Liahona Song Search: A Primary Singing Time Idea

In First Nephi Chapter 16, a ball or director was given to Lehi and his family to help guide their way through the wilderness, over the sea and to the Promised Land.  It had messages from time to time from the Lord and was called, the Liahona.

In part of verse ten, it reads:

10 And it came to pass that as my father arose in the morning, and went forth to the tent door, to his great astonishment he beheld upon the ground a round aball of curious workmanship; and it was of fine brass. 

Today we're going to use our "Primary Liahona" to help find our songs to sing for Singing Time!!!!

(fun fact:  Did you know the name of the ball, the "Liahona", isn't disclosed until Alma 37:38?)

Before Primary, print out THESE Liahona visuals.  One is the "Liahona".  Print on gold/yellow paper (I printed mine on a manilla envelope), cut, and laminate.  Do the same with the circle and place it on the back.  Put a brad in the center to keep them together as you spin.  We also included a blank circle in with the document, so that if you'd like to make your own wording, you can.

You will also need to place song titles of choice in the coordinating locations in the Primary room (ie. the piano, podium, chalkboard, etc.)

During Singing Time, call up a reverent helper to be the one to find the song, the "finder".  Spin the Liahona to the first song clue.  Read what it says.  Let the "finder" listen and go find the next song title in the hidden place.  Of course, the other Primary children can listen and help along the way!  

Then, sing the song that was found and turn the liahona for the next clue!

****new addition to this post!  One of our viewers had a great idea to provide small Liahonas to write the song titles on to be found!  Thanks MelAnie!  CLICK HERE for a google doc for small versions of the Liahona.

We hope your children have fun with this Singing Time and learning about the Liahona.  Make sure to tell them the Liahona wouldn't work if Lehi's family wasn't being good and keeping the commandments.  We ALL need to be good, kind to one another, and keep the commandments so that WE can hear God's messages through the Holy Ghost and be guided back to heaven.

You could send them home with this Liahona dot-to-dot from the 1987 June Friend to do with their families during their CFM lesson :)

We hope your Primary children have fun with this Liahona Song Search for Singing Time!!!

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  1. Is there a way to get small little liahonas to hide at the finding spot? Thank you

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    2. Such a great idea! We added it into this post! Thank you!!!

  2. Here are some Liahona Reading Charts from the Friend and New Era that could be passed out too. (Simplified Primary selections)

    Or this one Posted on New Era's Facebook page. I tried and tried to find it on, but this is the best link I could find. It has color and two versions of black and white. The link is to one of the black and white ones.

    1. Thank you for your comments, Amy! Those are great!

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