Come Follow Me LDS Primary Songs 2024 Singing Time Planner

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Teach these 2024 Primary songs in singing time this year! This list is what the Church suggests that Primary music leaders teach in singing time throughout 2024.

Follow my recommendations to focus on the suggested songs that your Primary knows least!  Then include these songs in your Primary program.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Primary Songs 2024 Singing Time Ideas

My LDS Come Follow Me 2024 Lesson Plans

Linked below are singing time lesson plans relating to 2024’s Music for Singing Time. Bolded songs are what I will include in the 2024 Primary program presentation at the end of the year.

NOTE: I branch out from the 3 suggested songs in January.  Also several months only contain 2 suggested songs and I’ve chosen to add a 3rd.  The purpose is to provide more variety in singing time.

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Available to download is this at-a-glance list of all the 2024 Primary songs:

Camille's Primary Ideas: 2024 Book of Mormon Suggested Songs for Singing Time list

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January

Camille's Primary Ideas: Book of Mormon Stories Primary singing time ideas

These are my favorite individual lesson plans for teaching January’s suggested Primary songs are:

  1. Book of Mormon Stories – Actions & Pictures
  2.  Keep the Commandments – Tablets
  3. The Iron Rod Primary – Rhythm Actions

I Will Be What I Believe – not a suggested song for January but I am including it in the program

More singing time lesson plan ideas for teaching January’s suggested Primary songs:

  1. Book of Mormon Stories Primary Singing Time Ideas
  2. Keep the Commandments Primary Singing Time Ideas
  3. The Iron Rod Primary Singing Time Ideas

February

Camille's Primary Ideas: Nephi's Courage Primary singing time ideas

These are my favorite individual lesson plans for teaching February’s suggested Primary songs are:

  1. Nephi’s Courage – Puppet Show
  2. I Feel My Savior’s Love – Scarf Actions 
  3. Choose the Right – CTR Sticks

More singing time lesson plan ideas for teaching February’s suggested Primary songs:

  1. Nephi’s Courage Primary Singing Time Ideas
  2. I Feel My Savior’s Love Primary Singing Time Ideas
  3. Choose the Right Primary Singing Time Ideas

**Coming soon

March

Camille's Primary Ideas: Easter Hosanna singing time lesson plan

These are my favorite individual lesson plans for teaching March’s suggested Primary songs are:

  1. I Love to See the Temple – Pin Moroni on the Temple
  2. When I Am Baptized – Wands
  3. Easter Hosanna Primary – GAB images 

More singing time lesson plan ideas for teaching March’s suggested Primary songs:

  1. I Love to See the Temple Primary Singing Time Ideas
  2. When I Am Baptized Primary Singing Time Ideas
  3. Easter Hosanna Primary Singing Time Ideas

April

Camille's Primary Ideas: Have I Done Any Good Primary Singing Time Ideas using maracas

These are my favorite individual lesson plans for teaching April’s suggested Primary songs are:

  1. A Child’s Prayer – Match-Up
  2. Have I Done Any Good? – Maracas

3. I Believe in Being Honest – not a suggested song but adding as a 3rd song for variety

More singing time lesson plan ideas for teaching April’s suggested Primary songs:

  1. A Child’s Prayer Primary Singing Time Ideas
  2. Have I Done Any Good? Primary Singing Time Ideas

May

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Will Be Valiant singing time ideas

These are my favorite individual lesson plans for teaching May’s suggested Primary songs are:

More singing time lesson plan ideas for teaching May’s suggested Primary songs:

  1. Love One Another Primary Singing Time Ideas
  2. I Will Be Valiant Primary Singing Time Ideas
  3. Help Me, Dear Father Primary Singing Time Ideas

June

Camille's Primary Ideas: Nephi's Courage Primary singing time ideas

These are my favorite individual lesson plans for teaching June’s suggested Primary songs are:

More singing time lesson plan ideas for teaching June’s suggested Primary songs: 

  1. Testimony Primary Singing Time Ideas
  2. We’ll Bring the World His Truth Primary Singing Time Ideas
  3. Follow the Prophet Primary Singing Time Ideas

July

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Want to Be a Missionary Now singing time lesson plan

These are my favorite individual lesson plans for teaching July’s suggested Primary songs are:

More singing time lesson plan ideas for teaching July’s suggested Primary songs: 

