Make 26 footsteps using the image above printed in various colors of card stock. Cut them out and laminate them.
Write in dry-erase markers the 26 words found in "Come Follow Me" (first verse) on each of the footsteps. I like to use the dry-erase markers so I can use these for other games/activities.
Bring a picture of Christ to Primary and place it up front somewhere.
Pass out footsteps to the primary kids randomly.
Call out the first word (which is "come"). The child with the first footstep places it at the back of the room. He/she will then step on the footstep as the rest of the Primary along with the piano sings the first word, singing as they step.
Call out the second word (which is "follow"). The child with the second footstep places it next to the first footstep like it is "stepping". He/she will then step on both footsteps as the rest of the Primary along with the piano sings both words, singing as they step.
Repeat until all 26 footsteps are placed and you are eventually led up to the picture of Christ.
More activity ideas for future weeks using the footsteps:
The next week put all the footsteps in order, leading them up to Christ (exactly how the kids placed them the week before). Pick children randomly and they get to choose the rhythm of the song by how they step on the footsteps. So if they step on each quickly, each word will be sung quickly. Or if they step quick, quick slow, slow, etc...that's how you sing each word. Each word matching as they step (does that make sense?) The more strangely they step, the better!
It may help if the piano just plays the top hand melody to help match with the stepping!
Stay tuned and I'll post an activity using these same footsteps for a fun Pioneer singing time around the 24th weekend!
*Thank you to Primary Singing Ideas for the footsteps clip art!