7 Singing Time Ideas: My Heavenly Father Loves Me

I have such fond memories singing My Heavenly Father Loves Me in Primary! It’s 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 are a few of the singing time ideas I’ve used and are planning to use, to teach My Heavenly Father Loves Me.

7 different lesson plans and ideas for Primary Singing Time music leaders / choristers to teach My Heavenly Father Loves Me! #LDS #Primary #MusicLeader #PrimaryChorister #Imamormon #Music #SingingTime

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7 Singing Time Ideas for
My Heavenly Father Loves Me

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!

My Heavenly Father Loves Me - Primary Singing Time Game - Pick a Picture Phrase

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 a game called Not That Word.

In this game, they’ll cross out words that don’t belong until there are only the “right” words left.

My Heavenly Father Loves Me - Not That Word Game for Primary Singing Time music leaders / choristers

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 children think about their senses and how we recognize gifts from a loving Heavenly Father.

My Heavenly Father Loves Me - Senses Lesson Plan for Primary Singing time music leaders / choristers

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!

My Heavenly Father Loves Me - Lesson plan for Primary singing time for music leaders / choristers!

6. My Heavenly Father Loves Me – 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.

My Heavenly Father Loves Me dance scarves

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 Play-doh rolling mats / templates to represent some of the keywords in the song – with two ways to play!

My Heavenly Father Loves Me - A fun playdoh creations game to teach this wonderful primary song - great lesson plan for LDS music leaders / choristers! Printable playmats and directions. #LDS #Imamormon #Primary #PrimaryChorister #MusicLeader #SingingTime

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.

My Heavenly Father Loves Me recorder sheet music

Since most 4th graders learn the recorder as part of their school curriculum, they’ll love trying this Primary song version!

Easy ideas including printables for primary music leaders to teach My Heavenly Father Loves Me for singing time! Chorister ideas include music patterns with scarves, picture word strips, and more! See all our LDS last minute printables, games + ideas!

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