You’ll have so much fun with these helps to teach Choose the Right Singing Time Ideas. There are a bunch of options to help you reach each of your kiddos in Primary and create meaningful experiences with the song that they will remember for a lifetime!
Choose the Right is one of the songs from the 2025 Old Testament Primary Songs list. I think it’s such a great song to include this year with all the talk of commandments and following the prophet and remembering our covenants!
Will you be teaching Choose the Right this year as part of your song list? Continue on to see a bunch of fun games and activities your Primary children will love.
Choose the Right Teaching Packet
Get all 9 ways I share on my site for how to teach Choose the Right with this packet filled with extended printables and extras to help you make the most of teaching this song to your Primary children! You’ll find a variety of teaching ideas to help everyone in the room have engaging experiences while learning this beloved hymn.
It also includes a beautiful flip chart with custom illustrations that help the children better understand the lyrics.
Choose the Right Flip Charts
A helpful resource to get you started is our Choose the Right Flip Chart. Head over to this post to pick from several different flip charts or review the lyrics! There’s a fun colorful version with pictures, simple lyrics only version perfect for the Primary Program presentation, and even a slideshow option!
This song is include in the LDS green hymn book on page #239. You can find the sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
11 Choose the Right Singing Time Ideas
First, I’ve gathered all of my teaching activities and song helps into one list here so you can easily find each of my lesson plans!
1. Choose the Right – Turn & Stomp
The kids will get up and moving while listening closely to find those keywords in this fun Choose the Right Turn & Stomp activity! Turn on “right” or stomp as you sing “light” and add to the actions as you continue teaching the song!
2. Choose the Right – Lion & Mouse
Teach dynamics and let the kids have fun singing loud and soft with this fun Choose the Right Lion & Mouse Primary singing time ideas. The kids love switching between two sides and it’s such a simple no-prep activity to keep on hand.
3. Choose the Right – Jingle Bells
Use these 5 different activities and ways to teach Choose the Right with Jingle Bells! The kids will love making joyful music in Primary while learning this wonderful hymn.
4. Choose the Right – Up & Down
These adorable Choose the Right Up & Down signs are a perfect way to add tons of movement and get the wiggles out while focusing on learning the song. Kids of all ages will love holding up their CTR shield as you sing “Choose the Right.”
5. Choose the Right – Ribbon Wands
What better way to make this song come to life then with a series of Choose the Right Ribbon Wands actions! Includes a variety of fun and easy to replicate motions the kids really enjoy and other ways to extend the activity.
6. Choose the Right – Eraser Pass
You can dive into some of those bigger words in the hymn with this Choose the Right Eraser Pass perfect for a challenge in Senior Primary! You’ll let the kids take turns crossing out the words that DON’T belong as they sing through the song over and over again.
7. Choose the Right – Church Videos
If you love including videos in your singing time lesson plans, we’ve sourced a variety of perfect Choose the Right Church Videos to pick from. There are 5 different videos with short and sweet messages about Choosing the Right that helps tie in a spiritual connection to the song.
8. Choose the Right – Code Words
Give the Primary kids a challenge with this fun Choose the Right Code Words singing time review game. They’ll work to unscramble the code and solve the phrase with 3 different levels of challenge.
9. Choose the Right – Bells & Chimes
Use this pattern that will work with either hand bells or pipe chimes — or bring both to help the children discover their differences! You’ll ring along with the keyword phrase Choose the Right throughout the song for an easy pattern that challenges the players to listen carefully as you sing.
10. Choose the Right – Around the World
Quiz the Primary children in this Choose the Right Around the World game to see how well they know the words! Ask for volunteers that think they know the words. You’ll sing a line together and PAUSE! Can your volunteer answer what words come next? Fill in the poster and then add a silly way to sing for all your added in words!
11. Choose the Right Sing Along Video
Introduce this song for the first time with this fun Choose the Right Sing Along video! It includes a guitar and a sweet melody to follow along with plus the lyrics right on the screen!
19 MORE Ways to Teach Choose the Right
I’ve got a bunch more different ways to help you teach this as a new song for your program songs if you didn’t find enough singing time activities above! Lots of choices here for older children, young children (or even to reach young men, young women, and adults!) These were created by a variety of different Primary music leaders / Primary chorister over the years!
1. Choose the Right – Play-Along Handbells
Your Primary children will LOVE trying this fun activity reminiscent of Beatsaber or Guitar Hero in this Merry Bells Play-Along video for Handbells. Use the promo code PrimarySinging to save 10% off anything in their store!
2. Choose the Right – Melody Map
Here’s a great way to help the kids visually see the melody of the first verse and use a little bit of decoding skills as they puzzle out what the different symbols and the line mean. Melody charts are a great way to add visual learning in your Primary. Head over here to see the full Choose the Right Melody Map here!
3. Choose the Right – Picture Poster
Put all the song pictures in a bag and then have the children help place a randomly drawn picture into the right spot!! This would be a fun and engaging activity for Junior Primary especially. See all the details for this activity over here.
4. Choose the Right – Song Story
For a really cute and creative way to have a meaningful experience with this song, I LOVE using a song story! This is a darling story and idea. You could use this video by In A Pinch Primary Music, but I think it’s more engaging if you share a story and sing live, instead of just playing this as a video.
5. Choose the Right ASL
Here’s a great way to teach the songs with a specific link to the lyrics with Choose the Right ASL signs! This Primary chorister makes it look easy and fun!
6. Choose the Right – Hand Actions & Symbols
Help your hands to form the shape and then dive in with connecting two different symbols in this Hand Actions & Symbols video! There’s a couple of action word actions for each of the 3 keywords of the song. It’s right after her paper cups activity.
- Counting “Right” and “Light”
- General Conference Choose the Right with Audience
- Hand Actions and Verse 2
- Hand Bells Unscramble
- Paper Plates Pattern
- Choose the Right Maze
- History of the Song
- CTR Find the Match
- Rhythm Sticks, Scarves, and Hand Actions
- Rhythm Sticks
- Video about making right choices
- Choose the Right Primary Music Leader Story
- Finger Lights (vs 1) and Chorus
Head over next to see 21 Love One Another Singing Time Ideas!
What other fun ways have you taught Choose the Right in singing time?