This fun If the Savior Stood Beside Me Clap Instead is perfect for reviewing the words with a game that has meaning. The kids will follow along and skip specific keywords throughout the song and clap in place of singing the word!
If the Savior Stood Beside Me Clap Instead
I’ll start this activity with singing the song through one time first. Head over to grab my If the Savior Stood Beside Me Flip Chart to make this easy for any visitors.
Then, I’ll post this clap instead keywords guide.
We’ll pick a keywords from the song lyrics as a group to have everyone CLAP instead of singing the word.
I’ll be using this activity for the 3rd verse, but you could do it for any of the verses.
After one time through, we’ll add another action and another keyword. You could pat, snap, stand up / sit down, or other actions for the words if you want to mix up the activity a little.
Here are some ideas of words you can substitute with a clap.
Words from the 1st Verse:
- Savior / His
- I / Me
- Do (Think / Follow / Live)
Words from the 2nd Verse:
- Savior / His
- I / Me / My
- Say (Words / Share / Speak)
Words from the 3rd verse:
- Savior (He / Him / His)
- Me / I (I’ll / I’d)
- Near (There / Standing)
- See (Watchful / Watching)
For an added challenge for Senior primary – have one side of the room clap instead for one word while the other side of the room claps for another! You can let each side of the room pick their “word” to clap for by the color.
My Primary also had us add Snaps, which worked great! You could add a different motion for each of the words – clap, snap, stomp, patsch, stand/sit, dab, etc.
If the Savior Stood Beside Me Clap Instead Video Demo
It can be a little tricky to keep track of all the key words for this Clap Instead pattern, so I wanted to give you an example! Just click on the link below for some tips plus a full run-through of the first verse.
Check out this short video demonstration to help you prepare for this fun Clap Instead game! In this video, I’ll share 2 different ways to use this activity in primary and demonstrate both versions for the first verse of the song!
For more fun ways to extend this activity, head over to see our Choose the Right Way Clap Instead lesson plan with lots more ideas for this no-prep needed singing time game!
If the Savior Stood Beside Me Clap Instead Printable Song Helps
To help you get started using this fun If the Savior Stood Beside Me Clap Instead activity, I’ve made a printable poster with words you can substitute with a clap for each of the 3 verses! Just pick which verse you want to focus on and try this fun activity in singing time!
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Next, head over to see our If the Savior Stood Beside Me Unscramble Lyrics idea for a fun way to really nail home the order of the lyrics!