving Heavenly Father. You could use a large poster board to bring all of the different senses together.
- Matching Senses Game & Printable
4. My Heavenly Father Loves Me – Sights & Sounds Videos
When you’re ready for the 2nd verse of My Heavenly Father Loves Me, there’s no better way to introduce the songs meaningful words than by showing some videos that will really make an impact. This lesson plan helps remind us to be grateful for the many blessings we have.
5. My Heavenly Father Loves Me – Hand Bells
The kids LOVE using hand bells! If you haven’t tried them yet, now is a great time to get started. This song is so pretty with hand bells accompaniment. Includes a link to a free chart to download! Each hand bell note is represented with a different color that coordinates with most common hand bell sets.
6. My Heavenly Father Loves Me – Dance Scarves
The Junior primary especially loves reinforcing songs with scarves play, but don’t be mislead – the Senior boys secretly love it, too! I created a simple scarves pattern that correlates with My Heavenly Father Loves Me. Great for even the second verse.
7. My Heavenly Father Loves Me – Playdoh Creations
I’m planning to use this Playdoh Creations game as a fun review game later in the year. To play, I created cute Playdoh rolling mats / templates to represent some of the keywords in the song like the lilac tree and the blue sky – with two different ways to play! This activity is perfect for the first verse.
8. My Heavenly Father Loves Me – Recorder
As a fun bonus activity, try this Recorder version of My Heavenly Father Loves Me! It would be fun assignment for a 4th grader to learn and practice to share in Primary.
Since most 4th graders learn the recorder as part of their school curriculum, they’ll love trying this Primary song version! You might try to include just small parts of the song for a unique and different way to engage the kiddos with the music. Try assigning the music to the oldest class and I bet they’ll rock it!
17 More Ways to Teach My Heavenly Father Loves Me
If you’re looking for even more inspiration, I’ve sourced some of my favorite ideas and wonderful things for other Primary Music Leader and Primary chorister to help you teach this song in fun and varied ways if this is a new song for your Primary children.
1. My Heavenly Father Loves Me – Hand Bells
My Primary children always love it when I bring hand bells in and Merry Bells makes it easy with their play along videos or printable bell charts. This song is included in Primary Song set 1. Use the coupon code PrimarySinging to save 10%.
2. My Heavenly Father Loves Me – Song Visuals
These gorgeous song visuals to teach the song were originally created by Sugardoodle but are shared on Camille’s Primary Ideas. They are really beautiful visual aid printables for “the color of butterfly wings”, “song of a bird”, “magical sound of things” and other lines of the lyrics.
3. My Heavenly Father Loves Me – Hand Actions & Props
Klysta turns my senses lesson plan above interactive with these fun ideas!! It might be a little much to keep you super busy and running around, but maybe you can have a child help run one step of the actions!
4. Lyrics Quiz (Facebook Group)
5. Picture Wheels (Facebook Group)
6. Sights and Sounds (Sharla Dance)
7. Emojis (Facebook Group)
8. Hand Clap Pattern (Sharla Dance)
9. Picture Order (Sharla Dance)
10. Eraser Pass (Sharla Dance)
11. Cartoon Illustrations (Facebook Group)
12. ASL & Hand Actions (Facebook Group)
13. Aided Language Display (Facebook Group)
14. Mini Coloring Book (Facebook Group)
15. ASL Video (YouTube)
16. Song Visuals Around the World (In the Leafy Treetops)
17. Sing-Along Video (YouTube)
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