2020 Primary Music CD

Camille's Primary Ideas: 2020 Primary Songs Book of Mormon CD & Cover

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Every year for Christmas, our primary hands out a primary music CD as our Christmas gift.  It contains the 36 suggested songs found in the Come Follow Me Music for Singing Time 2020.

(find more information on Music for Singing Time 2020 HERE).

Music for Singing Time 2020

If you feel CD’s are a thing of the past, I’ve seen other primaries create digital playlists and email them out to families (creating YouTube playlists like Don-Eva created last year HERE or a Google Drive folder that contains all the songs to download, to name a few ways).

If you’ve done that for your primary, please feel free to share the details on how you did it!  My preference is a CD – simply because it’s a more tangible gift.  A great idea is to suggest to families is to put the CD in their cars as most vehicles still have a CD player and a captive audience ;).

Natalie shared on the FB group HERE what she did for her primary!  Her printable is available in my Resource Library in case you aren’t part of the FB group.

Another option instead of doing a CD is a DVD (or a YouTube playlist of videos).  They would be similar to the lesson I did HERE for our 2019 Sing-Along Videos.

To start making the CD’s, I created a document that contained all the songs I’d like to teach in singing time next year.  You can find my list using the access button at the bottom of this post.  I submitted it to my primary president to get everything approved.  But for easy viewing, below is my song list:

2020 Primary Music Song List

  • Book of Mormon Stories p. 118
  • Keep the Commandments p. 146
  • The Iron Rod hymn #274
  • Nephi’s Courage Children’s p. 120
  • I Feel My Savior’s Love p. 74
  • I Love to See the Temple p. 95
  • When I Am Baptized p. 103
  • Dare to Do Right p. 158
  • A Child’s Prayer p. 12
  • Easter Hosanna p. 68
  • When We’re Helping p. 198
  • Love One Another p. 136
  • I Will Be Valiant p. 162
  • Help Me, Dear Father p. 99
  • Testimony hymn #137
  • We’ll Bring the World His Truth p. 172
  • Follow the Prophet p. 110
  • I Want to Be a Missionary Now p. 168
  • My Heavenly Father Loves Me p. 228
  • Faith p. 96
  • As I Search the Holy Scriptures hymn #277
  • Repentance p. 98
  • The Still Small Voice p. 106
  • Follow the Prophet p. 110
  • Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus p. 36
  • I’m Trying to Be like Jesus p. 78
  • The Wise Man and the Foolish Man p. 281
  • Reverently, Quietly p. 26
  • Families Can Be Together Forever p. 188
  • The Church of Jesus Christ p. 77
  • Jesus Said Love Everyone p. 61
  • Stand for the Right p. 159
  • I Thank Thee, Dear Father p. 7
  • Search, Ponder and Pray p. 109
  • Away in a Manger p. 42
  • He Sent His Son p. 34
(program songs are bolded)
Once approved, I create a playlist using iTunes with these songs.  I have all theses songs on iTunes.  You can download all the songs from the Children’s Songbook HERE.  Hymns can be downloaded HERE.  I had a hard time finding a few Hymns but I eventually found them here:
I bought these CD-R’s and jewel cases here (Amazon affiliate link):

Note, these aren’t the cheapest that Amazon sells but I prefer name brand compared to the no-name.  For some reason, it makes for easier burning and I have less “non-usable” cd’s – just my experience! (Amazon affiliate link):

Then I started burning {what seems like a million} CD’s!   Once burned, I simply took a Sharpie marker and wrote “2020 Primary Songs” on the actual CD.  I did take a few random CD’s and put them in my CD player to make sure they burned correctly.
We give one CD per primary family.  For our Primary it’s about 30 so I’ve burned 35 to have as a few extras to keep in the cupboard just in case we have move-ins, someone loses theirs, or sometimes a few families ask if they can have another copy, etc.

2020 Primary Music CD Cover

Camille's Primary Ideas: 2020 Primary Songs Book of Mormon CD & Cover
I have 2 options for for the cover.  One without the song list (just in case your songs are different than mine).  To use the blank one, I suggest typing up a list that looks similar to mine (the font I used it just Times New Roman, font size 8), trimming your list so it will fit within the blank square space and taping it on.  When you make photo copies, you will never know that you literally copied and pasted.
I do like the black and white cover only because I can make free copies at the library.  I also tell the kids they are welcome to color their CD cover to make it more personalized.  The artwork I chose is from LDS.org found HERE.
Camille's Primary Ideas: Jesus Appears to Nephites cd cover image
Once I have my copies made, I cut around on the black lines with the exception of down the middle. I fold it there and simply slide it into the cd jewel case.  The size, once cut out, measures 5 inches and 5.5 centimeters both across and down, making it a perfect square.
I then tie on Christmas ribbon and attach a treat of some sort for each child (we’ve done ring pops, tootsie roll suckers, Now & Laters, etc.). A family with 4 nursery/primary aged kids would receive one CD tied with 4 treats.  I also attach a tag (signed by our ward’s primary name in the space provided):
I’ve made lots of Christmas tags in previous years that I’ll be reusing this year:
Cut out, hole punch the top, slide it onto a ribbon and tie.  Here are a few from past years:
We will hand these out the 2 Sundays before Christmas (since we won’t have primary the Sunday prior to Christmas) and deliver them to the kids who are less active.

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

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > CD > 2020.


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12 thoughts on “2020 Primary Music CD”

    1. Hi Katie!

      I did it so long ago, I’m not even sure if it would still work with technology today. But I own the Children’s Songs on CD, and opened up iTunes and imported all the songs to iTunes. If you download the songs from the church’s website, you can open iTunes and search for the song and it should play from there. You may need to Google it for better instructions ;).


  1. I was wondering if you have a list of the songs not bolded, but in the font and fitting in the CD cover? Last year I typed it out, and tried to glue it on your blank cover, because we chose different program songs. It seems like it might be something easy for you to have along with the bolded and blank covers, and look better than my “glued” copy.

  2. Hello!

    I’m trying to download the songs from the church website but its downloading them to a program called “Groove Music”. Did this happen to you?


    1. Hi Kelly!

      I did t download my primary songs from the website as I own the songs on cd so I didn’t run into this problem. I’m not home for a few days otherwise I’d check it out for you. I’ll try to look into it when I get home on Wednesday. Sorry!!


    2. Hi Kelly!

      I’m home now and looking into your issue. When I download the songs from the church’s website and open the file, it automatically defaults to using iTunes to open it. I don’t have a program called Groove Music on my computer. It looks like Groove music is the Windows version of iTunes and I’m going to assume it works similar to iTunes. Maybe when you open the files, right click and see if it will let you open with iTunes instead of Groove Music. Sorry I’m not very techy!


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