We Welcome You is a great welcome song to sing in singing time to welcome visitors or to help you celebrate the primary’s birthday each year in August!
A Children’s Songbook Companion has a simple idea for teaching We Welcome You. If you don’t know what this book is, find more information about it HERE.
The song can be divided into 2 parts. The first half of the song is a great way to welcome visitors and can be sung on its own. The second half of the song focuses more on how the primary came to be and is fun to sing around the primary’s birthday on August 25th.
This lesson plan only focuses on Part 1.
Play the song on your phone + speaker. Walk around and greet each of the children, shaking their hands as you and the teachers sing. Repeat the song as needed until every child’s hand has received a handshake. Post the words like I do HERE as needed.
Repeat having the children clap to the beat. The tempo is very upbeat and the children will enjoy quickly clapping as they sing! Optionally, ask these directive listening questions:
- Find the words that are sung on an octave interval that sounds like this (demonstrate a C to C on the piano) [for you].
- Notice how the melody on “pri-ma-ry” is the same pattern as “like to be,” only a little slower.
1 thought on “We Welcome You”
One thing we do to mix up the hello song (since all the kids end up singing "jello" in Sr anyway) is that we say hello in different languages. So far we have done spanish, french, german. (Basically, we sing "Hola, hola, hola, hola" we welcome you today "hola") The kids love it and I let them share new ways to say hello and then we use it to sing the song with if we have a visitor.