Get inspired for teaching one of this year’s Sharing Time outline songs, If the Savior Stood Beside Me, with these 7 different games, lesson plans, and activities to deepen the meaning of the song and most importantly have fun together!
*I originally published this post on my parenting blog, A Mom’s Take. It is republished here when I decided to make a blog specifically for Primary Singing Time Ideas!*
7 Singing Time Ideas for:
If the Savior Stood Beside Me
1. If the Savior Stood Beside Me – Unscramble
Use word strips to create a challenge for Senior Primary with a focus on the words – and the right order!
This song is such a tongue twister that this lesson plan can really help the kids learn the order and it’s a lot fun, too! With a game and challenge built in. Get the lesson plan and printable here!
2. If the Savior Stood Beside Me – Picture Match
A Junior Primary version of the unscramble game, this picture based unscramble is handed out to each class to work through while you sing.
See how we’re using this Picture Match game for teaching If the Savior Stood Beside Me with two printable flip charts!
3. If the Savior Stood Beside Me – Silent Movie
A silent movie can be a powerful way to share the message of a song in a unique way to help bring the message closer to your Primary kids hearts.
For this lesson, we shared a silent video with a piano version of If the Savior Stood Beside Me. Get inspired with this testimony building lesson plan.
4. If the Savior Stood Beside Me – Draw the Song
A simple, low-prep activity that is fun for both Junior and Senior Primary is this draw the song lesson plan! You’ll pass out parts of the song to each child, or class, and let them help you create a flip chart.
See how we extend the activity and grab your printable here!
5. If the Savior Stood Beside Me – Song Story
One of my most favorite ways to introduce a new song or simply share it in a different way is to weave the song into a story.
We’ve taken part of the 1st verse and the 3rd verse to create a beautiful song story to share with your Primary. Visit this post to print and save the If the Savior Stood Beside Me song story.
6. If the Savior Stood Beside Me – Contrasting Choices
Work through the different questions presented in If the Savior Stood Beside Me with a contrasting choices activity. This can open up an opportunity to talk about what the words of the song are teaching us in a kid-friendly way!
7. If the Savior Stood Beside Me – Clap Instead
Finally, use this If the Savior Stood Beside Me Clap Instead game to help you review the song! I’ll be using it to reinforce the 3rd verse.
You can see all of our lesson plans by song and by year under our Outline & Song List landing page!