Seek the Lord Early Singing Time Ideas


Check out these singing time ideas for teaching the Primary song, Seek the Lord Early. My favorite is searching for key words around the room.  But whatever you choose, these Seek the Lord Early singing time ideas are bound to accommodate your Primary’s learning style and needs!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Seek the Lord Early Singing Time Ideas

Outline Singing Time Visuals

You can never go wrong when you use suggestions from church headquarters!  These visuals were found in the 2014 Outline for Sharing Time.  

More details are on my post HERE.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Seek the Lord Early Singing Time Lesson Plan Idea using printables suggested in the singing time outline

Hot 'N Cold

This activity is suggested in the 2014 outline that corresponds to the visuals referenced above!  More details can be found HERE

…Display all of the pictures on the board. Invite a child to go out of the room while someone else hides one of the pictures. Have the child come back and “seek” for the picture by listening to the other children sing louder as he or she gets closer and softer as he or she gets farther away. Repeat as time allows.

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 Seek the Lord Early.  More details on this book can be found HERE.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Seek the Lord Early Singing Time Ideas

Access this in my Resource Library.  Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.

Teach Seek the Lord Early with Handbells

This post HERE explains everything you need to know about using handbells in Primary. 

Then use Merry Bells to play Seek the Lord Early.  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!

Camille's Primary Ideas: New Merry Bells Primary Songs #2 DVD

Sharla Dance

Sharla Dance has a steady beat challenge HERE that looks super fun!Squiggle Map for teaching this song HERE.  Check out her video below as well:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Seek the Lord Early Singing Time Ideas


ASL is always a great option as well!  The church’s ASL video can be found HERE for teaching Seek the Lord Early.

Check out my post HERE for teaching sign language in singing time for more helpful tips!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Teach a Song using ASL, Signing in Singing Time Tips

More Singing Time Ideas

Primary Singing has 22 various ways to teach Seek the Lord Early.

As does LDS Primary Printables.

Seek the Lord Early History

This information comes from Stories from The Children’s Songbook by Sister Pat Graham (more information on that book HERE).

Joanne Bushman Doxey and her husband served as mission presidents in Barcelona, Spain. “While there, she said, “I was impressed as I read the scriptures. . . that if children learned early to seek the Lord, they would be guided and protected throughout their lives.”75Just before the Doxeys completed their mission, President Dwan Young contacted Joanne. She wanted someone who could understand the needs of children in the mission field. One of the first assignments given to Sister Doxey was to help write the 1984 Children’s Sacrament Meeting Presentation. The scripture she had been impressed with prompted this song.

Author’sNote: I always liked to sit by Joanne at board meetings. I had a new baby as well as teenagers, and I eagerly soaked up her comments about parenting and teaching. She always made me feel that it was possible to be a successful mother and serve in the Church.

Joanne said, “The most important of all activities and honors, the most time-consuming and most rewarding, has been the rearing of a righteous fanaily.”76She is the mother of eight children who enjoy singing together and collecting and playing musical instruments. Sister Doxey served as counselor to General Relief Society President Barbara Winder; chairman of Church Hostessing; and with her husband as counselor in the Salt Lake Temple presidency, and president of the Spain Madrid Temple.

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How will you teach Seek the Lord Early in singing time?  Leave a comment with your suggestions and ideas!

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These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Seek the Lord Early.


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