For a unique and different singing time idea, try out our I Will Be Valiant Icon Poster! It’s a creative twist on displaying the keywords or lyrics with simple icons to represent the main keywords.
I’ve been sharing lots of fun ways to teach I Will Be Valiant in Primary. It’s such a fun upbeat song that it’s great for adding in movement and fun during Singing Time.
I Will Be Valiant Icon Poster
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How to Play:
Sing through I Will Be Valiant (flipchart here) once before introducing this activity.
Post the Icon Poster up on the whiteboard. Or add in one of the variations in the extension ideas below to mix up how you start the activity!
Ask the kids to put their hands up in the air when they think they spotted what the first symbol stands for. Freeze singing or continue through the verse. Then, ask one of the children with their hands up what the word was. If they need some help, ask another friend to gather a few ideas until you get the correct keyword for the first icon (servants).
You guys are so good at this! Let’s solve the next one! Continue singing through the song and decoding the keywords for each of the icons. This will help build up the song from the beginning and is a really great way to learn the song for the first time!
When you have decoded all the symbols, have the kids pop up in their chair and quickly sit back down, like you would for Popcorn Popping for each symbol when the word comes up!
Symbol Guide: Servants, Work, Day, Follow, Teachings, Serve, Loving, Servant, Cov’nants, Valiantly, Truth, Right, Me.
2 Fun Extension Activities:
Out of Order: Scramble up the icon posters either with the large sized posters or by cutting the smaller poster up into pieces or strips. Sing through the song while a child works to unscramble the correct order.
It may take 2-3 times through the song to get it in the correct order as there are between 5-13 pieces, depending on if you break by the full row, the line of the song, or the individual symbols.
Split Singing: Divide the room into 2 groups. Draw a line up on the board and let the kids rearrange the symbols to one of the 2 halves of the board.
Each side sings the line for their symbols! If you split the matching color symbols – then both groups sing if the symbols are divided into both groups.
Keep them in order to by height if they need help with staying on track, or point to the symbols that’s next to show who’s turn it is to sing.
For another super fun singing time idea with a similar feeling, head over to see our He Sent His Son Crack the Code! It’ll inspire more ideas you can adapt and use this activity in your Singing Time.
I Will Be Valiant Icon Poster Printable Singing Time Lesson Plan
You have a bunch of different options with this printable lesson plan! You can either do a simple 1-page printable poster with the whole song on a single page. Printer friendly and efficient!
Or, choose one of the larger print sizes with 3-pages to print with 3 song lines per page that you can easily cut into strips, if you’d like. Or go big with the 1-line per page options and print 8 pages! This option is perfect for large Primary groups or if you’ll use the icons for some of the options games as well.
The printable also includes a lesson plan overview and 2 fun extension ideas to help you make the most of the printable song helps.
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For another fun singing time idea, head over to see our I Will Be Valiant Fill in the Blank! You could easily pair these symbols with the poster to fill in the blanks! You’ll just need to leave a few out and rearrange a couple of them.
Did you try out this I Will Be Valiant Icon Poster? How did it go with your Primary? I’d love to hear what fun ways you used it in Singing Time.