27 The Church of Jesus Christ Singing Time Ideas

Have you spent time actually working with the song The Church of Jesus Christ? It’s a fun upbeat song many kids learn as a young child, but the are some great messages to learn from the lyrics that we can reinforce.

This song is included in 3 out of the 4 Come Follow Me Primary Song Lists of songs, so you know there’s an emphasis on teaching the correct name of the church and not being afraid to be known as a believer in an increasingly polarizing world. This song can be a great treat for the kids to reflect back as they grow up.

And today, I’ve got some really fun and unique ways to help you teach The Church of Jesus Christ singing time ideas from both my blog and some other awesome resources from other Primary music leaders. Let’s jump in with the list!

The Church of Jesus Christ Singing Time Ideas lots of fun ways to teach this LDS Primary song including sentence maze, song scroll, maori sticks, song testimony, rhythm partners, draw the chapel and more! Great resource for Primary music leaders teaching this song as part of the New Testament Come Follow Me.

The Church of Jesus Christ Teaching Packet

You can get all 8 of these The Church of Jesus Christ teaching ideas with extended printables and printable lesson plan in one shop packet in my shop! It also includes a gorgeous custom art flip chart!

You’ll find so many fun ways to teach this song with a variety of teaching styles.

The Church of Jesus Christ flip chart printable singing time helps for LDS Primary Music leaders! Includes a variety of teaching ideas including a sentence maze, draw the chapel, compare and sort, rhythm partners, dance party, song scroll, maori sticks pattern and more!

You can find The Church of Jesus Christ packet in my shop. It is also available in my Etsy shop here.

The Church of Jesus Christ Flip Chart

A great resource to have on hand is a The Church of Jesus Christ Flip Chart to display the words as needed so the kids can confidently join in singing, even if they aren’t able to make it to church each week.

The Church of Jesus Christ Lyrics Flip Chart

This song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page #77. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.

8 The Church of Jesus Christ Singing Time Ideas

1. The Church of Jesus Christ – Sentence Maze

27 The Church of Jesus Christ Singing Time Ideas Singing time ideas for Primary Music Leaders Church of Jesus Christ Sentence Maze3 2

Use this The Church of Jesus Christ Sentence Maze as a big group activity to boldly declare together your membership in the church or it can be passed out individually and use it as an individual or small group activity!

2. The Church of Jesus Christ – Draw the Chapel

The Church of Jesus Christ Draw the Chapel fun singing time idea and coloring page. Printable activity pages for sacrament meeting or for LDS Primary music leaders while teaching this song! Great tie-in to missionary work, too.

Your Junior Primary children will love this The Church of Jesus Christ Draw the Chapel activity and your artists in Senior Primary won’t complain, either. Only one side of the chapel is complete – can you mirror it on the other side and then decorate it?

3. The Church of Jesus Christ – Song Testimony

The Church of Jesus Christ Song Testimony - share favorite primary songs and mini-testimonies to review this song. Includes printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

Have you ever had a song testimony meeting in Sacrament meeting? They are so awesome and you can do the same in your Primary room! Have the children fill out a card with their favorite song and why and let them share their mini testimony in this The Church of Jesus Christ Song Testimony activity.

4. The Church of Jesus Christ – Compare & Sort

The Church of Jesus Christ Compare & Sort fun singing time activity! You'll use directed listening to have the children notice what things are truths and which are actions we can do from the lyrics as they sing. Printable song helps for LDS primary music leaders.

Break down the lyrics into two groups — truths and actions. How do the two relate to each other and how can we do better in each area? This The Church of Jesus Christ Compare & Sort activity is a great one to really discuss what the song lyrics are saying.

5. The Church of Jesus Christ – Rhythm Partners

The Church of Jesus Christ Body Rhythm Partners - grab a partner and try this fun rhythm pattern for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

Get up and get moving with this fun The Church of Jesus Christ Rhythm Partners activity. You’ll find a buddy and follow along with this movement pattern that matches the rhythm of the song.

6. The Church of Jesus Christ – Dance Party

The Church of Jesus Christ Dance Party - use these dance moves in primary for a fun movement activity with printable action cards for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

You’ll love this The Church of Jesus Christ Dance Party idea that can easily be reused for any song in the future to add impromptu movement actions and have a fun “dance party” as you add in lots of singing repetition.

7. The Church of Jesus Christ – Song Scroll

Teach the beloved song The Church of Jesus Christ with this creative and fun Song scroll singing time activity! You'll unwind the scroll as you sing line by line with a cute graphic and keyword to match each line of the song. Fun for families or for LDS Primary music leaders teaching this song.

Bring in an old parchment that helps represent the lyrics in this The Church of Jesus Christ Song Scroll activity. You’ll unwind the scroll one line at a time as you sing and help the children learn about the connection to our latter-day church and the church Christ established.

8. The Church of Jesus Christ – Maori Sticks

The Church of Jesus Christ Maori Sticks singing time activity for LDS Primary music leaders. Use this fun rhythm pattern to help teach this song or for a review game with lots of movement.

Bring this song to life with your own music band as you follow along with this The Church of Jesus Christ Maori Sticks Pattern! There’s a different sequence for each line of the song for a fun movement challenge or simplify with your choice of repeating patterns.

More Ways to Teach The Church of Jesus Christ

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. The Church of Jesus Christ – Hand Bells

The Church of Jesus Christ Hand bells chart

You can easily incorporate hand bells using Merry Bells digital play along videos or printable charts. The Church of Jesus Christ is included in their Primary Songs Set #1 group 3 for the digital videos. Use the coupon code PrimarySinging and you’ll save 10% off your entire order!

2. The Church of Jesus Christ – ASL Signs

I like to use ASL to help teach at least 2 songs a year as it’s a great way to learn something that can extend for use beyond with this song and add so much meaning! This video dives into the explanation behind the sings in a really great way. Watch her video tutorial here.

3. The Church of Jesus Christ – Flags

Bring in some fun paper flags and follow along with this Video here (start at 4:53). You’ll be moving along with they rhythm with a sequence of motions.

4. Cup Pop (YouTube, start at 6:20)

5. Move on the Beat (YouTube)

6. Count “I” and Clap (YouTube)

7. Partner Rhythms (YouTube)

8. Paper Plates Pattern (YouTube)

9. Pat the Beat & Rhythm (YouTube)

10. Directional Marching (YouTube)

11. Concentration Match (Teaching Primary Music)

12. I + Object (YouTube)

13. Sit & Stand (YouTube)

14. Rebus (Facebook Group)

15. Color Code (Angie Killian)

16. Movement Pattern (YouTube)

17. Drum & Noises (YouTube)

18. Picture Match (Facebook Group)

19. Banner (Facebook Group)

For more activities, see these The Lord Gave Me a Temple Singing Time ideas!

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The Church of Jesus Christ Singing Time Ideas lots of fun ways to teach this LDS Primary song including sentence maze, song scroll, maori sticks, song testimony, rhythm partners, draw the chapel and more! Great resource for Primary music leaders teaching this song as part of the New Testament Come Follow Me.

What other fun The Church of Jesus Christ singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.

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