This song was part of last year’s outline, as well, which means you should be able to breeze through reviewing this song – with a little bit of practice for the Junior Primary.
I have lots of fun ideas to share for teaching When I Am Baptized, new ideas I’m using this year and a handful I used last year.
When I Am Baptized
Singing Time Ideas
1. When I Am Baptized – Ribbon Wands
Let the kids “paint” the song through the air with colorful ribbon wands! I’ve created two different ribbon wand patterns for the Junior and Senior Primary to help lead them through the song.
2. When I Am Baptized – Singing “Bee”
Challenge your Primary class with a Singing Bee to see just how well they know this song, that’s a repeat from last year’s program.
You can use this right away with the Senior Primary to see if they’re ready to move on to other songs, but hold off a few weeks with the Junior until they’re ready.
3. When I Am Baptized – Hand Clap Patterns
Try your hand, literally, at this fun hand clap pattern. I’ve created two different clap patterns to fit both Junior and Senior Primary while learning When I Am Baptized.
4. When I Am Baptized – Baptism Stories
Assemble a moving video montage of baptism stories / quotes from your Primary kids to make this song relateable.
As a bonus, you can show the video during your Primary Program Presentation, if you get permission! Or, simply ask some of the kiddos to share their baptism stories as part of this lesson plan.
5. When I Am Baptized – Comic Strip
Get the kids involved with creating their own comic strip drawings for When I Am Baptized. The boys will love this activity!
You can use it as a class activity or let the kids work on them individually and take them home to show and sing! There’s a version for both Junior and Senior Primary.
6. When I Am Baptized – Paper Plates
This fun and upbeat activity using inexpensive paper plates as an instrument is one everyone will enjoy! It helps to instill the beat, and rhythm of the song in a fun and engaging way while reviewing the lyrics.
7. When I Am Baptized – Nature Symbols
Engage the kids with rich symbolism from the nature elements used in When I Am Baptized. Your Primary will have so much fun exploring rainbows, rain, and cleanliness – plus how those tie into baptism!
8. When I Am Baptized – Rhythm Sticks
Tap along with a series of fun patterns with this rhythm sticks activity for When I Am Baptized. With a simplified pattern for Junior Primary and a challenge pattern for Senior Primary.
You can see all of our lesson plans by song and by year under our Outline & Song List landing page!