Use this I Will Walk with Jesus Learn & Teach singing time idea to give your kids the chance to be the music leader for a day! They’re so smart and capable and they’ll love being given a chance to take charge.
This fun learn & teach task is a great way to get the kids involved and hands on! The church is utilizing more ways to give the kids leadership opportunities in YM/YW and this is a really great way to extend that in a small way to Primary! The kids will love taking charge and picking out a fun way to teach the song.
** See 12 fun I Will Walk with Jesus Singing Time Ideas here **
I Will Walk with Jesus Learn & Teach
How to Play:
Sing through I Will Walk with Jesus (flip chart) once before beginning this activity.
*Note: I recommend picking just one verse or the chorus for this activity during any given week. I’ve included all 3 verses so you can pick which one your group needs to work on.
Divide your Primary into 4 groups. With a small Primary, you can instead divide into 2 groups and have each group learn 2 lines of the song.
Utilize your Primary Presidency or teachers to have one adult help with each group, when possible. You can even use your Pianist if needed!
As small groups, you’ll have the children practice their line of I Will Walk with Jesus a few times through. Then, let them help you come up with a fun way to teach the lines. Here are some ideas to help you. You can also post these up on the white board and let the kids pick one of the slips and take it back to their group!
After the kids have had 3-5 minutes to practice their part and come up with a fun way to teach, you’ll call up the groups in song order and let them lead! They’ll introduce their activity and teach their line of the song!
Then, run through the whole song in sequence with all four parts (and their unique teaching ideas) together! For unscramble or missing words, you can have someone unscramble in the time it takes you to sing through the line (they’ll need to be quick!) and for missing words you can have them NOT sing the missing words!
Easy Teaching Ideas:
- Clap Instead – Pick words to clap instead of singing
- Pattern Pat – Pat along to the rhythm
- Actions – Come up with fun actions to represent the words
- Egg Shakers – Shake along with the rhythm or double speed!
- Dance Scarves – Create a sequence for using dance scarves
- Rhythm Sticks – Use a fun pattern to represent the melody
- Unscramble – Cut out the words and have the other groups put them back in order
- Missing Word – Cut out 1-3 of the words, then have the other kids guess what is missing!
For another fun way to get the kids involved in a Learn & Teach task, see our Choose the Right Way Scripture Connection lesson plan!
I Will Walk with Jesus Learn & Teach Printable Singing Time Lesson
This printable I Will Walk with Jesus Learn & Teach lesson plan includes a 1-page quick overview of how to use this activity to teach the song in Primary. Plus a list of easy ways the kids might use to teach their verse.
Then, you’ll find 2 pages of printable teaching activity strips to make it interactive in Primary for the kids to have some help picking a way to teach their line.
Then, I’ve included all 3 verses and the chorus broken into 4 lines on separate posters to easily divide up your Primary into groups of 2 or 4!
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For another really unique way to have fun teaching this song, see our I Will Walk with Jesus Letter Sounds singing time idea!
What other fun ways could you extend this I Will Walk with Jesus Learn & Teach idea?
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I used this lesson today. I cannot tell you what a huge success it was. I have a small primary so our junior and senior primary are combined. I had 4 groups where I combined the younger with the older kids. The kids were so involved and learned the song better than any new song I have taught so far. I will definitely be using this method again.
Love hearing the feedback!! Would be curious to hear which activities they picked! 🙂