How often do you teach hymns to your Primary children? I like to include at least one each year, and a fun choice for this year is Behold the Great Redeemer Die Hymn. It’s only included in the New Testament Come Follow Me song list, so it won’t come up again for 4 years.
I had SO much fun creating engaging Behold the Great Redeemer Die singing time ideas that you’ll find below to help make teaching this song fun for the kids, even if it isn’t one of the easier songs.
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Behold the Great Redeemer Die Singing Time Packet
You can jump right ahead and grab my 7 favorite teaching ideas with extended printables to help you teach these songs plus a custom art flip chart in one spot. Behold the Great Redeemer Die Singing Time Packet. It is also available in my Etsy shop here.
Behold the Great Redeemer Die Flip Charts
Pick your choice of Behold the Great Redeemer Die Flip Chart over in this post to help you teach the lyrics or just display the words for those kids that aren’t able to attend each week. It can be a great way to have easy visuals to help teach this song in your Primary.
8 Behold the Great Redeemer Die Singing Time Ideas
This post will help you find all of my 8 teaching ideas around this blog. Plus, I’m also sharing additional favorite lesson plans from other Primary music leaders at the end of this post!
1. Behold the Great Redeemer Die – Letter Maze
This activity is just so much fun! Take advantage of the repeating lyrics in the middle of each verse as you color in the letters of that song phrase in this Behold the Great Redeemer Die Letter Maze! Each different verse creates a unique hidden picture to represent the lyrics.
2. Behold the Great Redeemer Die – Dance Scarves
You can use dance scarves to add in meaningful movement as you sing through the song with a different simple action for each line of the song that matches the feeling of the lyrics in this Behold the Great Redeemer Die Dance Scarves lesson plan.
3. Behold the Great Redeemer Die – Egg Shakers
Break down the melody with your egg shakers in an engaging Behold the Great Redeemer Die Egg Shakers pattern! You’ll follow the melody chart and shake each egg shaker with a different style that matches the way the lyrics fall across the notes that will add emphasis and fun at the same time.
4. Behold the Great Redeemer Die – Silent Video
A powerful way to bring the Spirit into the rom as you teach this song is with a silent video. You can pick from a variety of different videos to help create the effect your Primary kiddos most need. See how to use this idea in this Behold the Great Redeemer Die Silent Video post.
5. Behold the Great Redeemer Die – Song Trivia
Use this fun Behold the Great Redeemer Die Song Trivia game with either the 1st or 2nd verse. I’ve come up with fun questions that can be answered from the lyrics to help the children better understand what each verse of the song is talking about.
6. Behold the Great Redeemer Die – Draw the Shapes
Trace these simple shapes up in the air as you teach the song. Each of these Behold the Great Redeemer Die Draw the Shapes match a line of the song to help you better represent the lyrics and feeling of this song as you teach it.
7. Behold the Great Redeemer Die – First Letters
This Behold the Great Redeemer Die First Letters activity takes the first letter of each word and you can have the kids help unscramble them back into the correct order and reference as you teach the song.
8. Behold the Great Redeemer Die – Pat the Melody
I’m super excited for this Behold the Great Redeemer Die Pat the Melody activity! It adds in very purposeful movement that follows along with the feeling of each of the words for a super fun and challenging pattern the kids will love! There’s a different patsch pattern for each verse to match the lyrics.
7 More Ways to Teach Behold the Great Redeemer Die
If you’re looking for even more inspiration, I’ve sourced some of my favorite ideas for other Primary Music Leaders to help you teach this song in fun and varied ways.
1. Behold the Great Redeemer Die – Listen to the Music
You’ll absolutely love this music-only piano solo by Paul Cardall to introduce the song for the first time. Just play an audio-only track and let the children slow down and see how the music makes them feel! I shared additional music-only options in my Silent Video lesson plan as an alternate activity, so see that full list of song picks here.
2. Behold the Great Redeemer Die – ASL
For a meaningful way to teach Behold the Great Redeemer Die, check out this ASL video demo! You can use all of the signs or just pick a few to teach.
3. Behold the Great Redeemer Die – Handbells
You can pull out your handbells and have fun playing along with this printable Handbells Chart by the Primary Handbells Blog.
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If you’d like a little more control, and flexibility, head over to see our Hand Bell Music Note Cards that let you turn ANY song into a hand bell chart easily!
4. Color Code (Facebook Group)
5. Magic Crayon & Picture (Facebook Group)
6. Ribbon Wands (Facebook Group)
7. Paper Plates or Clapping (Facebook Group)
You’re going to love all of these super fun Tell Me Dear Lord Teaching Ideas to help you in your Primary! Continue over to that post next!
What other fun Behold the Great Redeemer Die singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.