I love how these really fun I Will Follow God’s Plan Rebus picture puzzles turned out! They will be an engaging way to help teach the children the lyrics to the first half of the song I Will Follow God’s Plan with a visual association to the lyrics meanings that will stick with them for a lifetime!
I Will Follow God’s Plan Rebus
How to Play:
Sing through I Will Follow God’s Plan (Flip Chart here) once, before introducing this activity.
These rebus puzzles will help you learn the “verse” of this song. While it’s not technically classified as a chorus for the second half since there is only a single verse, the second half of the song is easier to learn and definitely sings like a chorus.
The song is pretty long to try to squeeze all the lyrics in the first week you’re teaching it. So, I’m focusing this fun rebus activity on just the first half of the song with a half of a line per picture puzzle! I also felt the first half of the song was easier to come up with some fun and creative picture puzzles.
Ask a child if they can come up and be a detective for you. Have all of the rebus puzzles up on a front side table. Sing the first part of the song and ask them to find the one that they think fits.
Show it to the Primary room – did they get it right? Sing the first half of a line together. Now sing from the beginning and add part 2 with a new detective.
Continue seeking and adding pieces to the board for each part of the song. This will build in TONS of repetition especially of the trickier 3 lines of “My life…” that can sometimes be jumbled into the wrong order.
- My life is a gift = Gift with “Life” tag
- My life has a plan = Life with a Plan in the middle
- My life has a purpose = Life word creating a shadow of the word purpose
- In heav’n it began = The word heaven growing bigger and bigger.
- My choice was to come = Words to choose from with “come” circled
- To this lovely home on earth = Large home icon placed on top of the earth
- And seek for God’s light = Letter search with the letters from “light” with magnifying glass spotting the full word
- To direct me from birth = Baby with lots of directions to choose from
Pointer Singing: Display all the rebus pictures up on the board. Hold a fun pointer object towards the pictures and have the children make a sound to indicate if you’re on the right image that comes next!
- You might use “ooooh” and sing louder and softer as the pointer moves closer and farther.
- Or try singing “lalala” and sing faster or slower depending on how close the pointer is!
Sing & Match: Place all of the rebus puzzles upside down. Hunt for the right one! Sing the first half line of the song and have them flip over (and then turn back faced down) the puzzle cards until they find the correct one.
Leave it face up and then sing the first half and second half of the first line. Continuing building on the lyrics and finding the correct picture!
Rebus puzzles are SO much fun! Head over next to see this We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet Rebus Puzzles singing time idea.
I Will Follow God’s Plan Rebus
This printable includes 8 fun rebus pictures that go along with the lyrics to I Will Follow God’s Plan. Each puzzle prints on a half sheet of paper so you only need to print 4 pages.
I have included a larger full-page rebus puzzles and black and white option, plus a printable lesson plan in INSTANT Primary Singing membership. These printables are included when I Will Follow God’s Plan is the song of the month!
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For another fun activity, try this I Will Follow God’s Plan Scrambled Letters idea! The kids will have to unscramble the letter cards, then flip them over to reveal a hidden message!
I can’t wait to hear what your Primary children thought of this I Will Follow God’s Plan Rebus activity! Do you have ideas to extend it with other activities?