Do you like to teach hymns in your Primary? Behold the Great Redeemer Die is one of the recommended songs included as one of the June song picks on the New Testament Primary song list for Come Follow Me. You’ll love this unique Behold the Great Redeemer Die Letter Maze activity that will let you have a fun logic and visual way to remember which verse is which.
Just follow along from letter to letter coloring in the phrases of the song to reveal a special hidden picture unique to each verse.
Behold the Great Redeemer Die Letter Maze
How to Play:
Sing through Behold the Great Redeemer Die (flipchart here) before introducing this activity.
Put up a poster for the verse you want to work on. There is a shape outlined in colors. Ask the children what do they notice? What shape do they see?
- Verse 1: A cross (sacrifice)
- Verse 2: A speech bubble (scoffs & scorns)
- Verse 3: Up arrow (high commission)
- Verse 4: Hammer (the work)
- Verse 5: Flowing line (earth trembled)
Let’s sing through the song again and see if you can point out why we might use this shape to represent this verse. Listen closely for a line of the song that might match!
Did you find a line of the song that matched? What part of the song fits?
Call a helper up to come and follow the pattern, starting at the green arrow, and try to find the first word. Write it up on the board when they find it and color over that part of the picture map.
Sing through the song between each helper and then continue to add the words to the board through the first line. When the first line is added, ask oh – did you notice that line of the song? How many times do we sing it? (2). Look, our pattern is about halfway done. I wonder if we’ll get the second line to finish the pattern!
- Start with the uncolored version of the follow the letters map instead. You can put the word bank up on the board for younger kids or for a harder challenge let them say the next word and work together to find the correct next letters and color in the picture as they go!
- Use multiple posters to help represent the different verses you might be teaching. Have the kids help you put them in the correct order. Come up with an action for each of the verse that coordinate with the repeating line of the song and the picture puzzle.
For another similar themed activity, head over to see this The Church of Jesus Christ Sentence Maze activity!
Behold the Great Redeemer Die Letter Maze Printables
You’ll find the Letter Maze for the first verse of Behold the Great Redeemer Die included in this free in-post printable below! It’s the colored path version to have the kids try to decode what the words are by finding the word breaks.
It’s an easy 1-page printable or use the poster print settings to print across 4 pages for a larger letter maze!
Included as part of the extended printables in the INSTANT Primary Singing Membership is additional letter maze puzzles for the 2nd verse, 3rd verse, 4th verse, and even the 5th verse. You’ll also find a non-colored version and keyword posters to help fill in the maze! These printables are included when Behold the Great Redeemer Die is the featured song of the month.
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To help you teach this song, head over to grab our printable Behold the Great Redeemer Die flip chart!
What other fun ways could you extend on this letter maze activity in your Primary room?