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
I’ll start this lesson plan by singing through the song If the Savior Stood Beside Me once first.
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
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