Have you ever brought a full Thanksgiving dinner to primary? This FUN Thanksgiving Feast Primary Idea is a cute way to review primary songs during November! No baking necessary!
This visual activity brings Thanksgiving Dinner to life as you review songs in primary! Find pictures of your favorite Thanksgiving foods and have primary songs written on the back of each picture. Have the children use the pictures to assemble their own delicious Thanksgiving dinner!
We just finished our Primary Program this month (WHEW!) and I am in full-holiday mode! I want to use the month of November to sing some primary songs in a fun, light-hearted way.
We have lots of fun ideas to incorporate holidays in singing time. We also have a huge list of fall primary songs that would be perfect for the month of November! These songs range from songs about gratitude to songs about the beautiful autumn weather!
Thanksgiving Feast Primary Review
As I started thinking about Thanksgiving, I couldn’t help but think of all the yummy foods we eat at Thanksgiving! Then I thought, “Why not bring these delicious dishes to primary?” That’s exactly what this activity does!
For this activity, choose 8-10 songs you want to review in primary. Then, just grab the printable later in this post and you’ll be ready to go for singing time this week!
Here’s a list of some songs you might choose to use for this activity. I grabbed some songs from the 2022 LDS Primary Song List, as well as some other songs I’ve taught the kids. Feel free to use any of these songs that you want to include. What other songs can you think to add?
- We Thank Thee, O God For a Prophet
- Give, Said the Little Stream
- I Often Go Walking
- Families Can Be Together Forever
- Follow the Prophet
- I Love to See the Temple
- Teach Me to Walk in the Light
- I Know My Father Lives
- Popcorn Popping
- Wise Man and the Foolish Man
- Do as I’m Doing
- If You’re Happy
- Love One Another
- When He Comes Again
- I Am a Child of God
How to Play:
- Choose 8-10 songs that you’d like to review. This could be a mix of songs you learned during the year and fun fall Primary songs!
- Print out the Thanksgiving food pictures. Some of these pictures have traditional Thanksgiving food items, and some are just silly! On the back of each picture, write the name of one of the songs you chose.
- Use a magnet or tape up the pictures at the bottom of the whiteboard. At the top of the board, could write the words, “Primary Thanksgiving Dinner.” You could also do your best drawing of a dinner plate on the board!
- At the beginning of primary, ask the children to share some of their favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Then, show the pictures of the Thanksgiving foods.
- Have the children choose items they would like to have at their Thanksgiving dinner. When one item is chosen, flip over the picture and reveal the song. Sing through the song together!
- Continue adding items to your Thanksgiving dinner until the kids decide the plate is full. Sing through the songs as you go and have some fun with this activity!
- If you want to focus on reviewing one primary song, write ideas for how to sing the song on the back of each picture. Some silly examples might be “hop like a bunny,” “sing as slow as a turtle,” or “sing with your eyes closed.” Lots of fun ideas for different ways to sing in this post!
- Use all Thanksgiving-Themed songs! Use our list of fall songs to find songs about gratitude and autumn. This is a fun way to teach a bunch of new Thanksgiving songs at once.
- If you have extra time, start “cleaning up your plate” by removing each of the pictures one at a time. Sing through the songs as you clear your plate!
Thanksgiving Feast Primary Review Printable Lesson Plan
Use this printable to help you prepare for your Thanksgiving Feast in primary! The first page of this lesson plan includes activity instructions and some extension ideas. Print out this page or keep it in your files for next year!
I’ve included several pictures of traditional Thanksgiving foods, as well as some fun and silly things the kids might like to add! Just print out these pictures and write a song title on the back of each picture for primary!
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For another fun “Thanksgiving” themed activity, check out this “So Thank Fall” Thankful Leaves primary idea!
We’d love to hear from you! How did this activity go in primary?