I’ll bet your primary KNOWS at least the first verse to I Am a Child of God. But have you ever stopped to teach the meaning of the song along with the other verses? If you haven’t, I HIGHLY suggest you do it!
- Premortal life – chorus
- Birth – chorus
- Earth Life – 1st verse
- Death – 1st verse
- Spirit World – 2nd verse
- Resurrection – 2nd verse
- Final Judgement – 2nd verse
- Telestial Kingdom – 3rd verse
- Terrestrial Kingdom – 4th verse
- Celestial Kingdom – 4th verse
If Jr. primary needs movement, incorporate simple hand actions for the chorus and sing it each time you sing a verse. Or they can color the coloring page at the bottom of this post.
- lead me, guide me: a “come here” action repeated twice using both arms
- walk beside me: arms sway out front together twice
- help me find the way: arms rainbow above head one direction then back
- teach me all that I must do: spread out arms to gesture “all”
- to live with Him someday: arms out front slowly raised toward heaven
Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > I Am a Child of God.
10 thoughts on “I Am a Child of God”
How can I say thank you enough? This is amazing and I look forward to seeing your posts every week! You are truly helping me to do the best job with this moderately overwhelming calling, and I thank you so very much for all the time and effort you put into this! It helps SO MUCH!!!
So do you only use your question chart, and not the actual Plan of Salvation? I made an assumption and made both, but am now realizing that they don't seem to go together… I should have looked at the document more carefully, haha!
You are correct – you only use the question chart and not the actual Plan of Salvation chart from lds.org. It's only for reference and to tell you how they are to be put together. Sorry for any confusion.
Just a heads-up: the terrestrial and celestial kingdoms (I think) should go with the 4th verse.
Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas and hard work! I so appreciate your site and have loved using it as the music leader.
You are completely right – thank you for catching my mistake! I do that more than I care to admit ;).
Camille – Thank you for all the wonderful ideas! We are Americans living in Luanda, Angola, and I just found out last Sunday that the children in my Branch only know the first verse to I am a Child of God, so we will be learning the other verses on Sunday. I love the hand actions you suggested for the chorus and plan to use those. My suggestion for the part "teach me all that I must do" is to have them close their hands together flat with their thumbs up–looks kind of like a book on it's spine. Then have them open their hand flat, to look like an open book. We did this in another song, suggesting the scriptures and that when we open up our scriptures and study them, we learn the commandments of God. The Portuguese version of the Primary songs is often not close to the English, so I have to be careful and adapt ideas to what the words are saying in Portuguese. Thank you again! I would be lost without other people's wonderful creativity!
Camille, I noticed you posted your lesson on The Plan Of Salvation to go along with I Am a Child of God. I am having difficulty finding it. You went into more detail as you put each part of the plan up. I see you put it on Facebook, but I can’t even figure out how to see your whole post.😩😭Thank You for all of your help and hard work!!
Is this the post you are referencing:
I am having trouble understanding how it will look with the questions and the pictures? Do you see the song in order as you answer the questoins?
The words of the song aren’t in the puzzle that’s put on the board. So no, you don’t actually see the words in the song. I always suggest posting words like I do here if you need:
I’ll update my post to clarify that. Thanks for your feedback!