Dive right into to teaching this fun Primary song with these 25 The Holy Ghost Singing Time Ideas! There’s something to reach all of your Primary children with a variety of ideas based off the Singing Time Learning Styles.
Will you be teaching this song as part of your list of songs for the year? This song is included in 3 years of the Come Follow Me Primary Program songs. I recommend teaching it as part of the Doctrine & Covenant Primary Songs list, but it’s also part of the New Testament and Old Testament lists.
You can see fun ideas here to get you started, then click through on the ones with a link for the full directions and printable lesson plans!
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The Holy Ghost Teaching Packet
I’ve assembled a packet with my 7 favorite teaching activities all with extended bonus printables in one teaching packet with flip chart making it super easy to jump right in with teaching this song to your Primary kiddos. You can pickup The Holy Ghost packet in my shop here. It is also available in my Etsy shop here.
The Holy Ghost Flip Charts
A helpful first resource, is to grab our The Holy Ghost Flip Chart! There are 3 options to fit your needs. I always like to keep a flip chart on hand just in case. It’s a good resource for if I failed to plan something or if the kids just seem to be struggling with the lyrics. Plus, it works as a no-pre singing time idea by just cutting out the lyrics into word strips!
This song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page #105. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
9 The Holy Ghost Singing Time Ideas
To start, I’ve rounded up all of the different lesson plans and ideas here on my blog to share with you so you can look through all of them and pick the ones you might like to use in your Primary room! Then, there are even more ideas by other Primary leaders down below.
1. The Holy Ghost – Hand Pattern
Get everyone clapping and patsching along to the rhythm with this upbeat and lively The Holy Ghost Singing Time Ideas Hand Pattern activity! It’s great for tons of repetition and engaging the kids with the music. You could consider cutting the pattern into strips and mixing up the order to have a lot of fun or to see if they can remember the correct order of the pattern!
2. The Holy Ghost – Number Problems
Teach The Holy Ghost with some logical number problems! Your math geniuses will take the lead with this activity trying to figure out what each number of the song represents. With two different printable options (with or without words) you can easily add this activity to your own singing time lesson plans!
3. The Holy Ghost – Word Map
Learn the song line-by-line with this interactive and colorful The Holy Ghost Word Map that helps the children understand what the message of this song is and all the ways that the Holy Ghost helps us in our lives.
4. The Holy Ghost – Jingle Bells
Sing through The Holy Ghost over and over while having fun with bells as you learn to notice the differences between beat, melody, rhythm, and the words and how they interact with each other!
5. The Holy Ghost – Hangman Blanks
Challenge the kids to help you figure out the missing phrase with this stretched out version of hangman! My Primary kids were so engaged with singing all so they could guess a letter!
Fun, easy, and no prop needed! See how we played Hangman Blanks for The Holy Ghost Singing Time Ideas with extension ideas!
6. The Holy Ghost – Finger Lights
Teach an important lesson about paying attention to the Holy Ghost while you have so much fun learning or reviewing the song that goes with it! We used The Holy Ghost Finger Lights ideas to demonstrate how to better pay attention to the spirit while engaging with this song! This is a great activity to use for the first time teaching this song.
7. The Holy Ghost – Still Small Voice
Use this fun and purposeful game to help you review The Holy Ghost in your Primary Room. Just pass along this cute Still Small Voice prop and when the music stops, have the child holding the card whisper sing the next word of the song!
8. The Holy Ghost Singing Time Ideas – Sensing the Holy Ghost
Sing through The Holy Ghost a few times. Make it fun and engaging with simple hand actions or with an action for specific words.
Then, pause after singing through the song a couple of times. Point out what feeling the spirit feels like. Ask what the spirit feels like to the kids. Then continue singing the song another time before switching to a different activity to help tie in the messaging.
See our Search, Ponder and Pray Feel the Spirit activity for ideas and visuals that will work with any song! Or bring in a picture of the Savior! This would be a perfect activity to incorporate with the Still Small Voice activity above!
9. The Holy Ghost – Quiet Calming Sounds
I didn’t make any formal lesson plans for this activity. Instead, I just asked the older children to make some sounds for me.
You can start first by playing a noisy sound clip. Ask the children if they can hear you whisper. Keep lowering and lower the volume until they can hear you. We can’t hear the Spirit if we’re always distracted by everything around us.
Now, call up helpers and ask them, one by one, if they could make a certain quiet or calm sound.
Examples of quiet sounds could include: Baby sleeping, gentle stream, vacuum, rain, fireplace, heartbeat, the ocean, etc.
If the child I first asked couldn’t make the particular sound, I just asked the next child in line to help and asked them to try one of the easier sounds next.
You’ll only spend a minute or two demonstrating calming sounds. You could instead do one sound between each time singing through the song.
Then, I briefly shared how sometimes those noises are background noises that we don’t pay any attention to. We have to pay really close attention to notice and recognize certain quiet sounds.
I asked the children: How is the Holy Ghost like those quiet sounds?
16 MORE Different Ways to Teach The Holy Ghost
Now, you’ll find here additional fun way to teach this song created by other Primary music leader / Primary chorister to have a meaningful way to teach this as a new song for your Primary Program sacrament meeting presentation.
1. The Holy Ghost – Spiral Notebook
How fun and creative is this idea! You’ll grab a pencil and a spiral bound notebook to make some living music with these two easy props. It adds some fun repetition and lots of singing and gets the kids moving. It can be a fun rhythm to use for the second verse.
See how Sharla uses a Spiral Notebook to teach The Holy Ghost (starts at 11:40).
2. The Holy Ghost – Soda Can
I really liked this unique and fun visual to help represent the influence of the Holy Ghost! I hadn’t heard of comparing the Holy Ghost to a can of soda, but it’s really creative and meaningful – plus a visual the kids will love including crushing a can!
3. The Holy Ghost – Pattern & Actions
Follow along with this fun patsch pattern mixed with simple hand actions to help the Junior Primary kids learn this song.
4. The Holy Ghost – Quiz & I Spy
Little LDS Ideas came up with this cute and simple Holy Ghost Quiz that will be a fun different way to introduce The Holy Ghost song in Primary! Plus, you can expand on the quiz with a simple and fun I Spy game! See all the steps in her post.
5. Body Rhythm (Facebook Group)
6. Small Voice Whisper Paths (Facebook Group)
7. Water Object Lesson (YouTube)
8. Simplifed ASL Sign Language (YouTube)
9. Simple Objects Ideas (Facebook Group)
10. Cup Pattern (YouTube)
11. Partner Arm Swings (YouTube)
12. Eye Exam Chart (Facebook Group)
13. Can You Smell It? (Teaching Primary Music)
14. Telephone Game (Facebook Group)
15. Melody Map Mountain (Teaching Primary Music)
16. Bell Notes Chart (Primary notes 29)
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How else have you taught The Holy Ghost? Share in the comments to add to this list of singing time ideas!