How many different kinds of heroes can you think of? Your primary children will love learning about different types of heroes with this I See a Hero Name the Hero singing time idea!
I See a Hero Name the Hero
I hope your primary children enjoy this Name the Hero activity just as much as we enjoyed creating it! There are so many heroes around us everyday, from fireman and policeman to our own fathers at home.
Prepare for this activity by printing pictures of different occupations that can be considered heroes. Post these pictures on the back of the board or set them aside so that the primary children can’t see them at first.
I’ve created a printable that includes pictures of 6 different heroes. There is a corresponding clue for each hero! Just grab this printable later in this post and you’ll be all set for this primary activity!
There are lots of different ways to use this activity in primary. I’ve included 3 additional ideas later in this post, so be sure to take a look!
Start by singing I See a Hero at the beginning of primary using this flipchart. Then, ask the kids to share about their favorite superhero. What kind of superpowers do they have? How do they treat others? What does it mean to be a hero?
Then, tell the kids that you’ll be learning about different types of heroes. Give them the first clue about one of the heroes. See if they can guess which hero you are talking about. When they guess correctly, post the picture of the hero on the front of the board.
Each time you guess a hero, sing through the song again! Continue giving clues until the kids have guessed all the heroes.
At the end, ask the children if their definition of hero has changed at all today. Explain that heroes are all around them and share ideas for how they can be heroes too!
There are lots of different ways to use this hero activity in primary! I have just 4 additional ideas below that I think you’ll love! Most of them don’t require any extra materials, so take a look and see if you want to add any of these ideas to your singing time activity!
I See a Hero Clues:
I had lots of fun thinking of different everyday heroes. Here’s my list of 6 heroes and simple clues to help your primary children guess the hero!
- Which hero drives a big, red truck? ANSWER: Fireman
- Which hero has red and blue lights? ANSWER: Policeman
- Which hero wears camouflage? ANSWER: Soldier/Military
- Which hero helps us when we are sick? ANSWER: Doctor
- Which hero wears a cape? ANSWER: Superhero
- Which hero helps us get to our destination safely? Pilot
- Use this activity as a fun matching game! Before primary, cut out the clues and picture. Post them on the board in mixed-up order. After singing through the song each time, choose a child to come up and match a clue to a picture of a hero.
- Add some fun hero actions! Here are some examples: pretend to be an airplane (pilot), show your muscles (superhero), tap your hat (fireman), march in place (soldier).
- If you have any members of your ward with any of the occupations described in this activity, have them come share about their job! Have them share what it means to be a hero.
- Have your primary kids draw a hero! Give each of them a piece of paper and crayons. Have them draw their own hero! Then, have a few kids come up to tell the class about their hero. What do they wear? What kind of superpowers do they have?
For a similar idea using fun clues, head over to this Father’s Day Name That Dad activity!
I See a Hero Name the Hero “Which Hero” Printable Clue Cards
These printable hero clue cards are so cute! This printable includes 3 pages with 2 heroes on each page, a total of 6 for the activity. Each page includes a quarter-page picture of a hero, along with a clue about the hero.
Print out all 3 pages of this printable and keep your pictures separate from your clues! Post the pictures on the board or start with the clues and see if the kids can guess the heroes before seeing the pictures for an extra challenge!
You’ll find 6 bonus additional hero jobs to included and a larger 1/2 page hero clues & images included in the INSTANT Primary Singing Membership in May Doctrine & Covenants packet!
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Try this I See a Hero I Spy Primary Game for another fun way to review this song for Father’s Day!
What other types of heroes can you add to this list? How will you be using this idea in primary?