Teach “Give,” Said the Little Stream using one, or a combination of a few of these singing time ideas! My absolute favorite is using wands to create water-like movements! But no matter how you choose to teach this beloved Primary song, there’s bound to be ideas here to accommodate your Primary!
“Give,” Said the Little Stream is such a visual song, why not create some water patterns when teaching it? Do that using wands! Check out my post HERE with more details, including how to teach all 3 verses along with a little song trivia ;).
Holly does such a wonderful job with her simplified ASL videos for teaching primary songs! She has videos now available for “Give,” Said the Little Stream:
Explanation video here:
Once you have the signs learned, sign along here:
Clap, Sit & Stand
Autumn shared HERE a quick and easy activity for singing “Give,” Said the Little Stream:
Have the children clap on words that start with a G and stand up/sit down on words that start with an S.
And just because, there’s an arrangement of the Tabernacle Choir singing this song here with lots of examples of how to give!
A Children's Songbook Companion
A Children’s Songbook Companion contains a singing time lesson plan for every single song in the Children’s Songbook including “Give,” Said the Little Stream. More details on this book can be found HERE.
Access this in my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.
Teach "Give," Said the Little Stream with Handbells
Merry Bells has handbell charts for “Give,” Said the Little Stream. There are several options to choose from:
- Play Along DVD Primary Songs #2 HERE
- Digital Download Multi-Note Harmony HERE
- Digital Download Single-Note Melody HERE
- Printable Handbell Charts HERE
Make sure to use coupon code CPI for 10% off your order!
More Singing time Ideas
Primary Singing has several ideas for teaching Give Said the Little Stream.
As does LDS Primary Printables.
Give Said the Little Stream History
This information comes from Stories from The Children’s Songbook by Sister Pat Graham (more information on that book HERE).
What word is missing in this sentence from the song? “I’m small, I know, but wherever I go the _________ grow greener still.”
If you said “grass,” you are wrong! The song has obviously been taught by rote rather than by looking at the words, as this is not a word change.
Every printing, including the 1920 songbook edition, says “fields.” So where did “grass” come from? Perhaps we have been influenced by the saying “the grass is greener on the other side.”
Leave your "Give," Said the Little Stream Singing Time Ideas
How are you teaching “Give,” Said the Little Stream in singing time? Leave a comment with your suggestions!
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > “Give,” Said the Little Stream.