Sing silly sounds in singing time with this fun Did Jesus Really Live Again Oohs and Aahs word representations activity! This activity is a great way to focus on the melody and notes in the song before learning the lyrics or as a silly review activity!
For this activity, we’ll be using 3 different vowel sounds and replacing them with ALL the lyrics in the song! We have a printable pattern later in the post with vowel sounds for all 3 verses in the song!
Did Jesus Really Live Again Oohs and Aahs
The lyrics of Did Jesus Really Live Again are such a wonderful testimony of the Savior’s resurrection. When I taught this song in primary, I wanted to teach all 3 verses because they create such a beautiful image of Christ.
Since this song is a bit longer, it can be a little tricky to sing! This activity takes away the stress of singing all the correct words and just focusing on the melody in a fun way.
The vowel sounds pattern for this song has a sound for every syllable! This makes the pattern especially simple to follow. Be sure to grab the printable later in this post that contains a color guide for each syllable and outlines the pattern for all 3 verses.
Start by singing all 3 verses of Did Jesus Really Live Again lyrics.
Before showing the pattern, have the kids practice singing the vowel sounds out loud. Try singing, “EEE” “Ooh” “Aaah.”
Explain that you’ll be focusing on listening to the music and practicing the notes and melody of the song.
Put up the poster for the first two verses. Every syllable will have a sound, so start by singing just a line or two of the song with the vowel songs. Then, try singing just the first verse together slowly with the vowel sounds.
Once you have repeated the first two verses a few times, try the third verse! If you’re feeling ready for a new challenge, try singing the entire song with the vowel sounds!
There are several different ways to use this activity in singing time! Keep scrolling for 4 additional ideas using the Oohs and Aahs pattern!
Verses 1 & 2 Vowel Sounds:
OOH OOH OOH AHH AHH OOH OOH OOH / V1. Did Jesus Really live again? / V2. Did Jesus come to those he loved?
EE AAH AAH OOH OOH OOH / V1. Yes, when the third day came. / V2. Yes, people touched his feet.
EE OOH OOH OOH OOH AAH AAH AAH / V1. He wakened and he left the tomb; / V2. And of the fish and honeycomb
AAH AAH OOH OOH OOH / V1. He called Mary’s name. / V2. He did truly eat.
Verse 3 Vowel Sounds:
AAH AHH AHH OOH OOH AAH AAH AHH / And there were nail prints in his hands
EE EE OOH OOH AAH AAH OOH / and a spear-wound in his side.
EE OOH OOH AAH AHH OOH OOH OOH/ Did Jesus Really live again
AAH AHH OOH OOH AHH/ After he had died?
EE OOH EE AAH AHH OOH/ Oh yes, and so shall I!
PURPLE: “OOH” Sound
GREEN: “AAH” Sound
RED: “EE” Sound
- For a challenge, try displaying the colors only and not the sound! Have the key on the board and explain what sound corresponds with each color. Then, draw short lines on the board representing each syllable. Draw each line in the color that corresponds with the sound you want the kids to sing!
- Choose 2-3 key words in the song. Sing a different vowel sound for each key word while you review!
- Have the kids mix up the pattern! Cut out each “OOH” and “AAH” individually and put all the strips of paper on the board. Have the kids arrange the vowel sounds in any order they’d like!
- Pair an action with each syllable! For example, you could touch your nose while singing “OOH” and pat your head when you sing “AAH.”
For another singing time activity using silly vowel sounds, try this I Will Walk With Jesus Letter Sounds activity!
Did Jesus Really Live Again Oohs and Aahs
Grab this printable vowel sounds sheet with the pattern for all 1st and 2nd verses of the song! The pattern is split into 4 pages with a phrase on each page.
You can find a printable lesson plan, an additional version that’s condensed to just 2 pages and the 3rd verse all included in the extended printables in the INSTANT Primary Singing membership when Did Jesus Really Lives Again is the featured song of the month.
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Head over to this fun Did Jesus Really Live Again Cup Pattern activity next!
What other silly sounds can you think to add to this pattern?