Teach A Child’s Prayer in singing time using this simple singing time idea! The fun part begins when you start practicing the 2 different parts of the song using my review necklaces!
I purchased these visuals for A Child’s Prayer found HERE at Finch Family Games. I printed out pages 2 – 16 on card stock and placed them in plastic cover sheets. These are free HERE and will easily work too!
- Who is the child speaking to? [Heavenly Father]
Sing or play it again and ask this next question:
- How many times is Heavenly Father’s name sung? 
Proceed to give a personal experience about prayer or ask if any of the children have had their own prayers answered.
Singing Time Activity
For Senior Primary, have the children draw lines on the board from the first verse card to the corresponding second verse card that is out of order (a matching game). Then sing both phrases – first verse and then the 2nd. Make sure to note to the kids that these are the first and second verses of the song even though the melody is completely different in each!
Go on to the 2nd phrase in the first verse and find it’s match in the second verse and so on until all cards are matched, gradually adding on each phrase as you sing it.
Note: There are 8 cards in the first verse and only 7 in the second verse so one card in the first verse will have 2 cards that are its match.
For Junior Primary simply add-on with the visuals. Have a child come up and hold the first phrase of the first verse. Sing it and then add on until all the cards have been sung to both verses. Gradually remove the cards out of order.
See how I practice the 2 parts together to A Child’s Prayer in singing time HERE using these fun review necklaces.
There’s a wonderful video that you should watch, just for kicks ;)…it’s with the composer, Janice Kapp Perry: