If you’re looking for a singing time activity to help you teach Behold the Great Redeemer Die as one of your New Testament Primary Songs, you’ll love this soulful Behold the Great Redeemer Die Dance Scarves pattern.
Follow along with the reverent and thoughtful melody that has a 69-84 recommended tempo with these SLOW moving motions to help add to the feeling of the song.
Behold the Great Redeemer Die Dance Scarves
How to Play:
Sing through Behold the Great Redeemer Die once, before introducing this activity.
Start to sing through the first line of the song again together, while you demonstrate the first action. Pause.
- What did you notice?
- How fast did I move?
- Why do you think I moved so slowly and purposefully?
Do you think you can move like that?
Sing through the song again with the kids trying to mimic your motions with their hands while you demonstrate each of the actions along with the verse.
Are you ready to try it with me? Pass out scarves and sing through the song with the motions.
Tell the kids how great they did and remind them to go nice and slow with the flow of the music. (You can listen to the audio track on the church website to hear the tempo). Sing through the song again with your actions.
That was so good, I think you’re ready to show off your moves! Invite anyone from one class (or the whole Primary in a small Primary) that would like to come up front to do so. Sing through the song again with the kids leading the actions.
Behold the Great Redeemer Die Scarves Pattern:
Using very SLOW and purposeful movements
Behold the great Redeemer die – Arch Up, Down – Start scarf on one side of your body with your arm down at your side. Make a big arch upward to above you, then back to the bottom.
A broken law to satisfy – Spin in a Circle – Slowly spin around turning your body as you go with your arm close to you but dragging the scarf to form a circle.
He dies a sacrifice for sing (x2) – Up, Sway Down – Bring the scarf up the center in front of you (he dies), then sway back downward flowing the scarf from left to right in swooping motions.
That man might live – Flip Up & Down – Flip the scarf upward and downward from one hand in front of you.
And glory win – Toss & Catch – Ball up the scarf and toss it up in the air. Try to catch it!
- Try the actions fast! Play the song in double speed. Ask how the speed of the music, singing, and motions changed the feeling of the song. Which speed did you like best?
- Sing line by line going as SLOW as you possibly can, while still holding the notes! Don’t move on until all of the kids have finished the line then try the next line in super slow motion, too!
- Let the kids help you switch up the pattern with some new actions!
Try out this fun Faith Dance Scarves Team Challenge activity for a fun group pattern to use dance scarves in a brand new way!
Behold the Great Redeemer Die Dance Scarves Pattern Printable 1-sheet
This free in-post printable includes a quick 1-page printable chart with the different actions to help you teach the motions in your Primary! Use it on the music stand to remind you of the pattern sequence or post it up on the whiteboard!
You’ll score additional full-page dance scarf pattern cards for these 5 actions that can be reused with other songs plus a printable lesson plan included in your INSTANT Primary Singing membership when Behold the Great Redeemer Die is the featured song of the month.
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Head on over next to see this Behold the Great Redeemer Die Letter Maze activity for another fun way to teach this song in your Primary room!
What other fun ways could you extend this dance scarves lesson plan?