My Heavenly Father Loves Me: Sights and Sounds, 2nd verse

See

Show different pictures to the children and see if they can guess what they are.  Receive their  answers.

Sing “He gave me my eyes that I might see the color of butterfly wings.”

Here are some ideas:

a leaf in the fall

the pink wings of a spoonbill bird

the wool of a sheep

the flower petals of a dahlia

raindrops on a pond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hear

Record different sounds snippets for the children, making sure they are short yet you can tell what it is.  (For younger children, I would use only 3 or 4, but for older children I would use 6 to 7.)

Tell the children you are going to play a few seconds of a sound and ask them if they can figure out what sound it is.  Play the sound and receive their answers.

Sing “He gave me my ears that I might hear the magical sound of things.”

Here are some ideas:

water in a stream

dolphin sounds

Lion roaring

duck quacking

fire burning

baby laughing

mother singing (in Portuguese) with street noises

Sign Language

Give the American sign language sign for life three times, each time repeating the word “life.”

Give the sign language sign for mind, again repeating the sign and saying the word three times.

Give the sign language sign for heart, repeated and said three times.

Sing “He gave me my life, my mind, my heart:…” doing the sign with the word as you sing.

Finish singing the song

“I thank Him reverently.  For all his creations, of which I’m a part.  Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves me.”

Bear your testimony of Heavenly Father and His love for you.

13 Responses

  1. Kristina Chamberlain

    I’m so excited to teach this song next month! Great ideas, thank you!

  2. LaTressa

    Beautiful! I can feel the spirit just imagining doing this in my primary. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Joy

    Where can I go to print off pictures like the examples you illustrate above. i just have a PC, not a Mac.

    • Sharla Dance

      I just got these random pictures off of the internet. I’m sure you could look for images like the close up of a leaf, close up of a sheep’s wool, etc. I’m so grateful for the images others put up there!

  4. Staci

    Found a tiny typo-..
    Finish singing the song

    “I thank Him reverently. For all his creations, of which I’m a part. Yes, I now (know) Heavenly Father loves me.”

    • Cali

      Lynn, So far I have 3 activities planned for the first verse: Melody Map (with actions for Junior, Posters mixed up for Senior), Hand Bells (small groups with chords for Junior, Individual Notes for Senior), and ASL (simple for Junior, more complete for Senior). Our ward likes to have at least one song with ASL for the program, and I love the ASL for this song. Primary Choristers has a good video on youtube. I’m still brainstorming a sensory learning activity…

  5. Cali

    Hi Sharla! Thank you for all you do to inspire and help us! Will you be selling a workshop video this year? I’d love to purchase one!

  6. Cali

    Lynn, So far I have 3 activities planned for the first verse: Melody Map (with actions for Junior, Posters mixed up for Senior), Hand Bells (small groups with chords for Junior, Individual Notes for Senior), and ASL (simple for Junior, more complete for Senior). Our ward likes to have at least one song with ASL for the program, and I love the ASL for this song. Primary Choristers has a good video on youtube. I’m still brainstorming a sensory learning activity…

  7. Sally

    Sister Dance, I read in a previous post the procedure to set up a workshop that you would conduct. I can not find the post. If I remember correctly, my Stake President contacts your Stake President. I would like my stake to host one of your workshops. Can you email me the information please
    Sally

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