  1. I Want to Be a Missionary Now Primary Singing Time Ideas
  2. My Heavenly Father Loves Me Primary Singing Time Ideas
  3. Faith Primary Singing Time Ideas

August

Camille's Primary Ideas: As I Search the Holy Scriptures singing time idea

These are my favorite individual lesson plans for teaching August’s suggested Primary songs are:

More singing time lesson plan ideas for teaching August’s suggested Primary songs: 

  1. As I Search the Holy Scriptures Primary Singing Time Ideas
  2. Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Primary Singing Time Ideas

September

Camille's Primary Ideas: The Still Small Voice Name that Sound Primary singing time idea

These are my favorite individual lesson plans for teaching September’s suggested Primary songs are:

More singing time lesson plan ideas for teaching September’s suggested Primary songs: 

  1. The Still Small Voice Primary Singing Time Ideas
  2. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Primary Singing Time Ideas
  3. I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus Primary Singing Time Ideas

October

Camille's Primary Ideas: Families Can Be Together Forever singing time ideas

These are my favorite individual lesson plans for teaching October’s suggested Primary songs are:

  1. Families Can Be Together Forever – Stick Figure Families
  2. The Church of Jesus Christ – Scavenger Hunt

3. The Wise Man and the Foolish Man – not a suggested song but adding as a 3rd song for variety**

More singing time lesson plan ideas for teaching October’s suggested Primary songs: 

  1. Families Can Be Together Forever Primary Singing Time Ideas
  2. The Church of Jesus Christ Primary Singing Time Ideas
  3. The Wise Man and the Foolish Man Primary Singing Time Ideas

**Coming soon

November

Camille's Primary Ideas: Dare To Do Right Singing Time Lesson Plan Idea

These are my favorite individual lesson plans for teaching November’s suggested Primary songs are:

  1. Dare to Do Right – Secret Code
  2. I Believe in Christ**

3. Jesus Said Love Everyone – not a suggested song but adding as a 3rd song for variety**

More singing time lesson plan ideas for teaching November’s suggested Primary songs: 

  1. Dare to Do Right Primary Singing Time Ideas
  2. I Believe in Christ Primary Singing Time Ideas
  3. Jesus Said Love Everyone Primary Singing Time Ideas

**Coming soon

December

Camille's Primary Ideas: Away in a Manger Singing Time Lesson Plan Idea

These are my favorite individual lesson plans for teaching December’s suggested Primary songs are:

More singing time lesson plan ideas for teaching December’s suggested Primary songs: 

  1. Search, Ponder, and Pray Primary Singing Time Ideas
  2. Away in a Manger Primary Singing Time Ideas**
  3. He Sent His Son Primary Singing Time Ideas

**Coming soon

Come Follow Me Primary Songs 2024

Check out this list to every year’s (past and present) Come Follow Me Primary Songs.

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Planning Singing Time using the LDS Come Follow Me 2024 Schedule

Okay, on to more suggestions found in the Instructions for Singing Time…there are activities suggested to help you teach doctrine as well as the music.

These are activities where I’ve demonstrated those activitites (or similar ones).  For a comprehensive list, check out Lesson Plans and Review Activities pages.

Using Music to Teach Doctrine

Read related scriptures: For many of the songs in the Children’s Songbook and the hymnbook, references to related scriptures are listed. Help the children read some of these passages, and talk about how the scriptures are related to the song. You could also list a few scripture references on the board and invite the children to match each reference to a song or a verse from a song.

A Primary-Christmas-Song-Nativity

Fill in the blank: Write a verse of the song on the board with several key words missing. Then ask the children to sing the song, listening for the words that fill in the blanks. As they fill in each blank, discuss what gospel principles you learn from the missing words.

Quotations from Church leaders: Invite the children to listen to a quotation from a Church leader that teaches the same gospel principle as the Primary song. Ask them to raise their hand when they hear something that helps them understand the truth they are singing about. Ask them to share what they heard.

Testify: Bear brief testimony to the children of gospel truths found in the Primary song. Help the children understand that singing is one way they can bear testimony and feel the Spirit.  

[I try to conclude every singing time with a BRIEF testimony of what I’ve been teaching]

Stand as a witness: Invite children to take turns standing and sharing what they learn from the song they are singing or how they feel about the truths taught in the song. Ask them how they feel as they sing the song, and help them identify the influence of the Holy Ghost.

