For this activity, have the kids work together to connect odd-numbered lines of the song with even-numbered ones! See if you can correctly match all the lines of the song!
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Jesus Has Risen Line Match
I have used line match activities several times in primary and it goes well every. single. time. I love having some consistent activities that I know the kids will enjoy. I’ve mainly used this activity with senior primary, but it can be adapted for Junior primary as well.
I’m really excited to teach Jesus Has Risen this year in primary. Even though it’s a very short song, the message is so pure and sweet. We’ll be singing this song on Easter Sunday, and I’m so excited to share it with the ward.
There are so many different adaptations to this activity, so be sure to check out our extension ideas later in this post!
Review Jesus Has Risen at the beginning of primary. Write the lyrics on the board, with odd numbered lines on the left side and even numbered lines on the right side.
Have the kids look at the first line of the song. See if they can find the next line of the song on the right side. Have someone come to the board and draw a line from the first and second line.
Then, sing through the song again. While you sing, have the kids look for the second and third lines of the song. Choose a child who is singing reverently to come match the lines on the board.
You’ll notice that the line “Jesus has risen” actually comes up 3 different times in the song. I placed the left column in the correct order so that you can try to connect the phrases in the right order.
Challenge the children to connect the phrases in the correct order that they appear in the song. Continue matching lyrics until you have matched all the lines in the song!
Sing through the song at the end of primary and share your testimony of the Savior’s Atonement and Resurrection.
That’s it! It’s so simple! That’s why I love this activity. Again, I definitely recommend trying out one or two of the extension ideas below. You can always start with the first activity, then challenge them with another version!
My primary children always enjoy a little competition, so you could definitely have groups work together and see how quickly they are able to match all the lyrics!
4 Extension Activities:
- Write each line of the song on a strip of paper. Cut out the strips and put them on the board in mixed-up order. While you sing, have the children come to the board and put the lyrics in the correct order!
- Put up only the odd-numbered lines on the board. Read one of the lines aloud and see if the kids can guess the next line of the song! Then, do the opposite with the even-numbered lines.
- Hide word strips around the room. Each time you sing through the song, have someone bring up a hidden word strip to the front of the room. Try to find all the lyrics and arrange them in the correct order!
- Place the lyric strips in an envelope with one envelope for each small group or class. Have them unscramble the lyrics back in order while you sing the song together as a group.
We have lots of fun lyrics matching activities! Check out this When We Seek Him Line Matching activity next!
Jesus Has Risen Line Match Printable
Save the hassle of writing everything on the board with this line match printable! It’s an easy 1-page line match. This version is great if you have a small primary or if you want the children to work on their own or in a small group.
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For another fun idea, head over to this Jesus Has Risen Chimes activity!
Do your primary children enjoy logical activities in primary? Let us know how this one goes!