Do you plan to teach Tell Me Dear Lord this year? It’s only included on the Come Follow Me New Testament song list this year so it’s a good one to include, if it’s one you want the kids to learn as it won’t come up again for 4 more years!
I’ve come up with a bunch of different fun ways to teach this song with 8 unique Tell Me Dear Lord singing time ideas below plus a few additional fun teaching ideas from other sources I was able to find as well.
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Tell Me Dear Lord Teaching Packet
Are you ready to jump right in with teaching this song? You’ll LOVE this teaching packet full with so many fun and engaging activities that hit a variety of learning styles with all of the extended printables included. Plus, a wonderful colorful flip chart with custom illustrations included.
Tell Me Dear Lord Flip Charts
To help you get started teaching this song, head over to pick out your choice of Tell Me Dear Lord Flip Charts there’s a variety of different styles to choose from including this cute art flip chart and ones using the gospel media library and even just a lyrics only option.
This song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page #176. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
8 Tell Me Dear Lord Singing Time Ideas
This post will help you find all of my Tell Me Dear Lord teaching ideas around this blog. Plus, I’m also sharing additional favorite lesson plans from other Primary music leaders at the end of this post!
1. Tell Me Dear Lord – Word Order
Cut out the keywords for this song and scramble them up, then, have the Primary work together with you in this Tell Me Dear Lord Word Order activity to get them back in the correct order!
2. Tell Me Dear Lord – Egg Shakers
Pull out your egg shakers and shake and tap along with this cute and fun Tell Me Dear Lord Egg Shakers pattern! It’s a great way to add in movement with purpose as the Primary children help you bring the music to life in your Primary room!
3. Tell Me Dear Lord – Crack the Code
Can you solve the pattern in this Tell Me Dear Lord Crack the Code emojis activity? Each symbol represents one word from the lyrics with blanks for the miscellaneous small words. Crack the Code activities are great for engaging your Senior Primary children.
4. Tell Me Dear Lord – Melody Map
Help your Primary kids learn the melody as they sing along with this Tell Me Dear Lord Melody Map! They’ll be able to visually see how the music note rise and fall as they work their way through the song with a few fun crack the code elements sprinkled in.
5. Tell Me Dear Lord – Action Words
A great first way to teach this song is to use these Tell Me Dear Lord Action Words! You’ll have a simple way to represent the words as you work your way through the song. I love using action words as they do such a great job of helping to make a connection with the lyrics that helps the children remember the words!
6. Tell Me Dear Lord – Hand Claps
Now, it’s time to add in some movement and get out those wiggles, while having fun teaching Tell Me Dear Lord Hand Claps pattern. It’s an easy pattern to learn, with some variation the kids will love!
7. Tell Me Dear Lord – Song Quiz
Dive into those lyrics with this fun Tell Me Dear Lord Song Quiz activity! You’ll ask the children easy questions about the lyrics to see how much they remember about this song as a great way to review Tell Me Dear Lord after you’ve spent a few weeks teaching it.
8. Tell Me Dear Lord – Draw the Song
Let the children help you make a customized flip chart with this Tell Me Dear Lord Draw the Song activity! It’s an easy way to discuss what each line of the song means and how they can relate the song to their own lives as they add pictures that have meaning unique to your Primary.
5 More Ways to Teach Tell Me Dear Lord
If you’re looking for even more inspiration, I’ve sourced some of my favorite ideas for other Primary Music Leaders to help you teach this song in fun and varied ways.
1. Tell Me Dear Lord – Hand Bells
I love to include my hand bells at least a few times a year. This is a short and easy song that makes it great for using the bells. Find the handbell chart here.
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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. Tell Me Dear Lord – Sing-Along Video
Watch the sing-along video here.
3. Tell Me Dear Lord – Piano Solo
Start the video at 2:02 to skip to Tell Me Dear Lord.
4. Tell Me Dear Lord – ASL (Church website)
5. Scripture Hero Lip Sync (YouTube)
For more activities, see these The Church of Jesus Christ Singing Time ideas!
What other fun Tell Me Dear Lord singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.