Use pictures: Ask the children to help you find or create pictures that go with important words or phrases in the song. Invite them to share how the pictures relate to the song and what the song teaches. For example, if you are teaching the song “I Will Follow God’s Plan” (Children’s Songbook, 164–65), you could put pictures throughout the room depicting important words from the song (such as gift, heaven, home, earth, and birth). Ask the children to gather the pictures and hold them up in the correct order as you sing the song together.

Share an object lesson: You could use an object to inspire discussion about a song. For example, the song “Faith” (Children’s Songbook, 96–97) mentions a little seed. You could show the children a seed and talk about how we show faith when we plant a seed; this could lead to a discussion about ways we show faith in Jesus Christ, as described in the song.

Invite sharing of personal experiences: Help the children connect the principles taught in the song with experiences they have had with those principles. For example, before singing “I Love to See the Temple” (Children’s Songbook, 95), you could ask the children to raise their hands if they have seen a temple. Invite them to think as they sing about how they feel when they see a temple.

Ask questions: Ask the children to listen for answers to questions in song lyrics. This can lead to a discussion about the truths taught in the song. There are many questions you can ask as you sing songs. For example, you can ask the children what they learn from each verse in the song. You can also ask them to think of questions that the song answers.

Listen for answers: Ask the children to listen for answers to questions such as “who?” “what?” “where?” “when?” or “why?” For example, in the song “Baptism” (Children’s Songbook, 100–101), they could listen for who baptized Jesus and where, when, how, and why He was baptized. You could also ask the children to listen for key words or to count on their fingers how many times they sing a certain word.

Helping Children Learn and Remember Primary Songs

Children learn a song by hearing and singing it over and over again. Always sing the words of a new song to the children—don’t just read or recite them. This helps the children connect the melody to the words. After a song is taught, review it in a variety of fun ways throughout the year. Below are some ideas to help children learn and review songs:

Create posters: Display posters with the words from each verse or pictures that represent the words. As the children sing, cover up some of the words or pictures until they can sing the entire verse without the poster. You can also invite the children to help you create the posters.

Demonstrate the pitch: To help children learn the melody of a song, hold your hand in a horizontal position, and as you sing the words, move your hand up to indicate higher pitches and down to indicate lower pitches.

Echo: Invite the children to be your echo by repeating what you sing. Sing to the children a short phrase or a line, and then have them sing it back to you.

Use variation: Sing songs in a variety of ways, such as whispering, humming, clapping the beat, varying the tempo, or singing while sitting or standing. You could also make a cube out of paper and, on each side of the cube, write a different way to sing. Invite a child to roll the cube to decide how the children will sing the song.

Sing in groups: Give each class or individual one phrase to sing while standing, and then have them exchange phrases until each class or individual has had a turn singing each phrase.

Use hand actions: Invite the children to think of simple hand actions to help them remember the words and messages of a song. For example, when you sing the second verse of “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” (Children’s Songbook, 228–29), you could invite the children to point to their eyes, act like butterflies, and cup their hands behind their ears. Ask them to place their hands on their hearts as they sing “Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves me.”

Girls sing, boys sing: Draw a picture of a boy and a picture of a girl, and glue or tape the pictures onto separate sticks. While reviewing a song, hold up one of the pictures to indicate who should sing that part of the song.

Basket toss: Place numbered baskets or other containers at the front of the room—as many containers as there are verses of a particular song. Invite one of the children to toss a beanbag or crumpled piece of paper into or near a numbered container. Have the children sing the verse with the same number as the container.

 

Match a picture to a phrase: Write each line of a song on a different piece of paper, and find a picture that represents each line. Place the pictures on one side of the room and the papers on the other side. Sing the song, and ask the children to match the pictures to the words.

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4 thoughts on “Come Follow Me LDS Primary Songs 2024 Singing Time Planner”

  1. The first month of January will have lessons that go right along with the Shawna Edwards song The Tree of Life. Could you give us some lesson ideas for this beautiful piece. ❤️🥰. Please, please, please! This is my “go to” place for ideas and inspiration.

  2. I am not a music teacher by any means, but I love primary and I love interacting with the children. Your ideas have helped immensely. Thank you so much for sharing your talents through your blog.

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