This Did Jesus Really Live Again 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 Primary song Did Jesus Really Live Again.
Did Jesus Really Live Again Eraser Pass
How to Play:
Sing through Did Jesus Really Live Again (lyrics here) first before you introduce the activity.
Post the posters for the verse you want to teach. 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 2 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.
- Jesus / John / Mark
- Talk / Live / Breathe
- Second / Third / Fourth
- Slept / Opened / Wakened
- Cave / Grave / Tomb
- Mary / Sarah / Martha
Correct Words: Jesus, Live, Third, Wakened, Tomb, Mary
Adaptions 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.
- 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.
- Pass out one poster to each class and have them work as a team to cross off 2 wrong words each time you sing through the song.
If your Primary loves this activity, head over to grab this Choose the Right Eraser Pass next!
Printable Did Jesus Really Live Again Eraser Pass
This free printable includes a poster of all the words for the first verse making it super easy to print and play this game in your Primary room! You’ll just grab a big extra large sharpie and cross off the wrong words.
You’ll find extended printables including a printable lesson plan, eraser pass for the 2nd and 3rd verse, and a larger font posters included in the INSTANT Primary Singing membership when Did Jesus Really Live Again is the featured song of the month.
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For a more visual way to teach this song, if you want to do something different with Junior Primary for example, you’ll love this Did Jesus Really Live Again Word Map!
What other fun ways could you extend this Did Jesus Really Live Again Eraser Pass game?