Engage the Junior Primary in learning If the Savior Stood Beside Me with this picture match game that’s right on their level! It’s a cute and fun activity to help them follow along and learn the song If the Savior Stood Beside Me.
If the Savior Stood Beside Me Picture Match
In Junior Primary, create a mini copy of your flip chart for each class. I condensed down my large flip chart into 8 different phrases / parts of the song.
Then make the pictures smaller and added some additional pictures to give each of the phrases a picture to go along with the phrase for the younger non-readers.
All of the pictures went into an envelope – with one for each class – so they were easy to pass out and let the teachers help the class as a group put the song back into order.
It’s important to use the same pictures as your If the Savior Stood Beside Me flip chart, so grab our special version of that one below, when you can so your youngest primary classes can follow along and match by watching you use the flip chart.
Have the Junior primary flip over 2 pictures that they get to SKIP singing! Then, add 2 more to flip over, and 2 more after that until they each sing just 2 phrases from the song.
This will give you a popcorn singing affect and it will be neat to see if you can get through the whole song with children still singing.
As another idea, you could also simply print out a duplicate of your own flip chart and then have one child hold each page of the flip chart.
Call up 2-3 kids to help unscramble the flip chart as you sing through the song a few times.
For another fun spin off this lesson plan, see our In My Father’s Hands Keyword Match activity!
If the Savior Stood Beside Me
Picture Match Flip Chart Printables
Below, you’ll find 2 printable files to help you easily replicate this activity in your own Primary singing time! The first one is a mini flip chart with 4 lyric slides per page and a 2-page printable. You’ll one to print out one set of these 2 pages per class or per small group. Then, cut them out, shuffle, and put inside an envelope!
The second printable is a large flip chart for you to hold while leading to help the kids match the pictures in the correct order.
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Next, see how we used a Silent Video to introduce If the Savior Stood Beside Me in a unique way and let the spirit testify to the children!