You’re going to love teaching The Lord Gave Me a Temple to your Primary children this year as part of the New Testament Primary Song List! It’s a great song to teach the kids the importance of taking are of and showing respect for their body. With all of these fun The Lord Gave Me a Temple Singing Time ideas you’ll be able to easily teach this song with a variety of different activities.
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8 The Lord Gave Me a Temple Singing Time Ideas
This post will help you find all of my The Lord Gave Me a Temple 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. The Lord Gave Me a Temple – Draw the Song
In this The Lord Gave Me a Temple Draw the Song activity, you’ll draw a series of simple shapes, then watch as they magically come together to create a picture in this fun activity the kids will love!
2. The Lord Gave Me a Temple – What Comes Next
Crack the code as you solve for the next lyrics in this fun The Lord Gave Me a Temple What Comes Next activity. There’s a variety of fun ways to use this activity to help it fit your Primary needs as you learn the words to the song with repetition!
3. The Lord Gave Me a Temple – Yoga Poses
Add purposeful movement and get those wiggles out with this The Lord Gave Me a Temple Yoga Poses activity. The kids will be happy to sing the song again and again while getting to move around.
4. The Lord Gave Me a Temple – Maori Sticks
You’ll love this engaging rhythm activity with a series of The Lord Gave Me a Temple Maori Sticks actions that will challenge their minds while giving you a fun activity for singing repetitions!
5. The Lord Gave Me a Temple – Same & Different
You can dive into the meaning of the lyrics with this The Lord Gave Me a Temple Same & Different venn diagram chart. Challenge the kids to think outside the box by comparing what is the same and what is different between the temple and our bodies, like compared by the song.
6. The Lord Gave Me a Temple – Keyword Match
There’s two ways to play this fun The Lord Gave Me a Temple Keyword Match game! Have them match the keyword from each phrase with the line that comes next. It’s perfect for helping them to learn the lyrics, then up the challenge and see how much they can remember.
7. The Lord Gave Me a Temple – Picture Puzzle
This double-sided The Lord Gave Me a Temple Picture Puzzle is something your Junior Primary will especially love! Just paste a picture on both sides and cut – then let them unscramble and sort the picture strips to reveal a message.
8. The Lord Gave Me a Temple – Arrangement Pictures
You can use these The Lord Gave Me a Temple Arrangement Pictures to help bring the Spirit and speak to the message of this song in a very visual and impactful way with these beautiful pictures to represent each line of the song.
12 More Ways to Teach The Lord Gave Me a Temple
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 Lord Gave Me a Temple – Hand Bells
Find this printable bell chart for The Lord Gave Me a Temple at Primary Handbells blog.
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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. The Lord Gave Me a Temple – Visual Aids
Teaching LDS Children blog has a fun lesson plan that goes through each stage of life from the Spirit World, Earth life, and through Celestial Glory to tie into this song’s lyrics with visual aids to help. See her lesson plan here.
3. The Lord Gave Me a Temple – Melody Map
Follow along with this melody map for The Lord Gave Me a Temple that has different colors for each note length.
- Quarter note = yellow square
- Eighth note = black square
- Half note = blue rectangle
- Dotted half note = large red square
See the lesson plan and pictures of all the pages of the melody map on Purposeful Primary Music.
4. The Lord Gave Me a Temple – Hand & Spirit Glove
Use the object lesson of a glove to represent the spirit and then pivot to a series of trivia questions for a fun lesson plan. Head over to grab the printables on The Primary Pad.
6. Eraser Pass Words (Facebook Group)
7. OCD Chorister Visuals (Google Drive)
8. Hand Actions (Facebook Group)
9. Operation Man (YouTube start at 1:38)
10. ASL Signs (Facebook Group)
11. Keyword Missing Poster (Facebook Group)
12. Mr. Potato Head Body Parts (Facebook Group)
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What other fun The Lord Gave Me a Temple singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.