Use the questions that are weaved through the lyrics of If the Savior Stood Beside Me to introduce choices with this activity all about choosing the right. This thoughtful lesson plan can help them think about their everyday choices.
If the Savior Stood Beside Me Contrasting Choices
I’ll start this lesson plan by singing through the song If the Savior Stood Beside Me once first. You can use our If the Savior Stood Beside Me Flip Chart to help!
Then, I’ll show them the first contrasting choice example – one that follows the Savior’s example and one that doesn’t. Let the kids help you decide which one is right and what the different examples have to do with the song phrases.
You can cover the “wrong” choice with a scrap piece of paper, let the kids cross it off with a fat marker, or simple the “right” choice – whatever works best.
You can sing through that far into the song, then introduce the next choice.
This lets you easily sing through the song 4-5 times with a little bit of conversation that helps connect the words to their meaning.
If the Savior stood beside me, would I do the things I do?
- Be loving to my siblings / Yell at my siblings
Would I think of His commandments and try harder to be true?
- Cheat on a test / Work hard at school
Would I follow His example? Would I live more righteously?
- Fighting with siblings over toys / Working hard together as a family
If I could see the Savior standing nigh, watching over me?
- Thinking about how the Savior would act / Being worried about what my friends will thing
If the Savior Stood Beside Me Contrasting Choices Printable Lesson Plan
In this If the Savior Stood Beside Me Contrasting Choices printable, you’ll find a ready made 4 page document to help you teach the children about choosing between different choices they have to make each year. Just grab a big sharpie or marker and let them cross out all the “wrong” choices!
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Finally, check out our If the Savior Stood Beside Me Clap Instead game that brings a fun activity to reinforcing those keywords!