Introduce Behold the Great Redeemer Die in primary with this Behold the Great Redeemer Die Silent Video activity! This spiritual connections idea is a great way to invite the Spirit into primary as you teach a new song!
Behold the Great Redeemer Die Silent Video
I really enjoy teaching hymns in primary! It’s always to hear that the kids recognize a song in sacrament meeting and sing along. Behold the Great Redeemer Die is on the list for June in the Come Follow Me New Testament list.
For a neat way to introduce this song in primary, share a silent video about Christ to help the children feel the spirit and think about Jesus as you prepare to teach this song in primary.
For this activity, start by browsing some of the Easter Videos on the Church website. Some of these videos are very short, less than 3 minutes, while others are longer videos.
I’ve compiled 5 different videos included below that you might choose to use for this activity. Take a look through each of them, and then decide which videos you’ll use in primary!
If your building has a library with TVs, be sure to grab one early to make sure you have it set up for primary. You can also just bring in a laptop or even an IPad if your primary is very small.
Start by sharing the video with the sound off. While the children watch the video, have the pianist quietly play Behold the Great Redeemer Die in the background. You could have the pianist play a special arrangement, like this version arranged by Terri Hutchings.
Then, begin teaching Behold the Great Redeemer Die using this flipchart. Teach the song one line at a time, having the children repeat the lyrics to you. Have them sing through the song a few times and finish with your testimony of the Savior.
For another spiritual connections activity using videos, check out this When He Comes Again Silent Video activity!
Video #1: Because of Him Easter Video
I love this sweet Easter video so much! I remember feeling so touched by the spirit the first time I watched it. This video is a great choice for a silent video because it has some words on the video that the kids can read as they watch.
This video is about 2.5 minutes long, so you can definitely combine it with another video if you have another favorite. You might consider browsing through the other #Becauseofhim Easter videos.
Video #2: An Easter Message of Hope and Triumph
I couldn’t help adding another #Becauseofhim video. This short video originally released for Easter a few years ago is so sweet! This one might be worth having the volume on for. The message is so powerful!
Since this video is so short, you could play it once through as a silent video, then watch it again with the sound.
Video #3: He Is Risen Bible Video
For a video that is a little bit longer and tells the story of Christ’s Atonement, crucifixion, and resurrection, this He Is Risen video is a great pick! It’s definitely longer than the first two videos I shared (about 7 minutes).
If you want to start with Christ’s Atonement in the Garden of Gethsemane, you can start the video at 2:03, making for about 5 minutes of watching time.
Video #4: The Atonement: A Bible Story for Children
This video is probably geared more toward Senior primary children since they will be able to read the subtitles while the video is silent. In this sweet video, children retell the story of Christ’s Atonement in their own words. This is another video that could be watched with the sound on if you want.
Video #5: The Wounded Shall Be Healed
This video is a beautiful depiction of how Christ healed the people of His day, and continues to heal people in our day. This church video is a sweet testimony of Christ’s power to heal our physical, spiritual, and emotional wounds. This video is a great option for a silent video because it is mostly pictures with some text included in a few parts.
Behold the Great Redeemer Die Music Videos
You might even consider a musical track instead! For these ones, you don’t need to show a video at all. Just connect to a bluetooth speaker and ask the children to close their eyes and listen to the beautiful song and focus on how it makes them feel inside.
Video #1: Piano Solo by Paul Cardall
I love Paul’s music, it’s so stunningly beautiful and simple! This would be my first pick from the music options because I think it really focuses on the feeling.
Video #2 – Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
You can’t go wrong with choosing the Tabernacle choir! They always blow it out of the park! This helps show a lot of the dynamics of the rising and falling volume and emphasis.
Video #3 – Prelude Music
Video #4 – Guitar Solo
This guitar solo video is a little different, and changes up the feeling of the song just a little. But it can be fun to bring in different arrangements and instruments to share how instruments can change the feeling of the music.
- Try using a sing along video while the song is still pretty new to the kids. This Behold the Great Redeemer Die Karaoke video is a great one to start with!
- After sharing one of the silent videos, invite a few teachers to come up and share their testimony of Jesus Christ.
- Read from different accounts of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection in the scriptures. This Did Jesus Really Live Again Scripture Stories activity will have some great options for scriptures to share.
Head over to this fun Behold the Great Redeemer Die Egg Shakers activity to review this song!
Which one of these spiritual videos will you share in primary?