Teach I Know My Father Lives in singing time using a simple activity originating from the Church’s website! All I’ve done is added a few printables with pictures and optional handbell chords.
Teach the song “I Know My Father Lives” (p. 5) by first bearing your testimony of Heavenly Father’s love for you.
Then have four helpers hold the words Lives, Loves, Spirit, and True, printed on separate papers. Ask them to stand in different corners of the room (out of order) and repeat their word.
Instruct the children to stand, and as they listen to you sing the phrases in the first verse, turn to face the word you’re singing about, and echo the phrase. Repeat, having them sing each phrase with you as the helpers hold their signs up high.
Let the children tell the helpers where to stand up front, in order, and sing the verse again. Repeat the process with the second verse using the words Sent, Faith, Spirit, and Can.
For younger children: Assign helpers a word to say rather than having them hold the printed word.
I Know My Father Lives Keywords & Handbell Chords
Download this chart:
Also available to download is a version without handbells:
Access these printables at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing the Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.
I printed on card stock, then placed in sheet protectors. Or laminate. Check out the list of singing time office supplies HERE I recommend you always have on hand!
Most of the images for this chart are from Susan Fitch. She’s my favorite ;).
Singing Time Idea
Keep in mind to tell the children that the Holy Ghost usually doesn’t literally whisper things in our ear when he speaks to us. We can feel him in our hearts, our thoughts and sometimes it’s something we hear with our ears.
Using Handbells in Singing Time
Make sure to check out more details about using handbells in singing time HERE.
Since the words “true” and “can” are sung twice in the song, the first row of bell notes plays on the first “true” and the second row of bell notes plays on the second “true.” The same goes for the word “can.”
After the children have pointed, collect all the wands. Place all the images with keywords and bell chords on the board. Then pass out handbells
From there, play the chart from the board, instead of around the room.
Also check out this demonstration video for teaching I Know My. Father Lives in singing time using this lesson plan:
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More Singing Time Ideas
Check out MORE singing time ideas for teaching I Know My Father Lives HERE.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > I Know My Father Lives.