If you are looking for a lesson plan to teach this I’ll Walk with You, I HIGHLY suggest using plastic spoons with these clever actions that correlate perfectly with this song!
I wish I could take credit for this CLEVER activity. Rachel posted it over on the Primary Music Leader’s FB page HERE.
Make sure to check out this demonstration video for teaching I’ll Walk With You in singing time using this lesson plan:
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So grab yourself some plastic spoons for yourself and enough for each child to have 2! As an attention getter, simply demonstrate the actions with the song playing on your phone+speakers.
Afterward, ask the children what they think the spoons represent [someone walking and talking]. Then pass out the spoons and gradually add each action one by one, demonstrating while adding simple explanations for the actions if need be.
You can also ask directive listening questions once the song has been learned as you repeat the actions:
- Tell me how I can show my love to Heavenly Father’s children who may be different from me [I’ll walk with you, I’ll talk with you]
- Jesus taught by example. What 3 ways does the song mention? [Jesus walked away from none, He gave his love to everyone, Jesus blessed all he could see]
- Jesus has set the example. What has he said to us? [Come, follow me]
…Here’s one thing I like to discuss with the kids when I do this song. I make sure to wear my glasses and I ask other kids who have glasses to raise their hands. And we discuss how we SEE different. Just like some people walk/talk/hear different. But tons of people have glasses and we still treat them the same. Just like we can with our friends in wheelchairs or who talk a different language etc.
Bear testimony that you can show your love to Heavenly Father by showing your love to others, especially those who are different from you.
More Singing Time Ideas
Find more singing time ideas for teaching I’ll Walk with You HERE.