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Hello, I’m so glad you’ve found this blog! I’m excited to help you get ready for your Singing Time with lesson plans, games, ideas, and inspiration. Here’s a quick guide to finding your way around Primary Singing to make the most of this website.

If you’re wondering who I am, head over to read my story… I’m probably like many of you that cried when I got this calling and cried when I was released!

I’m also looking to hire creative music leaders to write for this blog and share your ideas!! I’d love to chat if that sounds like you!

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Printables on Primary Singing

First, let me introduce you to the two ways to access printables on this website. You’ll hear these two options a bunch, so here’s what they mean:

INSTANT Primary Singing

I’m thrilled to announce a brand new membership offering for those short on time and that want access to ALL of my printables in 1-click! Coming end of December, check back soon!

For immediate, no fuss, ad-free access to over 25 printables every single month, join INSTANT Primary Singing as a monthly or 1-year member!

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Primary Singing PLUS+

You’ll notice as you navigate this website that I have TONS and TONS of free printables. Almost every single post has printable song helps included to make your Singing Time quick and easy.

You can navigate this website and find directions for all the activities right in the post. But if you’re looking for a little more, join Primary Singing PLUS+ free email subscriber to our weekly newsletter and every printable will be instant unlocked in the post!

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New Primary Music Leaders

Get started with this post to encourage you on your new calling, and help you with resources around the web: 5 Things Every New Primary Music Leader Should Know.

The questions I see asked the most in Facebook groups about Singing Time are all about: Am I doing enough? What should my Singing Time look like? How many songs should I teach each week?

We’re all completely different in how we might lead and conduct. But this post I’ve shared, with an Example of a Typical Singing Time, will be really helpful in showing you how I typically use the ideas I share here. You can, of course, adapt any of the activities to fill the whole Singing Time block if needed.

For crazy covid times, this post on Singing Time Ideas for Home Church can be an invaluable resource to help you keep Primary music alive, even with unique circumstances!

Another helpful place to start is to check out the Learning Styles tab. There I share information about the different learning styles people use to learn and remember things with a link to 12 games/ideas/activities for each learning style!

You’ll also want to check out this post on recommended supplies for Music Leaders!

Come Follow Me Song List – By Year!

2023 New Testament LDS Primary Songs List for Come, Follow Me - Singing time ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders
2024 Book of Mormon LDS Primary Songs List for Come, Follow Me - Singing time ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders
2025 Doctrine & Covenants LDS Primary Songs List for Come, Follow Me - Singing time ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders
2026 Old Testament LDS Primary Songs List for Come, Follow Me - Singing time ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders

And invaluable planning resources for all 4 years:

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Teaching Primary Songs by Learning Styles

Learn how to teach with Learning Styles here or dive right into our explanation of different ideas and activities by learning style here:

Primary Music Leaders essential supply list and dream wishlist! All the resources you may want for a well rounded Primary closet! Perfect for LDS families and leaders and for home use, too.

Using Instruments & Manipulatives In Primary

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Helpful Posts for New Primary Music Leaders:

Singing Time Planning Resources:

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Answers to Common Music Leader Questions!

How Many Primary Songs should I teach? You'll love this DEEP dive into the most commonly asked questions from Primary Music Leaders such as how many songs they typically teach on a typical Sunday, if they sing transition or extra songs, how many verses to teach, and if they teach special songs! The answers are results from a survey with stats that are SO fascinating!

Singing Time Ideas & Helps:

Different Ways to Sing Primary Songs

All About Primary Flip Charts:

I love to See the Temple Flip Chart singing time visual aids helps for LDS Primary music leaders to teach this fun beloved song as part of the Come Follow Me study song list.

Helpful Primary Printables:

Articles of Faith printables / flip charts! Perfect resource for church callings including use in Singing time lesson plans for primary choristers / music leaders. #LDS #Primary #MusicLeaders #PrimaryChorister #Chorister #ImaMormon #SingingTime

Organizing Your Singing Time Supplies:

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Other Primary Ideas & Resources:

Primary Singing Time Clock Cover easy diy tutorial to help you stay on schedule during singing time for LDS Primary Music Leaders!

