When We Seek Him Primary Singing Time Ideas

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When We Seek Him is a relatively new song co-written by Angie Killian and Shawna Edwards.  It’s perfect if you are looking for something outside of the Children’s Songbook to teach this Christmas.  Use any of these When We Seek Him Primary singing time ideas!

Camille's Primary Ideas: When We Seek Him Primary Singing Time Ideas

If you are teaching When We Seek Him, make sure to incorporate Susan Fitch’s beautiful flip chart!

Teach the Primary song, When We Seek Him using these various singing time methods (click on the link to jump to that section):

  1. Susan Fitch Flip Chart
  2. Pool Noodles
  3. Emojis
  4. Melody Map
  5. Actions

Lyrics and Music for When We Seek Him

Find the sheet music to When We Seek Him on Shawna Edward’s website or Angie Killian’s website.  The lyrics relate us to the wise men as we seek Jesus Christ:

The Wisemen were watching And praying For heavenly signs Of his birth. They followed the starlight Through the long days And dark nights To worship the Lord of the earth.

If miles lay between us, Then I’d walk to Jesus;  O’er mountain and desert, I’d follow that star. But he doesn’t ask us To journey so far, For he will be with us Wherever we are When we seek him.

Like wisemen I’m seeking The Savior By learning and living his ways. His light shines inside me, Like starlight, It guides me Closer to him every day. I don’t have gold To lay down before him, But I’ll give my heart To show I adore him. When we seek him.

If you are unfamiliar with this song, make sure to watch the video here:

When We Seek Him Flip Chart

Find When We Seek Him lyrics in a printable flip chart format so you can easily post the words in your Primary!

Camille's Primary Ideas: posting words for singing time, singing time flip charts

Singing Time Ideas for Teaching When We Seek Him

1. Susan Fitch Flip Chart

Camille's Primary Ideas: Susan Fitch Kit When We Seek Him Flip Chart

Use Susan Fitch’s flip chart for teaching When We Seek HimThe illustrations are as beautiful as the song!

2. Pool Noodles

Denise shared some cool pool noodle actions for teaching When We Seek Him.

Camille's Primary Ideas: When We Seek Him Primary Singing Time Ideas

3. Emojis

Camille's Primary Ideas: When We Seek Him Primary Singing Time Ideas

Angie Killina suggests this emoji singing time idea to teach When We Seek Him.  To use it, she says:

The children put the images in order as the song is sung several times in a row. I usually challenge them to figure it out by the time the song is sung/played 4 times.

This is a great active learning activity that will speed up the time it takes for them to memorize the song. Be sure to “check” their work at the end to make sure they are in the right order to get another repetition in!

This is a great activity for younger and older children. In this activity, the emojis are color-coded so that there are 3 colors the same in a row. This will help and become apparent as they work on putting them in order.

Remember to only use one verse (or the bridge) at a time or it will be way too overwhelming.

4. Melody Map

Camille's Primary Ideas: When We Seek Him Primary Singing Time Ideas

Angie also has a Melody Map for teaching When We Seek Him To use this activity, Angie suggests:

I like to display the pages out of order and first ask the kids three questions: what do you see? what is the same? what is different?

I challenge them to figure out what the maps have to do with the song. Sing through the song and collect answers.

If they didn’t figure out that it is displayed in the wrong order, sing through again and give some hints (ie: tap a few places to show where you are when you sing). Then work with the children to put the maps in the correct order.

After that, I ask them to figure out what the different symbols mean. At the end, I ask them to sing all of the colored shapes while I sing the black ones. Then we switch.

5. Actions

Use these hand actions from Angie Killian to help teach When We Seek Him:

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