12 Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Singing Time Ideas

I’m thrilled to be teaching Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Singing Time ideas in this post will help! It’s one I haven’t had a chance to do with the kids yet since my time as a Primary music leader.

I also think it’s just about the perfect song for this year’s theme of learning from the Savior. This song is a reminder to us parents that we have a super important role of teaching these children about Jesus — and they are often eager to learn!

You may want to grab the free flip chart for Tell Me the Stories of Jesus over here!

Also head over to see how I planned out a year of singing time lessons with this helpful post to show you my process.

With that out of the way, let’s jump into these Singing Time ideas for Tell me the Stories of Jesus! 

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Primary Singing Time Ideas for Music Leaders or home Come, Follow Me use! 12 different ideas and printables song helps to easily teach this song.

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12 Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Singing Time Ideas

Tell me the stories of Jesus Flip Chart and lyrics printables for Primary singing time

A perfect place to get started with teaching this song, head over and grab our Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Flip Chart! I don’t use flip charts often, but I always have one on hand for each of my songs. There’s lots of ways to use a flip chart for singing time, review, introducing the song and even for the primary program.

1. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus – Be Like Him

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Be Like Him Singing time ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders

Try your best to be like the Savior, just like his disciples did, in this fun lesson plan based on a popular PE game, Captain’s Deck. With a series of simple actions, they’ll try their best to follow your lead in this Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Be Like Him activity

2. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus – Crack the Code

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Crack the Code -- Primary Singing Time activity, game, idea for Singing Time! Or use it as a fun Come Follow Me activity for LDS families!

Get those logical thinkers activated in this fun Crack the Code game! With a series of dots, dashes, and a symbol for a long held notes you’ll be painting the lyrics out in a logical pattern for the children to solve! 

3. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus – Sermon Video

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Sermon Video Singing time ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders

What better way to very literally showcase all that this song is about then by sharing stories from Jesus!? In this lesson plan, you’ll pick your favorite Bible Video to share along with singing Tell Me the Stories of Jesus. It’s a great way to also tie in the Come, Follow Me curriculum with what the kids are learning throughout the week. 

4. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus – Rhythm Sticks

Big Arch Taps Rhythm Sticks Action Card printable music cards for music theory teaching music leaders and teachers singing time helps

Try out the tricky (or simple) Tell Me the Stories of Jesus rhythm sticks pattern to have fun while learning and reviewing this fun song! I’ve even got a video here, to show you the pattern. 

5. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus – Eraser Pass

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Eraser Pass - lesson plan and activity for LDS Primary Singing Time music leaders or a fun game for Primary classrooms and home Come, Follow Me study!

Engage the kids with this Tell Me the Stories of Jesus eraser pass game to find the perfect words to fit the song! They’ll have to choose words to eliminate until only the correct words are left. You can write them right up on the whiteboard and literally erase them or print out the printable and grab a large sharpie to cross out the wrong words! 

6. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus – Team Band

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Instruments for singing time

Create your own mini band in the Primary room with this fun activity that uses egg shakers, rhythm sticks, and jingle bell bracelets! (Feel free to substitute with other instruments, should you need to). Everyone will get a turn to feel the different rhythm patterns in this Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Team Band activity.

7. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus – Pick a Picture

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus - Pick a Picture lesson plan and activity for LDS Primary Singing Time music leaders and home study of Come, Follow Me for families!

As a perfect alternative to the Eraser Pass game above, this fill in the blank activity is perfect for Junior Primary! The Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Pick a Picture idea lets children help pick the right picture and fill in the song as you work your way through learning the verse.

8. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus – Color the Stories

12 Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Singing Time Ideas Easy ideas for Music Leaders Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Color the Stories 20220325 145338 1

Create your own storybook with a fun set of coloring pages with some of the key stories from Jesus’ life. Let the kids color in the pictures and then assemble as a storybook and flip through the songbook as you sing the song. Lots of fun ways to use the Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Color the Stories lesson plan and printables!

9. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus – Listening

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus singing time ideas - listening activity for a deep sensory experience for Primary Music Leaders teaching helps

Engage their natural senses with this lesson plan built all around listening! They’ll get to hear a variety of short sound clips and try to identify the sounds. This will have them highly engaged and eagerly listening. Then, tie in the sounds with a simple testimony of listening to (and learning of) the Savior in this Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Listening Lesson plan.

10. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus – Playdoh Creations

Tell me the Stories of Jesus - Playdoh Creations activity and lesson plan idea for Primary Singing Time music leaders! Also fun for home study of Come, Follow Me for LDS families. #lds #primary #singingtime #primarychorister

Try your hand at molding some simple creations using Playdoh to represent some of the different stories of Jesus’ life. The kids can sing through the song a bunch of times while they eagerly hope for a turn to participate in this Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Playdoh Creations activity

11. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus – Visual Storytelling

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Visual Storytelling Primary singing time idea

Head over to this adorable Tell Me the Stories of Jesus visual storytelling idea by Camille’s Primary Ideas with printable visuals. The children will get to hold up their matching visual when they read through it in the story!

12. Tell me the Stories of Jesus – Sing-Along Video

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Sing-Along Video LDS Primary song for singing time helps

The kids will love singing and learning the song with this Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Sing-Along Video. It’s available on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website and you can download it ahead of time so you don’t have any issues with buffering or loading.

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What other ideas do you have for teaching Tell Me the Stories of Jesus? Share them in the comments to add to this resource!

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