It’s not singing time in November without singing Primary songs on thanks! Make sure to sing as many songs on thanks as possible using these Thanksgiving Primary singing time ideas!
My Priamary’s favorite idea listed below is the Turkey Toss (especially with my 11-year old boys!). But a favorite lesson plan specifically for a song on thanks is It’s Autumntime! The actions using a leaf on a string are really fun and can be used with 2 other songs!
Thanksgiving Singing Time Ideas for Primary
These Thanksgiving Primary singing time ideas are divided into categories (click on the link to jump to that section):
- Thanksgiving Themed Singing Time Ideas
- Children’s Songbook Primary Songs on Thanks
- Thanksgiving Songs in the Friend Magazine
- MORE Thanksgiving Songs
And by all means, if you have a Thanksgiving singing time activity to add, please leave a comment!!
Thanksgiving Primary Singing Time Ideas
2. Thanksgiving Sing-A-Story
Children love a good book! So they’ll love interacting with this singing time Thanksgiving Sing-A-Story! Let them finish the sentences on each page that coincide with a Primary song!
3. Thanksgiving Dinner Table
If you are looking to feel thankful in singing time, create a Thanksgiving singing time dinner table! No cooking required!
4. Thankful Turkeys Sing-Along
Create thankful turkeys for a Thanksgiving themed singing time! Sing primary songs on thanks as children color and create their own thankful turkeys!
5. Handbells for Thanksgiving
Primary Singing Time Songs on Thanks to Sing
Then don’t skip teaching all the beautiful Primary songs on thanks in the Children’s Songbook and published in the Friend magazine! You will LOVE all of these singing time ideas for teaching them…
7. Autumn Day
Use the leaves on a string AGAIN and sing Autumn Day while you’re at it!
8. Rain is Falling
Sing Rain is Falling with a fall twist! Change the words to “leaves are falling” and use the die cut leaves on a string yet AGAIN to create simple actions!!
9. I Am Glad for Many Things
Let your Primary decide what things they are grateful! Then let them write their ideas on a turkey feathers as they sing the Primary song, I Am Glad for Many Things.
10. Children All Over the World
“Dress up” your Primary kids like children from all over the world as you sing Children All Over the World.
11. A Song of Thanks
This A Song of Thanks Primary Singing Time Idea incorporates simple key words, pictures and optional handbells! It’s wonderful to teach about all the blessings Heavenly Father has given us.
12. I Have Two Ears
I Have Two Ears is one that is lesser-known but PERFECT to sing around Thanksgiving! Your primary will love wearing all these body parts the song references!
13. Thanksgiving Rounds
The Primary songs For Thy Bounteous Blessings and For Health and Strength are songs can be sung in a round, are all about giving thanks and are short! You Primary will really enjoy singing these Thanksgiving rounds!
Thanksgiving Songs in the Friend Magazine
I don’t have singing time lesson plans for all these songs but it’s nice to know they are available! Who knew there were SO many more Primary songs on thanks not in the Children’s Songbook?
14. Thankful by Shawna Edwards
15. Giving Thanks
This song entitled, Giving Thanks, was published in the November 1980 Friend magazine.
16. Hymn of Thanks
This song entitled, Hymn of Thanks, was published in the November 1978 Friend magazine.
17. My Thanks Today
This song entitled, My Thanks Today, was published in the November 1990 Friend magazine.
18. Thanksgiving Song
This song entitled, Thanksgiving Song, was published in the November 1998 Friend magazine.
MORE Thanksgiving Songs
These songs are not published by the Church but are a great addition to your Primary this Thanksgiving season! Just make sure you get approval from your bishop before teaching in singing time.
19. Thanks & Giving
Angie Killian along with several others, composed Thanks & Giving! It’s DARLING and fun to have a guitar or ukulele accompany! Watch the video here:
20. I Am Thankful
Angie Killian also composed I Am Thankful. Watch the video here:
Purchase the sheet music for I Am Thankful. Also available at that link are colored visuals and a coloring book.
What are your Thanksgiving Singing Time Ideas?
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