Will you be teaching I Know That My Redeemer Lives this year as part of the song list for the New Testament Primary Songs for Come Follow Me year? I think it’s such an impactful song that has a wonderful message of Christ that it’s a great one to teach and the one I recommend focusing on for September.
Here you’ll find TONS of awesome I Know My Father Lives Singing Time ideas to help you teach this song to your Primary children with ease. There’s a little bit of everything from a dance scarves and a maori code to lyrics scramble and pipe chimes! Plus of course, many more.
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8 I Know That My Redeemer Lives Teaching Ideas Packet
Get the best start to teaching this hymn to your Primary kids with this jam-packed packet will all 8 of my teaching ideas with TONS of extended printables!
Each lesson plan is varied from the next so you can teach with a variety of learning styles and reach each of the children The activities are designed to fit all 4 verses, except for one activity specifically aimed for the 1st verse. It also includes a beautiful custom art flip chart.
I Know That My Redeemer Lives Flip Chart
To help make teaching this song easy or to simply keep the words visible for those that might need them, you’ll love all of these I Know That My Redeemer Lives Flip Chart options! Choose from colorful keywords or simple lyrics only or even a slideshow!
This song is included in the LDS Hymn book on page #136. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
8 I Know That My Redeemer Lives Singing Time Ideas
1. I Know That My Redeemer Lives – Pipe Chimes
Highlight the important keyword repeated throughout the song with this I Know That My Redeemer Lives Pipe Chimes activity! You’ll ring the chimes whenever you sing references to “He Lives” throughout the song.
2. I Know That My Redeemer Lives – Dance Scarves
Bring the melody to life as you use these 4 different I Know That My Redeemer Lives Dance Scarves actions as you move with a purpose. It’s a great way to add in movement without the room getting to crazy and still having lots of fun!
3. I Know That My Redeemer Lives – Lyrics Order
Challenge the Senior Primary children to an envelope or whole class challenge with this I Know That My Redeemer Lives Lyrics Order activity. Can they rearrange the word strips into the correct sequence? This will help them better remember the order later.
4. I Know That My Redeemer Lives – Color Code
Replace the different keywords with a color and let the kids do their best to crack the code with what each color represents. This I Know That My Redeemer Lives Color Code is a great way to get your logical thinkers engaged with learning the song and draw meaningful connections to the repeating words and concepts they spot.
5. I Know That My Redeemer Lives – Say + Sing
Hymns can be difficult to teach as they are so wordy. Use this I Know That My Redeemer Lives Say + Sing activity for a great first way to introduce the song. You’ll say and repeat the line of the song then sing and repeat the line for lots of repetition and fun challenge extension ideas, too.
6. I Know That My Redeemer Lives – Maori Sticks
If you haven’t tried maori sticks yet, you’re going to have so much fun with this one! It’s a simple pattern that matches the lyrics with a different sequence for each verse. Head over to see the I Know That My Redeemer Lives Maori Sticks lesson plan.
7. I Know That My Redeemer Lives – Foreign Language
In this I Know That My Redeemer Lives Foreign Language activity you’ll help remind the children that the Savior lives for ALL people as you replace a key phrase in the song with your choice of different languages and add a little fun culture to your Primary room.
8. I Know That My Redeemer Lives – What’s in the Bag
Pull out an assortment of different objects that help represent the lyrics in this I Know That My Redeemer Lives What’s in the Bag idea. The kids love the mystery and intrigue of this activity while helping to build a concrete connection to sometimes abstract words to help them better understand the meaning of the lyrics.
More Ways to Teach I Know That My Redeemer Lives
If you’re looking for even more inspiration, I’ve sourced some of my favorite ideas for other Primary Music Leaders to help you teach this song in fun and varied ways.
1. I Know That My Redeemer Lives – Hand Bells
You can bring in the hand bells to have fun ringing the bells along with singing with this play along video by Merry Bells. I Know That My Redeemer Lives is included in the the Hymns Set #2 Digital Downloads and also available in DVD or printable chart formats. Use the coupon code PrimarySinging to save 10% off any order!
2. I Know That My Redeemer Lives – Music Videos
The church put out this beautiful video with the song with a wonderful arrangement and pictures from Christ’s life. This would be a great way to introduce this song or to use as a spiritual moment! Here’s the direct link and a few other great videos I like:
3. I Know That My Redeemer Lives – Pool Noodles
This sister created a fun rhythm sequence using pool noodles! You can watch the video here in this post or head to YouTube to see her video here.
4. I Know That My Redeemer Lives – ASL Signs
This sister shares a great in-depth explanation of how to sign the different words throughout the song. You can watch her whole video right here or head to see the video here.
5. Word Order (YouTube)
6. Egg Carton Drums (YouTube)
7. Rhyming Words (YouTube)
8. Egg Shakers (YouTube)
9. Squiggle Map (YouTube, start at 8:15)
10. Share a Meaningful Word (Facebook Group)
11. Words & Shapes (Facebook Group)
12. Lyrics Questions (Facebook Group)
13. History of the Song (The Tabernacle Choir)
14. Melody Map (Angie Killian)
15. Matching Pairs (Facebook Group)
For more activities, see these Behold the Great Redeemer Die Singing Time ideas!
What other fun I Know That My Redeemer Lives singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.