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We Are Different

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I absolutely LOVE this song!  It ranks high on my favorite-primary-songs list – something about the rhythm and singing on the off-beat.  It can be a little tricky but don’t let that deter you from teaching it to your primary!  It’s also a great one to sing with visitors!

Sing the verses by having the primary pair up with a neighbor and face each other to do simple actions with each other.  You as the leader can pair with the visitor.  If there are multiple visitors, have them pair up with each other after the song has been demonstrated to them by the primary.

1st Verse:
  • I know you: point to partner using both hands
  • and you know me: point to themselves using thumbs
  • We are as different as the sun and the sea: grasp hands
  • I know you: point to partner using both hands
  • you know me: point to themselves using thumbs
  • And that’s the way it is supposed to be: have children shake hands on the beat

2nd Verse:

  • I help you: hold left hands and sink to the ground together
  • and you help me: switch to right hands and rise up together
  • We learn from problems, and we’re starting to see: foreheads gently come together (be careful!)
  • I help you: hold left hands and sink to the ground together
  • and you help me: switch to right hands and rise up together
  • And that’s the way it is supposed to be: have children shake hands on the beat

3rd Verse:

  • I love you: backs of hands touch neighbors palms
  • and you love me: both palms touch neighbors palms
  • We reach together for the best we can be: touching palms raise above heads and come down
  • I love you: backs of hands touch neighbors palms
  • and you love me: both palms touch neighbors palms
  • And that’s the way it is supposed to be: have children shake hands on the beat

Sing 1 verse or all 3 then repeat with new neighbors!  I have the above actions available to download using my access button at the bottom of this post.

Post the words until they become familiar.  See how I do that HERE.

 

Make sure to check out all of my welcome songs HERE.  I rotate through a new welcome song every month!

Not very many visitors in primary?  No problem!  This song also doubles as a fun wiggle song!  Check out my Wiggle Worm Jar HERE.

All my printables are free and can be downloaded from my Resource Library.  To gain access to my Resource Library, simply click on the below:

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > We Are Different.

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2 thoughts on “We Are Different”

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    This is one of my favorite songs too. I've always done it with rhythm instruments but I like your actions. I'll have to try it.
    Super cute illustration too. Did you draw it? Is it ok to print a copy of it?

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