January – I Am a Child of God: Deepening the Experience with the song

Many of the children in Primary already know the song I Am a Child of God.  Here are some ideas to strengthen and deepen their experiences with the song.


Younger Children

  1. Magic Crayon
  2. Who Is a Child of God? Picture Concentration Game
  3. Egg Shaker Pattern
  4. Scarves
  5. Story Song


Older Children

  1. Who Is a Child of God? Picture Concentration Game
  2. Egg Shaker Pattern
  3. Rhythm Stick Roll (This activity was used for I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus, but applies to this song also.)
  4. Color Code
  5. Story Song

5 Responses

  1. Kristina Chamberlain

    Thank you so much, Sister Dance! You are so generous to plan these wonderful ideas. I hope all is well with your family!

    • Sharla Dance

      Dear Erin, I will try . I’ve already started on ideas for February’s and March’s songs. Thanks for requesting!

  2. Rebecca

    Thank you for these ideas! This is my first visit to your website. Your movement ideas really resonate with me, so I’m sure they will with the kids, too. I have had this calling for a while and I was feeling a little flat on creativity, but now I am excited to get the kids moving and singing tomorrow.

    • Sharla Dance

      Dear Rebecca, Welcome! I hope you can search some of the back blogposts also, to get a feel for teaching 2 or 3 songs a Sunday, only 5 to 7 minutes per song, which matches the children’s need to have a change of pace every 5 to 10 minutes. I usually choose a contrasting song that is coming up to teach along with the song of the month.

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