Check out these singing time ideas for teaching the primary song, Tell Me the Stories of Jesus in singing time! Storybooks, handbells, simplified ASL and more! There’s bound to be something to accommodate your primary’s learning style and needs!
The title of this song longs to tell a good story! Teach the Tell Me the Stories of Jesus by creating a simple storybook! More details are on this post HERE for the first verse.
Continue on with the storybook idea for teaching the 2nd and 3rd verses as well! Only this time, it’s interactive! Check out more details HERE.
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 Tell Me the Stories of Jesus. 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 Tell Me the Stories of Jesus with Handbells
Merry Bells also has bell charts for Tell Me the Stories of Jesus. Find more information on the DVD HERE. There are several options for Merry Bells bell charts:
- Purchase Merry Bells Primary Songs DVD HERE
- Purchase Merry Bells Single Note digital files HERE
- Purchase Merry Bells Multi Note digital files HERE
- Purchase Merry Bells charts to print HERE
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ASL is always a great option as well! Check out this simplified ASL demonstration video for teaching Tell Me the Stories of Jesus here:
Then make sure to check out my post HERE for more helpful tips for teaching sign language in singing time!
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus History
This information comes from Stories from The Children’s Songbook by Sister Pat Graham (more information on that book HERE).
William Henry Parker [the author] apprenticed in machine-construction in a lace-making plant, and was later head of an insurance company. In 1885, he wrote a text with six stanzas for the anniversary of the Chelsea Street Baptist Church in Nottingham, England. As an active member, he wrote many hymns for Sunday School anniversaries. Fifteen of his hymns appear in the National Sunday School Union’s Sunday School Hymnary, 1905.
In 1903, Frederic A Challinor [the composer] composed music for the six stanzas of W. H. Parker, and the song was the prize-winning rime in a competition sponsored by the National Sunday School Union, London. Challinor had labored in a brickyard and worked as a coal miner and in a china factory prior to earning degrees from the Royal College of Music and an English university. He published over 1,000 compositions and wrote his own verses to many hymns and songs. Some of his work is published in a Methodist hymnal and in the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905.
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Singing Time Ideas
Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Tell Me the Stories of Jesus.