This Sunday, most wards will be discussing missionary work during the 2nd hour 5th Sunday meeting. Primary doesn’t attend these meetings but that doesn’t mean that they still can’t talk about missionary work! Check out these 5th Sunday missionary singing time ideas!
**The missionary artwork used in the image above is from Susan Fitch HERE!
If you are like, “what are you talking about?”, check out this information HERE from the church regarding the 5th Sunday meeting in July.
Primary is typically excluded from the 5th Sunday meeting but primary can still do their own missionary meeting if you like! I saw that one ward excused the teachers to attend the meeting. They then combined primary which contained singing time and a lesson taught by the primary presidency.
There are SO many fun ways to incorporate missionary work into singing time! And what better way to prepare children to be missionaries now and eventually full-time missionaries one day than with primary songs!
So many gospel principles are learned through primary songs! Help your primary learn gospel basics with this simple Singing Missionaries singing time lesson plan HERE.
Susan Fitch Missionary Game
Check out Susan Fitch’s missionary game HERE. Help missionaries prepare for their missions! This activity can be used with any songs! Primary presentation, songs, etc.
If you want a good list of missionary songs from the Children’s Songbook, I suggest:
- Called to Serve p. 174
- I Hope They Call Me on a Mission p. 169
- I Want to Be a Missionary Now p. 168
- On a Golden Springtime p. 88
- The Church of Jesus Christ p. 77
- The Fifth Article of Faith p. 125
- The Things I Do p. 170
- We’ll Bring the World His Truth p. 172
Pin the Tag on the Missionary
Sara shared her idea HERE which requires children to knock on doors, answer questions, then sing songs.
I called up pairs of kids (2 boys or 2 girls) like companions and had them knock on a door. Behind each door was a different question that a person who is not a member of our church might ask. The “missionaries” had to think of a Primary song that could answer the question.If the two of them couldn’t think of one, I would let them ask someone else. Once they chose a song, we would sing it and then I would ask them to explain how that song answers the question. The questions I had were:
- Who are we & where did we come from?
- Why do the choices I make matter?
- Why is Jesus Christ important? What did he do?
- Why is your church different or special?
- What happens in the temple?
Or knock on actual doors! Check out this idea HERE.
I Hope They Call Me on a Mission
If you want to sing songs in the Children’s Songbook relating to missionary work with simple activities, try singing I Hope They Call Me on a Mission. Pass out a missionary name tag and march around the room (or in place) as you sing. More details HERE.
We'll Bring the World His Truth
This favorite missionary primary song will have your kids learning all about the stripling warriors! Check out more details HERE.
The Things I Do
Teach children that the things they do now matter! Check out details for unfamiliar primary song HERE.
I Want to Be a Missionary Now
This fun lesson plan will have your kiddos acting just like missionaries by walking, knocking and wearing missionary tags!! Check out more details HERE.
The Church of Jesus Christ
There’s no better way to share the gospel than to bear your testimony! This primary song tells you exactly what is included in a testimony! Check out more details HERE.
On a Golden Springtime
You’ll love these clever little felt puppets that are super simple to put together!! Details can be found HERE.
Whew! There are TONS of ways to incorporate missionary work into singing time!! What will you be doing this 5th Sunday? Leave a comment with your ideas and suggestions!