You’ll love this sweet and easy Easter Primary song to teach your children this year. It will be fun and easy to teach with these 16 different Jesus Has Risen singing time ideas! You”ll find a great variety of activities including sign language, rhythm sticks, a song story, picture map, and many more!
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Jesus Has Risen Flip Charts
A great way to get started with your song preps is to pick out your choice of Jesus Has Risen Flip Chart! I’ve shared a bunch of different versions including a slideshow, colored, and lyrics only option.
This song is included in the Children’s Songbook on page #70. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
8 Jesus Has Risen Singing Time Ideas
This post will help you find all of my Jesus Has Risen teaching ideas around this blog. Plus, I’m also sharing additional favorite lesson plans from other Primary music leaders at the end of this post!
1. Jesus Has Risen – Song Story
This engaging Jesus Has Risen Song Story is a perfect way to introduce the song for the first time. It’s a perfect tie-in with an Easter theme to help the children connect what the meaning of Easter truly is.
2. Jesus Has Risen – Picture Map
You’ll love this super visual way to see what each of the notes of the song represent with this Jesus Has Risen Picture Map! Just fill in the blanks (representing notes) to create a one of a kind melody map using pictures!
3. Jesus Has Risen – Chimes
This song is the perfect song for using chimes with the pretty chime intro you’ll hear on the original audio track. Use this Jesus Has Risen Chimes Chart and unique intro chart to help you bring this song to life in a brand new way!
4. Jesus Has Risen – Line Match
This fun no-prep activity for a Jesus Has Risen Line Match is perfect for reviewing the song with repetition in a fun and easy way. You’ll match the first line to the second part of each line of the song.
5. Jesus Has Risen – He Lives ASL Signs
You’ll love using these 4 simple Jesus Has Risen ASL Signs to help focus this teaching activity to the most important concept of the song. Try dividing the room into small groups with once sign each to add in a fun mix that helps the kids focus on specific words each time through the song.
6. Jesus Has Risen – Rise and Clap
Add in some purposeful movement with this Jesus Has Risen Rise and Clap activity. Adds simple actions for a couple of the keywords that add in movement and focus on the lyrics in a fun way while easily getting lots of song repetition!
7. Jesus Has Risen – Palm Leaves
You will absolutely love this Jesus Has Risen Palm Leaves activity! It’s perfectly themed for the Easter season with using palm leaves to add movement and rhythm that will mimic Jesus’ triumphant entry!
8. Jesus Has Risen – Partner Rhythm Sticks
This interactive activity for Jesus Has Risen Partner Rhythm Sticks will have you break the room up into groups of 2 to complete a series of actions that match with the song as they pass their rhythm stick back and forth between the partners throughout the song.
8 More Different Ways to Teach Jesus Has Risen
If you’re looking for even more inspiration, I’ve sourced some of my favorite ideas for other Primary Music Leaders to help you teach this song in fun and varied ways.
1. Jesus Has Risen – Hand Bells
My Primary children always love it when I bring hand bells in and Merry Bells makes it easy with their play along videos or printable bell charts. This song is included in Primary Songs #1 set. Use the coupon code PrimarySinging to save 10%.
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2. Jesus Has Risen – Sing-Along Video
An easy way to introduce a song for the first time is with a video and lyrics you can sing along with karaoke style! You can watch the Sing-Along Video here if it has any issues loading.
3. Jesus Has Risen – Pop Bottle & Tap
Here’s a fun music making activity with Sharla Dance! You can catch the video on YouTube here (Start at 3:11). You’ll just need an empty water bottle to follow the pattern.
4. Jesus Has Risen – Number Counting
Use directed listening to listen for the specific keywords and count how many times you sign each of the specific words. You can also watch the video on YouTube here. (Start at 3:13)
5. Erase Keywords (YouTube)
6. Bell Chart (Google Drive)
7. I Can Play It Jesus Has Risen Simplified Sheet Music (ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
8. ASL Signs (YouTube)
For more activities, see these When He Comes Again Singing Time ideas!
What other fun Jesus Has Risen singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.