My Country

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Your primary children need to know that wherever they live is the best place to live because it’s where your home and family are found!  Teach this doctrine by learning the primary song, My Country.

Camille's Primary Ideas: My Country singing time ideas

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I love the idea for teaching My Country using flags and the simple images found in A Children’s Songbook Companion.  This is a quick song and easy to pair with the song My Flag, My Flag.

Camille's Primary Ideas: My Flag, My Flag Singing Time Ideas

I digitally colored the images found in A Children’s Songbook Companion then enlarged them.

Camille's Primary Ideas: My Country singing time ideas
Camille's Primary Ideas: My Country singing time ideas
Camille's Primary Ideas: My Country singing time ideas

Along with word strips for the following words:

Camille's Primary Ideas: My Country singing time ideas

Black and white images are also available.  Access my printables at my Resource Library.  Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.  Print the images on card stock, cut out and laminate (optional).  Then cut out the word strips.

Before primary, hang one image and one word strip around the primary room.  The more random, the better.

Pass a mini flag to each child similar to these (Amazon affiliate link):

Scarves work well too!

Activity

To introduce the song, you and the teachers sing the song. Post the words using this flip chart format.

Camille's Primary Ideas: posting words for singing time, singing time flip charts

Have the primary look around the room for visuals that coincide with what you are singing.  See if they can figure out what each image is [desert, mountains, iceberg] and where each word strip is sung in the song.

Pass out a flag or scarf to each child.  Ask them to follow along with you as you do simple actions with your flag.

1st verse:

  • my country: stand (and stay standing)
  • pride: place your hand that’s holding the flag over your heart
  • desert: using the flag, turn to point to the desert image (so if it’s on the back wall, turn to the back wall)
  • mountains: point to the mountain image
  • land iceberg bound: point to the iceberg image
  • It’s here my home and loved ones are found: move flags up and down across your body as if marching in a parade with a flag, then sit on the word “found”

2nd verse:

  • my country: sit stand (and stay standing)
  • I do: point to self using the flag
  • mighty/noble/true: point to the word strips placed randomly around the room
  • love: place your hand that’s holding the flag over your heart
  • Long may it be a land where my people are honest and free: wave flags back and forth over head

Bear Testimony

Bear testimony that wherever you live is the best place to live because it’s where your home and family are found.

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Make sure to check out more Patriotic singing time ideas.

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

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > My Country.

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