I Will Be What I Believe is a beautiful song that fits great with the Book of Mormon this year! If you are looking for a sweet song to teach in singing time, this song is a great pick!
For a fun way to review this song in primary, use this I Will Be What I Believe Choose the Missing Word idea! This representation of words activity is a great way to get in lots of practice while solving this missing word puzzle!
Each line of the song contains 1-2 missing word blanks. Just fill in the missing words and have some fun reviewing this song!
I Will Be What I Believe Choose the Missing Word
Your primary kids will love this missing word activity! The basic idea behind this activity is to fill in the missing blanks using the word bank provided. I’ve included a printable lesson plan later in this post with word blanks for each line of the first verse and chorus.
Prepare for this activity by printing and cutting out the printable word strips. Use magnets or tape to post the word strips and word bank on the board.
Before introducing this activity, review the first verse and chorus using our colorful I Will Be What I Believe flip chart! Then, tell the children that you brought in all the song lyrics to help them practice the song!
Oh no! Some of the words are missing! Can you help me find all the missing words? Look for a volunteer to come up and choose one of the word strips.
Have the child read the line aloud. Which word is missing? See if the child can correctly guess the missing word. If they are correct, write the missing word and cross it off on the word bank. If they guess incorrectly, see if someone in the group can help!
Then, sing through the song again! Let’s see if we can solve a few more word blanks! Continue alternating between filling in the blanks and singing through the song!
If you run into some tricky ones, sing through the line individually to help your primary kiddos get a closer look at the lyrics!
Once you’ve solved all the missing blanks, sing the song one more time! Thank the children for helping you find all the missing words! It’s just that simple! I’ve provided some examples of missing word blanks below. For some extra fun, check out our extension ideas later in this post!
Choose the Missing Word Examples:
Living in this __________ (World) with change all around
But with the prophet’s _________ (Word) I’ll stand on solid ground.
Even though it’s still hard, with _________(Questions) that arise every _______(Day)
I will say… I’ll have faith like brother ________ (Joseph)
and the _________ (Strength) of the pioneers.
I’ll be brave as a stripling ________ (Warrior) and like Nephi persevere.
I will spread God’s _______ (Love) to all I know and serve.
I will plead with my Father on my ________ (Knees).
I will be what I _________ (Believe).
- Divide the word strips between classes. Have each class work together to complete their missing word strips! Then, sing through the entire song and have each class sing only their lines.
- Draw or print pictures to represent each missing word. Instead of putting the word bank on the board, tape pictures to the board and have the children choose the missing picture!
- Once all the word strips are completed, have the kids put the song in order! Rearrange the word strips so that they are in the correct order.
- Cut out the words in the word bank and tape them around the room. While listening to the song, have the children look for the correct word to fill in each missing blank!
For another fun similar activity, head over to see this I Will Be Valiant Fill in the Blank singing time activity!
I Will Be What I Believe Choose the Missing Word Printable Song Helps
This free in-post printable includes word strips for the first verse and chorus with missing lyrics, as well as a printable word bank.
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For another review idea, check out this I Will Be What I Believe Finger Lights activity!
What other fun ways will you use this missing word singing time activity in your Primary room?