Behold the Great Redeemer Die First Letters

Here’s another fun activity to teach this song as part of your New Testament LDS Primary Song this year. Try using this fun Behold the Great Redeemer Die First Letters activity. Each line of the song is represented with just the first letter of each word and broken down into sections. You can cut them into strips and rearrange and help get them back in the correct order.

Behold the Great Redeemer Die First Letters singing time ideas - unscramble the set of first letters into the correct order then try one of the fun extension ideas. Printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.

Behold the Great Redeemer Die First Letters

How to Play:

Cut up the first letters row by row and scramble them up on the board.

Sing through Behold the Great Redeemer Die hymn (flipchart here) once before introducing this activity. You can focus on just a single verse or include any verses you are teaching.

Behold the Great Redeemer Die First Letters singing time ideas - unscramble the set of first letters into the correct order then try one of the fun extension ideas. Printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.

Put the first letter strips up on the board in a random order. Ask the children what they think these set of sequence of letters might represent? If they guess correctly, you can move on to sing and have the children listen for which one would come first.

Let’s sing through the song and see if we can find any clues! Sing through the whole song, then if the kiddos need an extra clue, sing just the first line of the song. Find the correct first set of letters.

You are so good at this, let’s find the next one! Sing through the song and search for the second set of first letters to put in order.

Behold the Great Redeemer Die First Letters singing time ideas - unscramble the set of first letters into the correct order then try one of the fun extension ideas. Printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.

Continue to work your way through the song until you have all of the letters in the correct order.

Add an action for the purple letters – which represent the Savior. You could make the ASL sign for Jesus, clap, pat, snap, dab, stomp, or whatever the kids might like to do.

Behold the Great Redeemer Die First Letters singing time ideas - unscramble the set of first letters into the correct order then try one of the fun extension ideas. Printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.

Extension Activities:

  • If you’re focusing on more than one verse, you might use the first letters as a full page for each verse and have the children help rearrange the posters into the correct order.
  • Sing the first letter only for a fun challenge one time through! It’ll be fun and silly but also the kids will think through the words internally as they are singing.
  • Flip over 1 or 2 sections of letters. Have the children sing only the flipped over letters part of the song!
Stand for the Right First Letters Map singing time idea with lesson plan and printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders! Cut up the letter cards into simple puzzles, have them put them in the correct order, or use one of the various activity ideas to make the most out of teaching this song in your Primary room!

For another great song with a similar activity, head over to this Stand for the Right First Letters lesson plan!

Behold the Great Redeemer Die First Letters Chart

Included in this post is the 1st verse first letter chart with specific colored first letters that represent the Savior.

Behold the Great Redeemer Die First Letters singing time ideas - unscramble the set of first letters into the correct order then try one of the fun extension ideas. Printable song helps for LDS Primary music leaders.
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For another really fun and engaging singing time using a different learning style, head over to see this Behold the Great Redeemer Die Draw the Shapes activity next!

Behold the Great Redeemer Die Draw the Shapes singing time idea - try this fun activity to draw out 5 patterns while leading the hymn! Use this printable pattern chart for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

What other fun ways could you extend or expand this first letters lesson plan?

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