This fun Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Coloring Pages to color the Stories from Jesus’ life singing time activity is flexible with lots of fun ways to use it! Color the pictures, draw your favorite stories from Christ’s life, create a storybook, or add fun actions!
Use this Visual Music Learning Style to help children that need to see representations of the concepts you’re talking about connect with the music. The kids also love feeling included and apart of something bigger, like creating a storybook together with all their Stories of Jesus coloring pages or adding their picture to a collage up front on the whiteboard!
Head over here to see our 21 Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Singing Time Ideas! Lots of fun ways to teach and learn this song in Primary.
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Coloring Pages
How to Play:
Sing through Tell Me the Stories of Jesus song first before introducing the activity.
Ask the children what are some stories from Jesus’ life they remember?
Pass out a picture from the matching story to the children as they answer. After 4-5 answers, then pass out the pictures randomly to the teachers or directly to the children.
Sing through the song 2-3 time while the children either draw or color in a picture of one of the stories of the Savior’s life.
Have the children come up and hold up their pictures while singing through the song. If you have a lot of children that want to come up front, you can take turns to add additional repetition!
Additional Tell Me the Stories Color the Stories Extension Activities
Story Flipbook: Collect all of the children’s coloring pages or pictures. Line them up and put 2 staples on the furthest edge. Sing through the song together and flip through the pictures like you’re reading a storybook.
Team Stories: Have one large poster board (or the whiteboard) and have the children work together to create a collage picture as a Primary. Have 2-3 children come up front to draw a picture each time you sing through the song.
Story Match: Print out 2 of each picture and play a match game. You can have the children color them first or leave them uncolored and send them home with the kids after Primary. When they find a match with 2 pictures, share just a line or 2 explanation of the story from Christ’s life. Then, sing through the song again.
Add Story Actions: Come up with a fun action for each of the stories and then sign each action in sequence. There are 8 story pictures below and the song has 4 lines (or 8 if doing both verses). So sign 2 actions per line while singing through the song. Possible action ideas:
- Nativity: Rock a baby
- Baptism: plug nose
- Teaching Multitudes: Cup hands around mouth like a megaphone
- Healing the sick: Place hands on head
- Feed Hungry: Hand to mouth
- Loves the children: Form 2 hands into a heart
- Jesus died for us: Hands to face like falling asleep
- Jesus will come again: Point to heaven
For more fun ideas to extend this singing time lesson plan, see how we used a coloring activity for Keep the Commandments!
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Coloring Printable Singing Time Lesson Plan
You can grab the free printable song helps below for teaching Tell Me the Stories of Jesus. It includes 8 different coloring page images on a half page. You can print out multiple copies of each picture until you have enough for everyone to have one picture.
For members of my INSTANT Primary Singing Membership when Tell Me the Stories of Jesus is one of the featured songs you’ll also score a printable lesson plan and additional blank version with a story line and space for the children to draw their own picture and one without any text so you can add additional stories or let the kids come up with their own picture and story!
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For another meaningful singing time idea, head over to this Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Listening Activity! It takes a dive into some impactful sound clips and what we learn from listening.
What other fun extension activities could you add to use these Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Coloring the Stories printables?