For a really fun way to dive into all the scripture heroes in this beautiful song, try out this fun Choose to Serve the Lord Hero Names activity below! The kids will help you find all the right hero names and get them into the correct song order which will help them better remember which hero comes at each point of the song!
Choose to Serve the Lord Hero Names
Sing through Choose to Serve the Lord once before introducing the activity. You can do this activity with just a specific verse or the entire song.
Say – wow so many heroes!! How many scripture hero names did you hear? (vs 1 = 4, vs 2 = 4, refrain = 5, total = 13).
Let’s see if we can put all the heroes in the right order. Pull out a bag with hero names or letters cut out and mixed up in the bag. Draw blanks up on the board for the letters or names in order. Stick with names for junior primary and you can try the letter challenge with Senior primary!
Letters: _ _ _ _ _ _ Names: __________
_ _ _ _ _ _ __________
_ _ _ _ _ __________
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ __________
Let a child come up and pick out a name or 3-5 letters and try to put them in the correct order. Let’s test that out and see if it looks right. Sing the song together again and check the order.
Continue singing through the song and adding a name or additional letters after each time through the song.
Choose to Serve the Lord Hero Names:
You can head over to grab our Choose to Serve the Lord Flip Chart or simply review the lyrics to help you in planning how to best use these printables!
- Verse 1:
- Verse 2:
- Verse 3 / Refrain:
- Add an action for each hero after you’ve added or completed their name! You can have the children help you come up with actions that match their line of the song. Such as stand or stomp for Esther (stand for right), flap angel wings for Elisha, pull out your sword for David, etc.
- Stand and then quickly sit back down each time you sing a hero name. Or stand and then sit alternating each time you sing a new hero name!
- Sing out the hero names extra loud. Now, try whisper singing the hero names.
- Split up the Primary into 2 groups. Alternate singing lines of the song with their hero! Now, switch and sing the opposite lines.
For another cute letter themed singing time idea, see our Build a Pencil Back to School Singing Time post!
Choose to Serve the Lord Hero
Names Printable Lesson Plan
Within this Choose to Serve the Lord Hero Names printable, you’ll find a 1-page guide to help you get the most out of the printables with fun ways to use them in singing time and extension ideas to mix it up to best fit your Primary!
Then, you can choose the individual letter cards or name strips in one of two sizes so everyone in your Primary will be able to see all of the hero names!
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What other fun ways could you use these Choose to Serve the Lord Hero Names and letter cards in singing time?