Sing along with us with these 30 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 ideas 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 suggested songs, 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 children.
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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When I Am Baptized Singing Time Packet
Jump right in with teaching When I Am Baptized with this teaching packet that includes my favorite teaching ideas with extended printables and a beautiful custom art flip chart so you have everything you need in one spot to easily teach this song to your Primary children!
When I Am Baptized Flip Charts
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.
This song is included in the Children’s Songbook page #103. You can find the sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
11 Activities for Teaching When I Am Baptized Singing Time Ideas
Here, I’ve gathered all the different teaching activities from my blog to share with you those helps in one spot to easily find all of my lesson plans! Plus, don’t miss the additional activities from other Primary chorister visual aids and ideas down below.
1. When I Am Baptized – Ribbon Wands
Let the kids “paint” the entire song through the air with colorful ribbon wands to fill the Primary room with so much color! I’ve created two different ribbon wand patterns for the Junior primary kids and Senior Primary to help lead them through the song. It starts with an arch motion and adds in lots of perfectly matched shapes to draw with your wands.
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. This activity would even be great for a virtual singing time!
4. When I Am Baptized – Stories, Stand & Sing
Assemble a moving video montage of baptism stories / quotes from your Primary kids to make this song relatable.
As a bonus, you can show the video during your Primary Program Presentation, if you get permission! Or, simply ask some of the older children to share their baptism stories as part of this lesson plan.
Then, use fun Stand & Sing prompts to divide the Primary room and pick different groups to take turns singing through the song!
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 that’s especially designed for the first verse of this song title.
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.
9. When I Am Baptized – Teach Conducting (Beat vs Rhythm)
You will have SO much fun teaching the children musical rhythms with this beat vs rhythm activity! I used the song When I Am Baptized to teach the activity day girls how to conduct music and made a cute printable guide to go right along with it.
10. When I Am Baptized – Rainbow Bar Chart
Follow along with the melody with this cute rainbow inspired bar chart that paints a rainbow line by line! It’s a great visual to tie in the message of the song while learning the flow of the music and lyrics.
11. 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!
19 More Different Ways to Teach When I Am Baptized
I loved some of the teaching helps from different Primary Music leader groups and blogs so I thought I’d share my very favorites here as well. When you’re trying to teach this as a new song you’ll love all these song helps and ideas.
1. When I Am Baptized – Hand Bells
You’ll love using handbells to teach this song with this fun play along video or printable hand bell chart by Merry Bells. This song is included in their Primary Song set #1.
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If you’d like a little more control, and flexibility, head over to see our Hand Bell Music Note Cards that let you turn ANY song into a hand bell chart easily!
2. 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 use their right hand (and switch to the left hand) to add in purposeful movement and focus!! Head over to Sharla’s website to see her egg shaker patterns for teaching When I Am Baptized.
Egg Shakers are the first instrument I always recommend to a new music leader. They’re super versatile and easy to use! Pickup a set of Egg Shakers on Amazon here. Plus, a perfect help to get you started using your egg shakers with the rhythm and in creative and fun ways, pickup the Egg Shaker Beat Rhythm Cards I created.
3. When I Am Baptized – Raindrop Words
Look at this really fun visual arch of a rainbow with these When I Am Baptized Raindrop Words! Plus she has some fun activities to go right along posting all your raindrops! Each line of the song adds a colorful rainbow piece and then onto the rain drops!
Here’s another fun and unique take on this activity following in each note as you sing!
4. When I Am Baptized – Paper Towel Art
Look how fun and cool this activity is!! You can watch the video on YouTube here if it has any trouble loading. If you want step by step help on how to make magic paper towel art I did Paper Towel Art with Valentine’s day songs and will show you the steps – it’s fun and easy!
5. When I Am Baptized – Music Video
I love to include a music video when it fits in! Here’s a few of my favorites:
- Ukulele Music Video with Missionaries (YouTube)
- Guitar music only version (YouTube Mormon Guitar)
- Children’s Choir (YouTube Monica Scott Music)
- Sing-Along Video (YouTube)
6. Dance Scarves Actions (Lesson Plan of Happiness blog)
7. Song Story (Sharla Dance)
8. ASL Sign Language Video (YouTube)
9. Rainstick (In the Leafy Treetops)
10. Hand Actions (YouTube)
11. Rainbow Keyword Match (Primary Notes 29)
12. Melody Maps (Sharla Dance)
13. Spot It Game (Facebook Group)
14. Handbell Chords (Sharla Dance)
15. First Letters (Lesson Plan of Happiness)
16. Inside Camera (Sharla Dance)
17. Rainbow Hunt & Skittle Rainbow (i heart primary music)
18. Aided Language Display ADL Visuals (Facebook Group)
19. Second Verse Actions (Facebook Group)
You can see all of our lesson plans by song and by year under our LDS Primary Songs for Singing Time!
What other fun ways have you used to teach When I Am Baptized in Primary?