This Search Ponder and Pray crossword puzzle game helps engage both the word and logical learners. You’ll also be seamlessly integrating teaching the lyrics and meaning of the song while teaching it in a fun way!
This activity would also be great for use as a small group in class or for families or individuals! What a perfect way to tie in this meaningful song into your Come, Follow Me study!
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Search Ponder and Pray Crossword Puzzle
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How to Play:
Post the blank crossword puzzle. You can also post the crossword clues or leave them hidden. If posted, you may have some kids that race through the puzzle, and then don’t pay attention.
You can leave the filled in puzzle in front of you on the music stand, for reference as needed.
Start with the crossword puzzle and fill in the answers from the puzzle. Tell the class to try do figure out what song the crossword puzzle is talking about.
Once solved, you can sing the song after each couple of filled in clues or if they are struggling with a clue then sing through the song to find the answer.
You can let the kids pick any of the numbers (across/down 1-5), they do not have to be answered in order. If you decide to go in order, I would recommend starting with the across clues, as 1-down is a pretty strong clue that may give away the song.
Search Ponder and Pray Crossword Puzzle Clues & Answers Key
1 – The books containing stories of Jesus (Scriptures)
2 – How we communicate with God (Pray)
3 – The opposite of outside (Inside)
4 – Not false (True)
5 – Think about for a while (Ponder)
1 – To look for something (Search)
2 – To direct or lead (Guide)
3 – Our personal belief, something we often share (Testimony)
4 – Pumps blood, the figurative place of feelings (Heart)
5 – Third member of the Godhead (Spirit)
For another fun and similar singing time idea, head over to see how we used this Did Jesus Really Live Again Find the Word activity!
Search Ponder and Pray Printable Crossword Puzzle Singing Time Idea
This printable includes a 1-page crossword puzzle activity and a 2nd page with the questions and answers to ask the children as clues.
You can also use this printable to make a smaller class sized challenge or to use with your own family during your home study of the Come, Follow Me curriculum!
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You’ll also love this engaging Search Ponder and Pray Feel the Spirit singing time idea! Dive into the contrasts and talk about how the spirit can feel to us.
How will you be using this Search, Ponder and Pray Crossword Puzzle?