For an attention getter, I printed these 2000 Stripling Warriors from ocdprimarychorister HERE - LOVED them. Thank you for sharing!! I'll use this to introduce the song as she suggests.
HERE is also a great summary of the story from lds.org if you need a little help (like me!). I'll print this out and take it to church with me (download it HERE).
I'll hang the picture on the center of the chalkboard and underneath it write with chalk, "we are as the army of Helaman." I'll have the pianist play that line and we'll then sing it. Then around the picture I'll gradually add the rest of the lines "we have been taught in our youth," "we will be the Lord's Missionaries" "to bring the world His truth."
We'll go over the learned chorus a few times, having the children stand up pretending to be like warriors - singing with courage, being bold and brave, etc.
I'll bear testimony at the end that if we can be like these 2000 Stripling Warriors, we will always have the strength of the Lord with us.
Depending on my time, I'll continue on to the verses and finish the following week with whatever I don't get to.
I've cut out the following circles (write the keyword that's below each circle on the backside) and laminated them:
They will go on colored paper headbands using plastytac or tape. I'll have 4 kids at a time come up front and dress up like a soldier. Putting on blank headbands, capes, shields, swords, whatever else I can come up with. The 4 up front will face the Primary and I'll gradually add a circle to each of their headbands. We'll sing the line that corresponds to the headband picture and add on until I've gone through all 4 pictures. Then I'll rotate the kids out and do 4 more pictures until I've completed all 3 verses and hopefully every child has had a chance to come up and dress like a Stripling Warrior!
Thank you to a few blogs for sharing your FABULOUS clipart! Susan Fitch Design HERE and OCD Primary Chorister HERE to name a few!
Find another variation of teaching this song HERE.
And if you liked Susan Fitch's artwork, she has an amazing "Putting on the Armor of God" that would be a fabulous singing time to review this song! Find it HERE.