Song: Jesus Calls Us

Activity Objective

To sing a song to remember that Jesus invites us to follow him

Lesson Outcome

The children will explain that Jesus calls us to follow him as members of his Church.


  • Copy of Lyrics on poster board or chalk board


  • Ask if everyone knows the song, "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
  • Sing it together with the children to recall the melody.
  • Tell them that the melody for the new song that they are going to sing is the same, but the words are different.
  • Have them listen to you sing the song once through and then have them join in with you.

Peter, Andrew, James and John,
James and John, James and John
Peter, Andrew, James and John
Became Jesus' first friends.

Jesus calls us to follow him,
Follow him, follow him.
Jesus calls us to follow him,
Then we will be his friends.

Learning Styles

Music Smart

Approximate Time

10 minutes


If you have a difficult time remembering the words, you may wish to write them down on a poster board.


If there are children in your group with special needs (physical, visual, hearing, language, or behavioral disabilities), adapt the activity accordingly.