“As you teach IILWMH, write one of the following questions on the board:
- . Where can I hear the Savior’s voice?
- Who teaches us how to live righteously
- Who speaks quietly to us?
Invite the children to listen for the answer as they sing and to signal (by folding their arms, standing up, or touching their ears) when they sing the answer. have the children sing the answer with you a few times. Write another question on the board and repeat.”
I posted on the chalkboard 3 pictures (one for each verse): A picture of a child reading the scriptures for the 1st verse, the current prophet’s picture for the 2nd verse, and a picture of a child receiving the Holy Ghost for the 3rd Verse.
UPDATE: check out my post HERE with more details!
Then under each picture I typed up the words so each verse to fit on one sheet of paper and then hung the 3 verses under its corresponding picture. Use my “Posting Words” document for this song HERE.
I used a CD player and had If I Listen With My Heart on CD which contained the words being sung. Then I wrote question #1 on the board while we listened to the first verse. I had the kids raise their hand once they figured out the answer and we answered it all together. Then we sang verse one.
I repeated the 2nd and 3rd verses the same way. Then we just sang the whole song through. I had them repeat the chorus a few times until they could sing it without using the words on the board (if they could do it, they turned around to face the back wall) since it is repeated 3 times and fairly short and simple.
Next I moved on to the word scramble. You may need another week to add this to singing time. To make the word scramble, simply download my word scramble document.
Documents are available at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are at the bottom of this post.
To make it simpler, I’ll scramble each phrase (each document is a phrase) but each phrase will be in order . For example, the phrase “If I had been a little child when Jesus lived on earth” will be row one and the words within that phrase will scrambled.
Row two will have the next phrase scrambled “I would have liked to walk with Him and listen to His words” and so on. There are 8 phrases in the 1st and 2nd verses so there will be 8 rows.
We’ll start out by singing the 1st and 2nd verses using the words I typed up last week (see above) and I’ll tell them they need to try to memorize the order. I’ll remove the words and we’ll work on the first phrase.
I may time it and see if 2 or 3 kids can get phrase 1 in order in 1 minute. Then I’ll bring the words back out and we’ll check the answers. If it’s wrong, we’ll correct it and re-sing it. If it’s right, we’ll move on to the next phrase.
I will also post the corresponding pictures that I used last week (see above) just so they can get a broad idea of what the verse is about.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > If I Listen With My Heart.