25 We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Singing Time Ideas

This beloved hymn is a wonderful song to bring out right before (or after) General Conference with a fun themed singing time activity! We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet is also part of the teaching list for the Old Testament Primary Songs for Come Follow Me.

Your Primary will love spending some time getting to know the Prophets and Apostles better with these fun singing time ideas to help you teach this favorite hymn.

“We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet to guide us in these latter days!” While this song certainly talks about the prophets, I wanted to start with a quick reminder that this song is ultimately about gratitude and a prayer of thanks!

25 We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Singing Time ideas for LDS Hymn #116! Fun ways to teach this hymn for LDS Primary Music Leaders. Try the cup pattern, rhythm sticks, find the word, rebus, and lots more fun teaching activities and printable song helps!

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12 We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Singing Time Ideas

We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Flip Chart & Lyrics

Get started with one of these 3 helpful We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Flip Charts! You can go for the colorful standard flip chart, a landscape one easy to flip over the podium, or utilize our techy slideshow flipchart!

1. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Gibberish Eraser

We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Gibberish Eraser - a fun way to break down the lyrics and cross out all the wrong words! Singing time idea with printable song helps for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

This fun spinoff of a classic eraser pass game has you cross off the wrong word — all those that don’t belong! It’s fun and a good thinking challenge for Senior Primary. See all the details for how to play this We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Gibberish Eraser in the post!

2. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Watercolor

We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Watercolor singing time fun activity to better get to know the modern or ancient LDS prophets and apostles! Perfect lesson plan for before or after General Conference weekend! Fun idea for Primary music leaders.

Let the kids get creative with this We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Watercolor painting activity! Of course, you could always substitute out for another coloring tool, but they will love using watercolor pencils and watching the magic as water helps blend the pencil strokes together.

This is such a wonderful way to help the children recognize the living prophet as well as apostles for a fun before general conference singing time idea!

3. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Funny General Conference Moments

Funny General Conference Moments Singing Time idea with fun and unique ways to sing to match the stories from the LDS Prophets hilarious stories! Printable song helps for Primary Music Leaders.

This fun We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Funny General Conference Clips lesson plan was designed specifically to pair with the week before or after General Conference, but it can be used any time of the year! It will help the children find the prophets and apostles more relatable with these hilarious clips and fun singing actions.

4. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Rebus

We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Rebus fun word puzzle singing time idea for LDS Primary Music Leaders. Have the kids help you decode the puzzle and help teach the lyrics to this hymn! Including printable song helps in 2 sizes!

Challenge the kids to solve these We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Rebus puzzles with fun icons and symbols to break down each line of the song so it’s a bit easier to understand! This is a great way for visual and logical learners to start focusing on the lyrics. This is a perfect activity to learn the song for the first time!

5. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Find the Word

We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Find the Word - A fun fill in the blank OR sensory bin singing time for LDS Primary Music Leaders! Teach this song with an object lesson or even use this lesson plan before or after General Conference with conference talk topics!

The kids will get hands on with this We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Find the Word challenge! Let them help figure out which words go where or turn it into a hands-on activity and bury the keywords in a sensory bin.

6. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Cup Pattern

We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Cup Actions singing time idea - Try these 3 patterns to give the kids a challenge with movement and music while teaching this song for LDS Primary Music Leaders. See our printable song helps now!

Get a lot of wiggles out and focus on the movement and melody of the lyrics with this We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Cup Pattern activity! There’s a simple starter pattern and a few ways to up the challenge to see if the kids can adapt.

7. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Thank Fall Leaves

So Thank Fall!! Cute printable Thankful leaves printable in a few different styles perfect for a lesson on gratitude or being thankful. Use this singing time idea to teach We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet LDS Primary Song or I am Thankful by Angie Killian or any song you choose. Free printable song helps for Primary Music Leaders and teachers.

This next idea is perfect for a fall seasonal singing time activity AND teaching this song! See this cute We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet So Thank Fall activity that will have the children sharing all the many things they are thankful for!

8. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Rhythm Sticks

Bring in some rhythm sticks and have some fun with this We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Rhythm Sticks Pattern in primary! This living music activity is a great way to get lots of practice while trying out fun rhythms! Printable song helps for LDS Primary music Leaders Singing Time ideas. #LDS #Primary #Singingtime #Musicleader

Help the kids feel the rhythm of this song and get in some fun movement with this We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Rhythm Sticks pattern! Rhythm sticks are always so much fun to bring into Primary and both the younger children and Senior Primary will have a blast with this free lesson plan.

9. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Podium

25 We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Singing Time Ideas Easy ideas for Music Leaders thank thee o god for a prophet podium

Use this adorable printable podium idea with a slide through of clipart for each verse as a cute way to introduce a song! You can adapt our Rebus puzzle strips above as an easy substitute as there isn’t any printable in her post.

10. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Egg Shakers

Camille’s fun egg shaker pattern is one the Primary kids will love! Head over to see the video here on YouTube if it has any issues loading. She’s such a fun Primary Music Leader!

See how to make egg shakers in my step-by-step easy tutorial or pickup a set of egg shakers on Amazon! They’re not that expensive and they are my #1 top pick for a first instrument, if you don’t have any supplies for your Primary yet.

11. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Communication

25 We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Singing Time Ideas Easy ideas for Music Leaders prophets communication

Use this cute object lesson to talk about all the different ways we can communicate, then compare it to how our Heavenly Father communicates with us — through Prophets! See all the details of this idea here on I Heart Primary Music.

12. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Word Strips

25 We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Singing Time Ideas Easy ideas for Music Leaders color backgrounds wordstrips

You can find a fun and ready for you singing time idea using colorful word strips to teach We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet! Head over to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website to this older sharing time manual. Scroll to the bottom to see the lesson plan and click on the image to open up the PDF with the word strip printable.

13. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Body Rhythm

The kids will love this fun body rhythm with lots of movement! You’ll start the pattern on “Thank” and repeat throughout the song. Head over to Teaching Primary Music for the entire pattern.

14. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – Handbell Chart

We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet handbells play-along video with Merry Bells or printable bell chart. Use promo code PrimarySinging for 10% off!

I don’t usually think about Handbells when it’s time to teach sacrament Hymns, but they can be so fun to bring in for any song! You won’t even have to do any legwork with this printable Handbell Chart or Play-Along handbell video by Merry Bells.

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15. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – History of the Hymn

I LOVE bringing in a unique arrangement and especially one without lyrics. If the kids have already learned or had a few weeks with the song, this can be a really powerful way to bring the Spirit into the room and help them connect with the song at a deeper level.

This Enliven arrangement on YouTube is SO beautiful and you can bear a simple testimony after about being thankful for all of our blessings.

Even MORE We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Singing Time Ideas

Here are some MORE fun ideas for teaching We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet in Primary singing time. If you didn’t find enough awesome ideas above (those were my favorites), you can find 10 more fun ideas here!

  1. Thank Thee Symbol Posters
  2. Hymn Sing-Along Video
  3. Tabernacle Choir Video (Downloadable!)
  4. Family Arrangement with Violin!
  5. Simple Keyword Symbols Video
  6. Beat vs Rhythm
  7. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet in ASL
  8. History of the Hymn
  9. We Thank Thee Oh God for a Prophet – Prophets Clothesline
  10. Thankful Objects – bring in a variety of objects we can be thankful for!

For more awesome activities, see these 12 Follow the Prophet Singing Time ideas!

12 fun ways to teach Follow the Prophet singing time ideas for LDS Primary music leaders including printable, hands-on, and engaging ideas the kids will love! Use these 12 ideas with song helps to teach Follow the Prophet as part of your Old Testament Come Follow me song picks in Primary.

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25 We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Singing Time ideas for LDS Hymn #116! Fun ways to teach this hymn for LDS Primary Music Leaders. Try the cup pattern, rhythm sticks, find the word, rebus, and lots more fun teaching activities and printable song helps!

What other fun We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet 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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