The Liahona by Angie Killian Primary Singing Time Ideas

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If you are looking to teach something outside the Children’s Songbook as we study the Book of Mormon, teach The Liahona by Angie Killian!  Then use The Liahona Primary singing time ideas listed below to teach it!

Camille's Primary Ideas: The Liahona Primary Singing Time Ideas

This beautiful song reminds us that just like the liahona that was given to Lehi and his family, the Lord also guides us in our own lives today. I know the story of the Liahona will resonate more with your Primary after teaching this beautiful song by Angie!

NOTE: This song has not been published by the Church.  So before you teach it in singing time, make sure to get your bishop’s approval.

So check out these FANTASTIC ideas for teaching The Liahona in singing time (click on the link to quickly jump to that section).

  1. Primary Visuals Packet
  2. Spot It
  3. Pictures In Order
  4. Coloring Book
  5. Eraser Pass
  6. Scarf Actions
  7. Ribbon Wand Pattern
  8. The Liahona Review

The Liahona Sheet Music and Lyrics

Purchase the sheet music to The Liahona.  As before mentioned, the lyrics liken receiving personal revelation to that of the liahona:

The liahona Led Lehi and his family Through deserts and across the sea To find their promised land

If they were faithful The Lord provided for their needs And through their diligence would lead And guide them with his hand

He will guide me When I’m in my wilderness And stay beside me On stormy seas I am learning how He speaks to me And I will follow where He leads

Like a liahona, God gives me guidance when I pray And sends me tools that point the way— Directing me with love

The Holy Spirit Shines like a compass in my soul That leads me on my pathway home To live with Him above

He will guide me When I’m in my wilderness And stay beside me On stormy seas I am learning how He speaks to me And I will follow where He leads

He will speak to me Through prophets and leaders Scriptures and teachers And blessings I receive And I’m listening! I am listening!

He will guide me When I’m in my wilderness And stay beside me On stormy seas I am learning how He speaks to me And I will follow where He leads I will follow where He leads

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

It’s also available in Spanish:

The Liahona Flip Chart

Find The Liahona 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

The Liahona Singing Time Ideas

1. The Liahona (Music by Angie Killian) - Primary Visuals Packet

Camille's Primary Ideas: The Liahona by Angie Killian Primary Singing Time Ideas

Purchase this Primary Visuals Packet by Primary Illustrations on Etsy!  These are the same visuals used in the original music video!

2. Spot It

Camille's Primary Ideas: The Liahona by Angie Killian Primary Singing Time Ideas

To teach The Liahona in singing time, Angie Killian has 4 free resources available on her website!  One of these is Spot It.  Angie says:

Have any of you played “spot it” during singing time?  While singing, place two pictures on the board and have the children raise their hands when they spot the match.  When I see quite a few hands, I point to the match (as we continue singing) and then replace one of the images.  And repeat.  A lot! 

I love this activity because it is super easy, the kids love it, and you get so much repetition in!  Plus, this is one of the magic activities that both younger and older children love!  The images used in this game relate to the entire song, so you could literally use it with any part of the song or review the entire song.  There are 13 pages, 4 images per page, and lots of different combinations of pictures. Between every set of pictures, there are one pair of matching items.

3. Pictures In Order

Camille's Primary Ideas: The Liahona by Angie Killian Primary Singing Time Ideas

Another resource on Angie Killian’s website for teaching The Liahona in singing time is Pictures in Order. Angie describes how to use this activity:

These illustrations were drawn by my talented 14-year-old neighbor Emily Parker.  Isn’t she amazing!?

To use these in primary, display the images on the board out of order.  As you sing the bridge multiple times, tap a child on the shoulder to go up to the front and move a picture to the correct place.  Sing until they have them in order and be sure to double-check them at the end.

**Alternative: instead of displaying the pictures on the board, have children stand in front holding the pictures as the whole primary puts them in order.

**Bonus activity: After they have them in the correct order, ask the children to continue to sing the bridge as you remove one picture at a time.

4. The Liahona Coloring Book

Camille's Primary Ideas: The Liahona by Angie Killian Primary Singing Time Ideas

Children can color 2 pages that contain images from lines in the song with Angie’s Coloring Book activity:

Many thanks you to Alyssa Harper (PrimaryIllustrations) for creating these two coloring pages to go with The Liahona song. 

The first is the same image you see at the end of the music video.  I love the point of view she illustrated for that last “I will follow where He leads.”  The second ties in with the bridge, “And I’m listening! I am listening!”  I love that part of the song!

5. Eraser Pass

Camille's Primary Ideas: The Liahona by Angie Killian Primary Singing Time Ideas

Lastly, try this Eraser Pass singing time idea that is also available on Angie’s website.  All the details are available to download:

6. The Liahona Scarf Actions

Camille's Primary Ideas: Using Scarves for Movement

Lucy shared her scarf actions for teaching The Liahona on the Primary Music Leader’s FB group and they are AMAZING!

Find them on YouTube as well:

7. Ribbon Wand Pattern

Camille's Primary Ideas: Ribbon Wand Pattern Primary Singing Time Ideas

Tina shared her Ribbon Wand pattern for teaching The Liahona on the Primary Music Leader’s FB group – SO fun!  These are for the first verse and chorus.

8. The Liahona Review

Camille's Primary Ideas: Liahona Singing Time Review

An easy way to review The Liahona is with this liahona singing time review spinner!  Add various phrases, verses, chorus and bridge as a section to the spinner.  When it’s spun, sing it!

How Will You Be Teaching The Liahona in Singing Time?

Leave a comment with your ideas and suggestions for how you taught The Liahona in singing time.

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3 thoughts on “The Liahona by Angie Killian Primary Singing Time Ideas”

  1. These are lovely ideas! Unfortunately, I’m not able to access facebook video links. Is there another place where the video is posted?

    1. Hi Liz!

      The only FB link you need is the one for the scarf actions. The rest, all the information can be obtained without a FB account. I’ll try to see if I can somehow get the actions shared on YouTube.

      ~Camille

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