When I Am Baptized – Rhythm Sticks

Today, I’ve got a fun rhythm sticks activity for reviewing When I Am Baptized.

With this song being one the kids know from the year before, it lets us have a lot of fun playing games and reviewing the message and words as we get ready for the program this year.

A fun rhythm sticks pattern and activity for When I Am Baptized - LDS Primary Singing Time lesson plan for Choristers / Music Leaders #PrimarySinging #LDS #Primary #SingingTime #PrimaryChorister

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When I Am Baptized
Rhythm Sticks

With this activity, I’ll start them out as usual reviewing it once before we start an activity, then demonstrating the pattern, before passing out the rhythm sticks and letting them try out the pattern.

You’ll want a set (or probably 2) of rhythm sticks. Keep in mind that for most activities the kids will have 2 rhythm sticks each.

I’m all for getting enough for just half the Primary, though. Taking turns and switching with a partner let’s us practice the song twice as much, without it feeling like a chore!

 

When I Am Baptized
Junior Rhythm Sticks Pattern

A fun rhythm sticks pattern and activity for When I Am Baptized - LDS Primary Singing Time lesson plan for Choristers / Music Leaders #PrimarySinging #LDS #Primary #SingingTime #PrimaryChorister

  • Click-Rub – Click by hitting one rhythm stick onto the other, then slide the one rhythm stick up and down along the other one for the rest of the notes. Repeat.

    “I” like to look / “for” rain-bows / “when” -ever there / “is” rain
    “and” pond-er / “on” the beau / “-ty” of an / “earth” made clean /”a” -gain

  • Clicks & Pause – Click with one rhythm stick onto the other, repeat 4 times. Then pause the remaining notes.

    “I” / “want” / “my” / “life” / (to be as clean)
    “as” / “earth” / “right” “af-” / (-ter rain)

  • Slide Up & Down – Hold one rhythm stick upward. Slide the other rhythm stick, holding it sideways, up to the top of the stick and over the top, going back down the backside. Repeat.

    I want / to be / the best / I can
    and live / with God / a- / gain.

 

When I Am Baptized
Senior Rhythm Sticks Pattern

A fun rhythm sticks pattern and activity for When I Am Baptized - LDS Primary Singing Time lesson plan for Choristers / Music Leaders #PrimarySinging #LDS #Primary #SingingTime #PrimaryChorister

  • Click-Rub – Click by hitting one rhythm stick onto the other, then slide the one rhythm stick up and down along the other one for the rest of the notes. Repeat.

    “I” like to look / “for” rain-bows / “when” -ever there / “is” rain

  • Click-Lap-Lap – Click one rhythm stick onto the other. Then tap the rhythm stick to your lap / leg twice. Repeat.

    “and” pond-er / “on” the beau / “-ty” of an / “earth” made clean /”a” -gain

  • Alternate Clicks & Pause – Click with one rhythm stick onto the other, then switch to click with the other hand’s rhythm stick tapping the first hands. Repeat 4 times, then pause the 4 half-notes.

    “I” / “want” / “my” / “life” / (to be as clean)
    “as” / “earth” / “right” “af-” / (-ter rain)

  • Slide Up & Down – Hold one rhythm stick upward. Slide the other rhythm stick, holding it sideways, up to the top of the stick and over the top, going back down the backside. Repeat.

    I want / to be / the best / I can

  • Drum Your Lap – Use both rhythm sticks like drumsticks on your lap tapping in an alternating, quick pattern, with 2 taps per word!

    and live with God a-gain.

 

Watch as I share the pattern. Keep in mind, I had NOT practiced this at all, just had my cheat sheet up and went for it. Practice a few times, and you’ll have it down good enough to teach!

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You’ll want to grab our Paper Plates rhythm activity, too, for When I Am Baptized!

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