Seek the Lord Early


Teach Seek the Lord Early in singing time using suggested visuals found in the Sharing Time Outline!  Your primary will enjoy “seeking” around the primary room for all the answers!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Seek the Lord Early Singing Time Lesson Plan Idea

I love the visuals suggested in the 2014 Sharing Time Outline found HERE for August…but apparently they aren’t available.  So I created some that are pretty similar…

Camille's Primary Ideas: Seek the Lord Early Singing Time Lesson Plan Idea using printables suggested in the singing time outline

I did add a keyword on each of the phrases since some of the pictures can be tricky.  Also available are versions without the words along with a white background with and without the words.

Access my printables at my Resource Library.  Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.

Before primary, post the first page of the visuals (I numbered each of mine on the backside) somewhere around the primary room with tape.

Singing Time Idea

For the attention getter, have the pianist play the song and ask the kids if any of them recognize it.  Hopefully some of the older kids will recognize it. Tell them this song is all about seeking.  We will be seeking, or finding, each phrase using “telescopes!”
Pull out several empty toilet paper or paper towel tubes:
Camille's Primary Ideas: Seek the Lord Early singing time ideas using paper towel tubes

I knew these would come in handy one day!  Ask around your neighborhood if you don’t have enough.  You can also use flashlights or finger lights instead if you can get the primary room dark enough.  Check out my post HERE for more details on finger lights.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Finger Lights Review for singing time
Pick a child (or a few, depending on your primary size, so each child can have a turn) and have them go into the hall.
Have them re-enter the room and tell them they will be seeking the first phrase by only using their telescope and closing the other eye (no peeking!).  Have the piano play the song while the kid(s) seek out the first phrase.  Once found, place it on the board and the whole primary sings that phrase.
Repeat with new children, hanging the next phrase on the wall in a different spot until all the kids have had a turn to seek, the different phrases have all been found, placed in order on the board, and the song has been sung several times.
Make sure to define several of the big words: FERVENT, ABOUND

Bear Testimony

Bear testimony that you can seek the Lord and his truth by reading the scriptures, praying, obeying the prophets and Heavenly Father’s commandments.


Divide the primary into several teams.  With each phrase, 1 child from each team goes into the hall.  The first seeker to find the phrase wins that round.

MORE Singing Time Ideas

Check out more singing time ideas for teaching Seek the Lord Early HERE.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Seek the Lord Early Singing Time Ideas

Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Seek the Lord Early.


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14 thoughts on “Seek the Lord Early”

  1. HI! I love this so much but I need to have it in French. Is there a way I can have it sent to me in an editable format and then I can change to English words to French? I would prefer the one with the white background, if possible. If it isn't possible, I understand and I will just have to come up with something else but your visuals are much cuter than the ones I already have. Thanks.

  2. I feel like I should send you a gift certificate or something! I work full-time and when I got this calling, I worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up. You make me look so good! I've been a serious Camille fan for a year now. Very seldom do I have to change what you post or do something different. I hope you aren't released before I am. Send me your address and favorite restaurant and I will send you a gift card. It's the least I can do. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  3. I second what Laura said! Camille, my Primary kids and presidency think I'm awesome and SO creative. Ha! I tell them all the time that it's because of YOU, but honestly. You not only make me look good, you help ensure the children have a wonderful time and that I can FULFILL my calling. You are a gift to me! THANK YOU!

    1. Sorry to respond so late – I've been out of town all week. I updated the post to include a version with no words on it. Probably of no use now since it's after Sunday.


  4. Thanks so much, I thought like you they would be online and I could just print them out. Life got busy and I didn't have a chance to check until this Sunday. I was panicked until I found these. You saved my singing time!

  5. thank you so much! We are going through a really hard time in our family and I didn't know how I was going to get through my calling this week. Thank you for these!

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