You’ll love this sweet Primary song Prince of Peace by Monica Scott to teach to your Primary children this Christmas. This fun Prince of Peace Letter Hunt activity is a perfect way to focus on the message of the song with a fun game that will add in tons of singing repetition with a purpose.
Prince of Peace Letter Hunt
How to Play:
Hide the 5 letters before Primary begins.
Tell the children today we’re going to sing a very special Christmas song while we hunt for an important word. You can use this Prince of Peace Flip Chart, if you’re just learning the song for the first time.
Invite a child up front to be your helper. Tell them they will hunt for and bring back only ONE letter. When they find a letter, they can bring it up front and hold it through the rest of the song. Then, place the letter up on the board.
Continue with a new helper until you have all 5 letters placed randomly up on the board in the order that they were found.
Have the children try to unscramble the word and raise their hand when they know what it is. Invite one of the children to come up front and unscramble the letters and make the word “PEACE.”
Ask the children what are some ways or things that help you feel peace in your life? Write them all around the board surrounding your letters.
- How does Jesus Christ bring us peace?
- Why is one of his names the “Prince of Peace”?
- Draw letter blanks _ _ _ _ _ like that up on the board. Have the children try to place their letter in the correct spot. The first 2-3 letters they may not know for sure, and that’s okay. Let them take a guess and place it up on the board in one of the spots. The next helper can move 2 letters around, and then the following will have 3 to try to place correctly if they think one might need to be moved around.
- Let each child hunt for all 5 letters and try to unscramble them on the board before the song is over! Then, repeat as many times as you would like! Don’t worry if you have young helpers, they can hunt and have an older child help unscramble or they will start to recognize the pattern after a few times through based on color/shapes the right order if they’re not readers yet.
- Pass out a mix of letters with one per child or the ½ page sheet per child in a small Primary. Have them color in the letter(s) while you sing. Then add them to the board!
- Challenge the Senior Primary children to try to come up with things that help them feel peace that start with each of the letters: P-E-A-C-E. Some examples might include:
- P: Prayer, Parents, Parks, Puppies, Patience, Praise
- E: Earth, Eyes, Easter, Eat, Encouragement, Exercise, Evening, Education
- A: Atonement, Art, Animals, Answers, Agency, Autumn
- C: Church, Cats, Cheerful, Covenants, Calm, Celestial
- E: Spread out the words the kids call out across both letter E’s
For another fun similar activity, head over to see this Behold the Great Redeemer Live Letter Maze singing time activity!
Prince of Peace Letter Hunt Printable Song Helps
This free in-post printable includes 1/4 page PEACE letters in black and white! Let the kids color in the letters as they add ways they feel peace.
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For another engaging teaching idea this Christmas, continue over to see this Stars Were Gleaming Jingle Bells lesson plan!
What other fun ways will you use this Letter Hunt singing time activity in your Primary room?