Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Primary Singing Time Ideas

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Home CAN be a heaven on earth when we are filled with love!  Teach this gospel truth found in the hymn Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth using these Primary singing time ideas!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Primary Singing Time Ideas

Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Song History

My favorite for teaching this hymn is by folding an origami house as you teach each phrase!  The folding is as simple as the song!

Also make sure to check out these other Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth singing time ideas as well (click on the link to jump to that section):

  1. Origami House
  2. Cardboard Box House
  3. Wordstrips
  4. Handbells
  5. Sharla Dance

This excerpt comes from Our Latter-Day Hymns: The Stories and the Messages by Karen Lynn Davidson.

The text, newly created for the 1985 hymnbook, echoes the teachings of our prophets – that prayer, kindness, family home evening, service, scripture study, and other spiritual building blocks are basic to a happy family life.

Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Lyrics and Music

Find the sheet music to Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth on the Church’s website.  I love its depiction of  children’s earnest desire to share the gospel:

  1. Home can be a heav’n on earth When we are filled with love, Bringing happiness and joy, Rich blessings from above— Warmth and kindness, charity, Safety and security— Making home a part of heaven, Where we want to be.
  2. Drawing fam’ly near each week, We’ll keep love burning bright. Serving Him with cheerful hearts, We’ll grow in truth and light. Parents teach and lead the way, Children honor and obey, Reaching for our home in heaven, Where we want to stay.
  3. Praying daily in our home, We’ll feel His love divine; Searching scriptures faithfully, We’ll nourish heart and mind. Singing hymns of thanks, we’ll say, “Father, help us find the way Leading to our home in heaven, Where we long to stay.”

Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Hymn Sing Along Video

You may also want to check out the sing along video for Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth.  It’s a great way for you to easily become more familiar with it or to show to your Primary during singing time.

Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Flip Chart

Find Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth lyrics in a printable flip chart format so you can easily post the words in your Primary!

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Or this Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth flip chart with pictures is also available to download:

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Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Singing Time Ideas

1. Origami House

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Primary Singing Time Ideas using origami

Have children fold their own origami house as they sing Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth!  Each fold matches a phrase found in the hymn.

2. Cardboard Box House

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth cardboard box house Primary singing time idea

Turn a cardboard box into heaven on earth with this interactive Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth singing time idea!  You’ll wow everyone in the room as phrases found in the song gradually reveal themselves.

3. Wordstrips

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Primary Singing Time Ideas using origami

The June 2004 Friend magazine has a song presentation for Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth using wordstrips:

Song Presentation:“Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth” (Hymns, no. 298). Before Primary, place the following four clues and seven wordstrips under the children’s chairs.
 
(Clues: 1. When people think of me, they think of love. 2. I am a place where you find kindness and charity. 3. I am a place where you feel safety, security, happiness, and joy. 4. I am a place where we want to be.
 
Wordstrips: LOVE, KINDNESS, CHARITY, SAFETY, SECURITY, HAPPINESS, and JOY.) Prepare one wordstrip with the words HOME and HEAVEN to use later.
 
Invite the children to look under their chairs for clues to the message of the song. As they read their clues, place the keywords in random order on the board.
 
Sing the first line of the song; then have a child place the keyword(s) for that line in the order you sang them. Sing the line together, and listen to see if the order is correct. Repeat with the other three lines of the first verse until you have all the keywords in the correct order.
 
Hold the HOME and HEAVEN word strip so it does not face the children and give them the last clue: “I start with the letter ‘H.’ How many think the answer to this clue is HEAVEN? How many think it is HOME? [Show word strip.] It is both HOME and HEAVEN!”
 
Sing the song, and ask the children to sing the answers HOME and HEAVEN more loudly than the other words of the song. Repeat until the children have learned the song.
 
Bear testimony that when we show kindness, charity, and love to our family, we make our home like heaven here on earth.
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4. Handbells for Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth

This handbell chart utilizes simple chording on the chorus. Make sure to check out more details for using handbells in singing time.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Primary Singing Time Ideas using origami

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5. Sharla Dance

Camille's Primary Ideas Meets Sharla Dance

Sharla Dance has a scarf and egg shaker. While it’s for Reverence Is Love, it also works PERFECTLY with Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth!

Pass out a scarf and egg shaker to each child.  The pattern is simple: circle twice with the scarf then shake the egg  shaker 3 times.  Here’s how it fits into the song:

  • Home can be a: circle twice
  • heaven on earth: shake 3 times
  • when we are filled with: circle twice
  • love: shake 3 times
  • bringing happi-: circle twice
  • -ness and joy: shake 3 times
  • rich blessings from a-: circle twice
  • -bove: shake 3 times
  • warmth and kindness: circle twice
  • charity: shake 3 times
  • safety and sec-: circle twice
  • -urity: shake 3 times
  • making home a-: circle twice
  • -part of heaven: shake 3 times
  • where we want to: circle twice
  • stay: shake 3 times

Then the fun comes when you have them switch hands by holding the scarf in the opposite hand and the egg shaker in the other hand.  Then repeat!  It totally works their brains in true Sharla fashion!

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