For a fun way to review this favorite primary song, try this I Am a Child of God Soloist Challenge! This learn the song activity can be great for both the shy and the bold primary singer!
During primary, have children volunteer to sing two phrases of the song either as a soloist or a small group. Such a great way to review any verse of I Am a Child of God in singing time!
I Am a Child of God Soloist Challenge
This soloist challenge activity is such a simple, no-prep activity that can help your primary children build their confidence as they sing together!
For this activity, start by reviewing the first verse of I Am a Child of God (Flipchart) with the entire primary. Review any parts that are tricky for the children.
Then, ask them if there are any brave children willing to sing a solo in primary! You may only get a few hands. If you have any children who want to sing on their own, have them come to the front of the room.
Ask if there are any children who would like to sing in a group. Some children may want to participate, but might not feel comfortable singing on their own! You can have these children form small groups of 2-4.
Each soloist will get to sing two phrases of the song. Give each soloist(s) their assigned phrases of the song. Give them a few minutes to practice or review the words.
Arrange the children so that they are in order from the beginning of the song to the end. Then, have the soloists sing their section of the song.
I’ve created cue cards for soloists to use! Each cue card has the lyrics of one section of the song. You can find these in the printable later in this post when signed in! Your primary children can use their cue card with lyrics or try singing it memorized!
I also grabbed these cute microphone signs from this Follow the Prophet Listen & Sing activity. Just print the microphone sign from the printable in that post and tape it to a popsicle stick. Ready to go!
While the children share their assigned part, they get to hold the microphone. Then, they can pass it off to the next soloist!
After the children sing their part, give them a sticker or small prize for their bravery and willingness to participate. Tell them that whenever someone asks about their sticker, they can share their testimony or sing their phrase of the song!
Then, choose new groups! Continue practicing the first verse of try the challenge with the second verse of the song. Children may be willing to try a solo if they watch others do it first!
- If you don’t have many volunteers, assign each class to a section of the song. Have each class sing their portion of the song, then switch! Have groups switch cue cards with another group and try a new section of the song.
- Write out each verse of the song in 4 sections of 2 phrases. At the beginning of primary, put all the cue cards for each verse on the board. Have the children work together to determine which cue cards go with which verse. Then, choose a verse to sing and have groups sing 2 phrases at a time.
- Have a teacher challenge! Have teachers come up and sing a solo or sing with a partner. Then, divide up the room by giving each child a number 1-4. Have them come up and stand by the teacher that is singing the section of the song that corresponds with their number!
For another fun challenge to review any primary song, try this Candy for Courage idea!
I Am a Child of God Soloist Challenge Printable Cue Cards
I know it can be scary to sing on your own in front of a group. That’s why I created these cute printable cue cards for this activity! In this printable, I’ve included 4 full-page cards, each with 2 lines of the song.
Print out these full-size cue cards and pass them out to your soloists. Have them use the cue cards to review the lyrics or use them while they sing.
I also made a smaller version of the cue cards that you can pass out to members of a group. These cue cards are each a quarter-page, perfect for printing out multiple copies!
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For another fun way to review this song, check out this I Am a Child of God Concentration Match!
How did your primary children enjoy this challenge? Did you have some brave soloists?