I wish I could take credit for this activity but I can’t. Rachel posted it over on the Primary Music Leader’s FB page HERE. She also shared with me another video she created below and I can’t thank her enough for her generosity!
You can also find the above video directly on my YouTube channel HERE. I’d love it if you would like and subscribe if you find my channel helpful.
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 CD/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.”
There’s also attention-getter information + more lesson plan ideas here if you want more information: