I’ll Walk With You Singing Time Ideas

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Check out these singing time ideas for teaching the Primary song, I’ll Walk With You. My favorite is using plastic spoons.  But whatever you choose, these I’ll Walk With You singing time ideas are bound to accommodate your Primary’s learning style and needs!

Camille's Primary Ideas: I'll Walk with You singing time ideas using plastic spoons

Plastic Spoons

Who ever thought plastic spoons would find their way into singing time?  These actions are SO clever!  You kids will enjoy walking and talking along plastic spoon actions. Check out my post HERE for all the details!

I'll Walk With You Singing Time Lesson Plan using plastic spoons

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 I’ll Walk With You.  More details on this book can be found HERE.

Camille's Primary Ideas: I'll Walk with You singing time ideas using plastic spoons

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

Simplified ASL

Check out these simplified ASL videos for teaching I’ll Walk With You.  This video includes an explanation with all the signs:

Once you learn it, sign along with her here:

Sharla Dance

Sharla Dance has a story song HERE and also an egg shaker activity HERE.  Or there is a video with actions here as well:

More Singing Time Ideas

Primary Singing has 22 various ways to teach I’ll Walk With You.

Also check out a few more ideas at LDS Primary Printables.

I'll Walk With You History

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

Author’s Note: As we were evaluating the songs from the survey, we began to make a topical index. We realized that we had no songs on special needs. A Primary board member, Carmen Pingree, said she wished we had a song that taught how to treat people with differences that make people feel uncomfortable. We brainstormed about the content of such a song and wrote a sample message in free verse. We felt it should show the Savior’s example and cause a feeling of commitment.
 
When asked who might write the poem, Carmen suggested Carol Lynn Pearson [the author] because of her concise and thought-provoking writing. She was contacted in Walnut Creek, California, and agreed to help us. The sample was mailed to her, and while flying to Salt Lake for a rehearsal, she worked on the poem. When she dropped it off at the Church offices she said, “Feel free to revise or fix this in any way to fit your purpose.”
 
We were delighted with her poem, and after one slight revision and approval from Correlation, it was ready to have music added.
 
Reid Nibley [the composer] is sensitive to this topic because he has cared for a daughter with special needs. He returned his musical setting of the poem in less than three weeks and said he had wanted it to sound like “walk- ing” in the left-hand accompaniment. The original accompaniment, however, was simplified—he is, after all, a concert pianist! 

Author’sNote: It is difficult to”make”a favorite song.  You never know if what you have requested will be successful.  A neighbor of mine told me that her daughter had a new favorite song in Primary—”I’ll Walk With You. Her daughter has an arm that hasn’t grown right, and this song helped her to
feel okay about it. That is a true measure of the success of the song.

I'll Walk With You Storybook

This song has been expanded into a storybook.  It’s read by the author here:

Leave your I'll Walk With You Singing Time Ideas

How will you teach I’ll Walk With You in singing time?  Leave a comment with your suggestions and ideas!

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

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > I’ll Walk With YOu.

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