Fill in the blank activities are some of my favorites! They are a great way to test how well your primary kids know the song lyrics. They can be modified for younger primary kids or adapted to be more challenging for senior primary!
You will love this simple Choose the Right Around the World singing time idea! This representation of words activity with fill-in-the-blank word strips is sure to be a hit in primary!
This activity is so easy to put together and is such a fun way to review Choose the Right in singing time this month!
**See all Choose the Right Singing Time Ideas!**
Choose the Right Around the World
It’s time for a song quiz! Who thinks they know ALL the words to Choose the Right? (Look for any raised hands). Let’s review the song first, and then we’ll test your knowledge of the song!
This activity works great for any of the verses. If you want to just focus on the first verse, sing through the verse and chorus. If you have already learned the entire song, sing through all 3 verses at the beginning of primary!
I’ve created a printable lesson plan included later in this post with word strips for each line of the first verse and chorus. To make this activity a little easier, keep the lyrics in order so that you can quickly move through the song.
The rules for this game are simple! I’m going to say a line of the song, and you will have to finish the line. Who wants to try? Choose volunteers to come up to the front of the room. Arrange the kids in a line.
Bring out the printable pages with blanks in each line. If you want to start simple, start with the first line. As one child guesses the word, move on to the next child. If the first child guesses incorrectly, allow them to guess again. If they are still unsure, pass the question to the next person in line.
For an extra challenge, ask the questions out of order! It might be a line from the second or third verse, or it could be a line from the beginning or end of the chorus!
As you rotate through, see if any other children want to join the game! If not, have those watching be your singers! Sing through the song a few times throughout the game or to give mini hints to your guessers.
Thank everyone who participated and sing the song together at the end of singing time! Such a simple way to review! For additional ways to adapt this activity or make it more exciting for older primary kids, check out my extension ideas below!
Around the World Fill in the Blank:
Here are some examples of lines in the song that are missing one or two words! For the full list, grab the free printable later this post!
- When a choice is placed … (Before you)
- In the right, the Holy Spirit … (Guides)
- And its light is forever … o’er you (Shining)
- When in the right your … (Heart confides)
- Have an elimination round! Quickly go through each line. If the line is filled in incorrectly, the child is eliminated. See who is the last one standing! This version will likely work best with older children.
- Cut out each line and tape them randomly to the board. As you sing, have children come up and grab the lines that they think they can answer! When the song is over, see if they are correct!
- Assign each class one verse of the song. Have them work together to fill in the blanks while you sing!
- Make it into a game show! Assign teams or see if the teachers can beat the kids! See this fun Are You Smarter than Primary activity for a good example of this!
For another fun similar activity, head over to see this Gethsemane What Comes Next singing time activity!
Choose the Right Around the World Printable Song Helps
This free in-post printable includes fill-in-the-blank word strips for the first verse and chorus of Choose the Right!
Join INSTANT Primary Singing for extended printables including additional verses, 1 1-page guide for the music stand, and larger 2-page fill-in-the-blanks. You’ll find these bonus files included when Choose the Right hymn is the featured song of the month.
To access the free in-post printables for this post, you’ll just need to create a free account or login with the Grow.me tool. Then, confirm by email and refresh the page and ALL my free printables will automatically unlock in every post!
For more information on why I use a content lock or how to create your account, you can see the FAQ page here.
This cool Choose the Right Chimes & Bells activity is another fun way to review this song!
What other fun ways will you use this around the world singing time activity in your Primary room?