Kids love to move, and there are so many appropriate movements that you can use to help them connect to the songs. Movement helps the children sense the rhythm and tempo and phrasing of the song without having to know you are even learning it. Uses both major functions of the ear, which are keeping balance, and listening. Moving while learning songs uses both aspects of the ear.

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You can click on any of the articles below that contain some simple tips, advice and information for using movement in your teaching:

Moving with Manipulatives

Moving with Paper Plates


He Sent His Son: Paper plates and Map


I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ: Older and Younger Action Word Actions


Video of Paper Plate activity for He Sent His Son

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Magic Crayon: Younger. Using it to review (or learn) I Know That My Savior Loves Me and He Sent His Son


Egg Shaker Pass: I Know That My Savior Loves Me, Second verse – Older children


Simplified Rhythm Band for younger children: Follow the Prophet


Rhythm band for Follow the Prophet: Older children


Movement for “I Know That My Savior Loves Me” for Younger children


Video of the Movement: I Know That My Savior Loves Me for Older Children

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Younger children: Teaching “Follow the Prophet” as a contrast to “I Know That My Savior Loves Me