Can the Primary children help you pick the RIGHT word? Test their skills in this fun Choose the Right Eraser pass singing time idea! They’ll work together as a team to help cross off all the WRONG words until just the correct ones are left!
Eraser pass is just one of the fun ways we teach using the representation of words learning style! If you want help learning to teach by learning styles, start with this post on 12 Ways to Teaching with Representation of Words learning style in Singing Time!
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Choose the Right Eraser Pass
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This eraser pass game is a fun way to dive deeper into the meaning of some of the words! Let the kids help you pick the correct word and talk about any words they don’t yet understand to deepen their experience with the hymn Choose the Right.
You may want to pick up a pack of King Size Sharpies to go with your Eraser pass game.
I LOVE (I’m literally obsessed) with my king size sharpies! I bought a big pack of 12 and I use them for everything. Labeling ALL the things like my food storage and Christmas décor and crossing out things like packing labels. But they’re absolutely perfect for this eraser pass game! The kids think they’re so fun and they make a BIG impact on crossing out those words!
How to Teach Choose the Right with an Eraser Pass Game:
Sing through Choose the Right first before you introduce the activity.
Post the posters for the 1st and/or 3rd verse, plus the chorus if you’d like to use it as well. Explain to the children that you need their help to find the right word. We’re going to cross off the WRONG words so we only have the correct ones left at the end. Tell them to watch for the keywords in the song to see if they can find the correct ones.
Sing through the song, then have 3 volunteers come up to mark off one incorrect word choice. Ask them their word, to avoid crossing off the wrong one, or just watch them and be ready to correct if they need assistance.
It’s also okay to let them make the mistake – and sing through it again after the mistake and say I think we made a mistake here, who can help put the right word back on our list for this row? Or let the kids call out the mistake in Senior Primary they will notice.
Continue singing through the song and marking off all the incorrect words until there is only 1 word left in each row.
Adaptions for Junior Primary:
Do only the chorus for Junior Primary. Work on the eraser pass together as a group. When you get to one of the words, pause and point to the row. Ask the children which one of the words does NOT belong. Then, read the 3-word choices.
Ask them which 1 word they want to cross off. Mark off one word and continue through the song, pausing and marking off words as you go.
You don’t have to stop at every word. Pause at 3-4 words per time you sing through the song. This will extend the game, and help the song not feel so choppy.
Key of Correct Words:
Verse 1: Placed, Spirit, Guides, Light, Shining, When, Confides
Chorus: Choose, Right, Wisdom, Before, Light, Bless, Evermore
Verse 3: Peace, Righteous, Safety, Soul, Labors, Pursing, Heaven
- Have the kids sing LOUDLY the colored correct words when you’ve finished sorting them out.
- Sing only the word selections, skip singing any other words. Now switch and don’t sing the keywords.
- Come with a simple action to use every time one of the keywords below comes up, such as fist in palm.
For another fun singing time idea using Eraser Pass, head over to grab our Tell Me the Stories of Jesus lesson plan.
Choose the Right Eraser Pass Lesson Plan
For this printable lesson plan (you’ll find the link below!), you’ll find a quick overview page including how to play, adaptations for Junior primary, and extension ideas to get even more fun out of the lesson! It also includes a key with the correct word choices for each verse.
I’ve included eraser pass word charts for the 1st and 3rd verses of Choose the Right, as well as the chorus verse. Simply print the pages you want to use in Primary! You’ll find the download link below!
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