This fun clap instead game for If the Savior Stood Beside Me is perfect for reviewing the words with a game that has meaning.
If the Savior Stood Beside Me
I’ll start this activity with singing the song through one time first.
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.
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