Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year! This month, I’ll be reviewing “He Sent His Son” with this He Sent His Son Singing Cupid review activity that is great for both Senior and Junior primary!
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He Sent His Son Singing Cupid
What I love most about this activity is how easy it is to prep. All you need for this activity is a cut-out “cupid.” To make it easier to pass, I recommend laminating your cupid so that it stays in good shape and can be used again. If you have some extra money in your primary budget, consider adding this laminating machine to your Wishlist!
The idea behind this activity is simple. The idea for “Singing Cupid” came from an earlier PrimarySinging.com activity, When I am Baptized Singing Bee.
The singing cupid can be passed around the room while you review He Sent His Son. I’ve included a full lesson plan that includes a printable cupid later in this post.
Start by singing the first verse through once. If the children feel confident, ask if they are up for a challenge. My Senior primary kiddos love a challenge, so they will love this!
Then, pass around the singing cupid while you sing. When the pianist stops the music, the singing cupid must also stop. Ask whoever is holding the singing cupid to say or sing the next line of the song!
If they need help or are unsure of the next words, they can ask a friend for help. Continue passing the singing cupid while you review the song.
How to Play:
- Start by giving the “singing cupid” to one child.
- Begin singing He Sent His Son (Flip Chart here!) and invite the children to sing along.
- Instruct the children to pass the “singing cupid” to the person sitting next to them while they sing.
- Have the pianist stop at a random spot in the music. When the music stops, the singing cupid must also stop.
- When the music stops, ask the child who is holding the “singing cupid” to say the next few words of the song. Children may choose to say or sing the words.
- If the guess correctly, continue singing the song from your stopping place. If they guess incorrectly, they can pass the singing cupid to a friend who can correctly identify the next line.
- Continue passing the singing cupid until you complete all verses of the song.
Alternative Way to Play:
For another fun way to play He Sent His Son Singing Cupid, start by having all primary children stand up. Explain that when they get the singing cupid, they should pass it to the child standing next to them.
In this version, when the piano stops, the child holding the singing cupid will have an opportunity to say the next line of the song. If they guess it correctly, they get to sit down. Continue singing and passing the singing cupid until all children are sitting down!
Tips for Success
I want to offer a few words of wisdom to make this activity a hit! Here’s my list of “Tips for Success.” Some children in primary are not as eager to share in primary. These tips are meant to help the activity run smoothly and help children feel comfortable
- In Junior primary especially, children might be a bit more shy to share out loud. If children are struggling to say the next words, maybe give them a hint. If they are still struggling, you can invite them to ask a friend
- Call on Teachers to Help – If children are unsure of the words, they can ask their teacher for help. Teachers can help by whispering the words.
- Give Musical Hints – Instead of giving a verbal hint, you might have the primary pianist play the melody of the next few words very slowly to help remind the children of the words. Learning these musical cues will help the song really sink in.
- Have a class competition! Have children stand up and pass the “singing cupid.” When children correctly identify the next word, they can pass it on to the next person to fill in the next word. Continue until only one class is standing.
- Have 2 “singing cupids” going around the room! Children will have to keep track of two cupids and it gives them extra opportunities to guess the next words.
- Have a teacher face-off! Have two teachers pass the cupid back and forth until the music stops. The teacher who is holding the cupid must correctly identify the next line of the song.
He Sent His Son Cupid Printable
This free printable includes 2 cute options for a singing cupid – a simple printer-friendly black and white option or a dolled up Singing Cupid with hearts and a title! Print and laminate your singing cupid, or bookmark this lesson plan to use another time!
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Pop over to our next singing time idea with this He Sent His Son My 3 Friends lesson plan! It weaves in talking about 3 core concepts as guests that come to visit.
How did you enjoy this activity? Any questions? Let us know in the comments!