Pioneer Cake Walk


Plan a pioneer cake walk in singing time!  Use this activity with any Primary song but I HIGHLY recommend the pioneer songs!

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Pioneer Songs

These are the pioneer songs listed in the Children’s Songbook that I recommend you sing with this activity:

  • Pioneer Children Sang as they Walked p. 214
  • Little Pioneer Children p. 216
  • To Be a Pioneer p. 218
  • The Oxcart p. 219
  • The Handcart Song p. 220
  • Covered Wagons p. 221

Make sure to post the words like I do HERE.

Camille's Primary Ideas: posting words for singing time, singing time flip charts

Create a Pioneer Cake Walk

Find more details for creating the footsteps for the cake walk HERE.

Place the footsteps randomly around the room in a large circle with the numbers facing up.  Have all the kids go stand on a footstep. Sing your song(s) and randomly stop.  Call out a number and the child standing on that number gets a piece of “pioneer” candy.

Opt for salt water taffy but anything will work!  Put your calling number back into the bag and repeat until all the kids have had a piece of candy and your song has been sung SEVERAL times!

If the kids think they did a lot of walking, tell them the pioneer children walked thousands of miles to get to the Salt Lake Valley!

More Pioneer Singing Time Ideas

Scroll through all of my Pioneer singing time ideas HERE.
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Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Pioneer Day > Pioneer Walk.


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3 thoughts on “Pioneer Cake Walk”

  1. Thanks for posting this, Camille. We did something very similar to this last year and the kids LOVED it. I appreciate you sharing the footsteps and caller cards you made!

  2. I had something else planned, but yours sounds more fun! I think I'll try yours!
    One question- are you going to do anything to make sure every child gets candy? Or just luck of the draw, if they get some, they get some?

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