Sing along with us with these 12 fun When I Am Baptized Singing Time Ideas & Lesson Plans for teaching this song. I have a bunch of new ideas I’m using this year, plus a handful of singing time activities I used last year to teach When I Am Baptized. It’s a good go-to for prelude music, too. The kids always start humming and singing along.
When I Am Baptized LDS Primary song was part of last year’s outline, as well, which means you should be able to breeze through reviewing this beautiful song – with a little bit of practice for the Junior Primary.
I suggest you teach When I Am Baptized as part of the Doctrine & Covenants Singing Time song list, but it’s included in 3 out of the 4 Primary song rotation years (Twice for Book of Mormon, and also for New Testament, and D&C Come, Follow Me song lists).
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Singing Time Ideas
A perfect first resource for getting started is our When I Am Baptized Flip Chart! We have several different printable options and a slideshow to make it super easy to include the lyrics when needed in singing time.
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 the little children in Junior and older kids in 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.
Younger children LOVE using paper plates in Primary, but it’s not beneath the Senior Primary, yet!
7. When I Am Baptized – Nature Symbols
Engage the kids with rich symbolism from the nature elements from “the beauty of an earth made clean again” used in this When I Am Baptized lesson plan. 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.
Or, swap it out for an egg shaker patterns!
9. Roll a Rainbow Game
Use this fun Roll a Rainbow game I created for St Patrick’s day and add 6 different ways to sing When I Am Baptized to build in lots of repetition! Then, build a rainbow for a fun connection to the lyrics!
10. When I Am Baptized – Egg Shakers
For a fun way to incorporate a lot of fun colors and teach this song, why not use egg shakers like this set on Amazon!! Head over to Sharla’s website to see her egg shaker patterns for teaching When I Am Baptized.
11. When I Am Baptized – Raindrop Words
Look at this really fun visual that with these When I Am Baptized Raindrop Words! Plus she has some fun activities to go right along posting all your raindrops!
12. When I Am Baptized – Dance Scarves
This is a great activity that adds in so much color and visuals plus movement using dance scarves like this set on Amazon that everyone loves!
You can see all of our lesson plans by song and by year under our LDS Primary Songs for Singing Time!