If you’re teaching the beautiful Christmas song Prince of Peace this year you’re going to love this engaging lesson plan to help add in interest and have some fun while singing through the song lots of times! In this Prince of Peace Movement Words singing time activity, you’ll add peaceful movements when you sing specific words throughout the song.
Prince of Peace Movement Words
How to Play:
Sing through Prince of Peace once, before introducing this fun rhythm pattern connected to the different word you will sing. You can use this Prince of Peace Flip Chart while you sing the song through the first time.
Pick one of the movement words and show an example of what you will do whenever you sing the word. I suggest starting with “Still.” The kids will love this wiggle and freeze movement and it’s only in the first verse so this will let them do the action a few extra times starting with this move first.
Sing through the song with your movement actions for still. You can freeze at the end of the first verse (call out freeze and pause singing). Ask the children if they caught all 3 still’s! Wonderful, let’s finish the song and then we’ll add another one – great job!
Now, add another action. I recommend either “Peace” or “Alleluia” next. Peace is the most frequent word throughout the song so you might hold out on that word if you’re singing straight through all 3 verses this week and start with Alleluia.
For peace, you’ll do a mini hop or bounce if seated. Tell the children to imagine they are a tiny little frog. You want them to hop, but only move as much as that tiny frog moves! You want a nice “peaceful” movement, not a wild dramatic hop. Can they follow you?
For Alleluia, you’ll clap 4 quick claps in sequence = Al/le/lu/ia. You’ll match the timing with the syllables and do just small mini claps in quick succession.
Sing through the song a few times adding actions as you go! When you’re ready, you can add a challenge on the Rhyming Words! The end of the line through the 3 verses each have pairs of rhyming words. You’ll pat both hands on your lap on each of the words that have a partner word.
Prince of Peace Movement Actions Guide
STILL: Wiggle & Freeze
- Wiggle at the beginning of the word and then FREEZE and hold one pose for a second.
PEACE: Mini Hop
- Bounce in place whether sitting or standing.
RHYMING WORDS: Pat Lap
- Pat both hands on your lap on each of the ending words that right.
- Ex. Night + Light, Here + Near, Meek + Seek
ALLELUIA: Quick Clap
- Clap quickly following the syllables 4 claps.
- Divide your Primary room into 2-4 groups. Assign each group 1 or 2 of the actions. They’ll do ONLY those actions through the song. Then switch to a new action! Have a child from their group hold their action sign to remind them which one they will do.
- Pick a different set of actions for each of the 4 themed categories/words!
For another fun similar activity, head over to see this The Dearest Names Movement Actions singing time activity!
Prince of Peace Movement Words Printable Song Helps
This free in-post printable includes a 1 page card reminder of the 4 different actions. You can cut into into strips to reveal just one action at a time, if you prefer.
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Continue on to this next singing time idea, a Prince of Peace Letter Hunt activity!
What other fun ways will you use this Movements Word singing time activity in your Primary room?