In My Primary Singing Printables Shop:

You can find lots of singing time helps with extended printables available in my shop! Pickup music cards that help you make your own ribbon wand patterns and rhythm stick sequences, for example. You’ll find teaching aids, custom art flip charts, and holiday activities!

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Singing Time Organization:

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Plus, see singing time packets by song title, custom art flip charts, holiday and review games and other printables in the shop!

You can alternatively shop through my Primary Singing Etsy store which accepts more payment types. The listing prices are slightly higher to accommodate all the Etsy fees.

Navigating Primary Singing

Visual Primary Ideas Index:

Use our visual primary singing time ideas index to easily and quickly find just what you’re looking for from our archives! There are 3 ways to sort through the more than 200 singing time lesson plans we’ve created!

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  • Sort by Category: Such as this years songs, flip charts, getting organized, etc.
  • Sort by Learning Style: Pick a style such as visual, logical, or people interaction to find ideas that fit!
  • Sort by Song: Or, pick the song you’re teaching and find all of our lesson plans specific to that song! Be mindful here that you can find TONS of ideas that can easily be adapted to any song!

Singing Time Outlines:

The Singing Time Outlines page is a landing page to help direct you to posts by the yearly outline and by song. You can click on the song you’re looking for and it will direct you to the archives for all posts tagged with that category. Be sure to flip back to previous pages for all the lesson plans under each archives page!

Monthly Singing Time Schedule:

Watch for our posts with our monthly outline of songs, games, and lesson plans we’ll be using. This will help you see an idea of how you can arrange and plan for your 20 minutes of Singing Time.

Learning Styles:

Sort my posts by the type of learning style you are looking for. This is a great way to find new ideas (or learn how to implement some of the ideas from my song planner worksheet). Even if the lesson plan covers a different song, you can slightly adapt the idea to fit the songs you are working on for the year!

Be sure to visit the learning styles landing page!! It has a quick link to all the posts I’ve shared that explain the different types of learning styles with 12 different ideas you can easily implement and use with ANY Primary song!

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Flip Charts:

On the Flip Charts landing page, you’ll find all the printable flip charts we’ve created for the songs I’ve taught and used in Primary. There are flip charts for the program songs, wiggle songs, as well as fun printables (with fill-in-the-blank dry erase spots) for birthday and welcome songs!

Singing Time Games & Ideas:

Visit the Games & Ideas page to search for different games and lesson plans by type and even our master list of over 200 singing time ideas! Our list is broken down by type – learn the song, review the song, practice a mix of songs, and even ideas for Senior Primary and by seasons!

And just for fun, so they don’t get buried and lost, here’s all of our review games listed for reference!

Primary Songs Review Games:

20 Primary Program Review Ideas & Themes for a fun way to review all of your Primary program songs before the presentation! Cute themes to earn a treat, include the Bishopric, or work on specific parts of the song. Singing Time ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

Head over to this fun post for more than 20+ Primary Program Review Themes!! Or, jump directly to any of our themed Program ideas below.

Primary Program Themed Review Ideas:

Holiday Singing Time Ideas

Master list of Holiday Singing Time Ideas - TONS of fun activities for all the seasons, occasions, and holidays throughout the year! Activities for LDS Primary music leaders. Including: New Year's, Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Easter, General Conference, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Summer, 4th of July, Pioneer Day, Back to School, Primary Program, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas this post has quick links to help you throughout the year.

Find fun singing time ideas prepared specifically with a holiday theme! Many will work with ANY song you’re already working on or switch to a week of themed songs for the season or holiday, it’s up to you!

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I love comments, they help me know what other information you need in a post and can be a great resource to help share additional ideas for other readers! Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to connecting with you. If you’re looking to learn more about this blog, how it got started, or about me head over to the about me page to answer all your questions!

If you find this blog helpful, the very best way you can tell me thank you is by sharing my blog! That helps others find these resources and makes all the efforts much more meaningful for me as I see people start to use my ideas that I’ve spent hours and hours sharing! 🙂

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