This fun word strip unscramble game for If the Savior Stood Beside Me will help the kids remember the order of the words in this trick Primary song!
Since they can be difficult to keep in order and straight, this challenge will help the Senior Primary discover the correct order, with a fun game to go with the challenge!
If the Savior Stood Beside Me
Unscramble the Lyrics
For this game each class will receive an envelope with word strips that the will try to unscramble while we sing along the song. You can head over to grab a copy of my If the Savior Stood Beside Me Flip chart to review the song before getting started!
This game gives them a concrete view of the words and helps them to think logically about the order of the words. The song words are so tricky that it’s a really great game to help them understand why the words go in the order that they do by seeing them in front of them.
For Senior Primary, I gave them word strips that were scrambled. I included a copy of mine below.
Just cut long and skinny strips with just one phrase on each strip and then mix them a bit so they are out of order and put them in an envelope!
Have each class choose any two phrases to flip over (upside down). Their class will sing ONLY the upside down phrases creating a sort of popcorn affect with different classes singing different parts.
Continue having them flip over 2 more at a time until you make your way through the whole song.
When there were just 2 word strips left facing up in front of each group I told them I wasn’t going to sing at all and let them carry the song. The kids LOVED the challenge and were thrilled to sing the song over and over!
- For small Primary groups, you can work to assemble the word strips together on the white board as a group.
- For Junior primary, make mini flip chart pages and let the kids get the pictures in the correct order matching your flip chart. See directions in my Picture Match game.
For more fun ideas to use a lyrics unscramble, or simple another fun lesson plan with this idea, see our Gethsemane Lyrics Unscramble printables here!
If the Savior Stood Beside Me Lyrics Unscramble Printable Song Helps
Newly updated to add the 2nd and 3rd verse! This printable included below is an easy to print 1-page per verse with all the lyrics in easy to cut strips. Just cut in lines between each row of lyrics and make a set of lyric strips for each class! Then, put them into an envelope and you’re ready to go.
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Head over next to see the picture match game for If the Savior Stood Beside Me, a great option for the Junior Primary while you do this activity for the Senior Primary!