I just shared a fun older activity for Senior Primary, and this one makes the perfect pair! In Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Pick a Picture game, you’ll have the children help find pictures for each missing blank.
You’ll also want to peek at our Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Eraser Pass game! It’s the perfect option for older Primary groups and there’s even an idea below for how to combine both activities into one lesson plan for combined Primary groups!
Head over here to see our 21 Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Singing Time Ideas! Lots of fun ways to teach and learn this song in Primary.
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Pick a Picture
How to Play Pick-a-Picture:
Sing through the song Tell Me the Stories of Jesus before introducing your activity.
Post your “blanks” version of Tell Me the Stories of Jesus. You can write this out on the whiteboard or simply post the included printouts.
Tell the kids they’ll need to pay careful attention to the words, because you’re going to need their help to find the right picture! Sing through the song again looking for participating singers.
Call up one child to find the picture that would fit in the first blank space.
Continue singing your way through the song and giving the kids turns to add a picture.
- Have the children sing ONLY the picture words once you’ve finished the activity.
- Sing only as far as the word blank you’ve found, and continue through the song like this until you have added all the pictures.
Senior & Combined Primary Idea:
For an activity better suited for older children, try our Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Eraser Pass activity.
For combined Primary groups, I would recommend starting with Eraser Pass with the older kids, and when only ONE word is left from the row, call up a Junior Primary child to add a picture from the Pick a Picture activity next to the word row!
This is another wonderful way to use images in singing time – see our My Heavenly Father Loves Me Pick a Picture Phrase idea. It’s a image representation of each phrase of the song to add meaning.
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Pick a Picture Printable Activity
Grab the printable version of Tell Me the Stories of Jesus Pick a Picture activity below. It includes 4 pages with the song lyrics including blanks for the missing picture words.
There’s also a guide page, to help you remember the missing words. Finally, there are 2 pages of pictures perfect for adding to your blanks!
This activity printout only covers the 1st verse, but you could certainly adapt the idea to fit the second verse, as needed.
**NOTE: This activity has been updated with new graphics to ensure they comply with all copyright laws. I wasn’t positive on the original source for the images so I just selected new images.
I’ve included a printable lesson plan and larger half-page visual aids that can be used with or without a word blanks (just cut out the strips or white the words on the whiteboard) as part of Tell Me the Stories of Jesus as the featured song for the INSTANT Primary Singing membership.
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You’ll love this next perfectly themed singing time idea for Tell Me the Stories of Jesus! Color picture stories of Christ’s life and combine them to make a cute storybook to flip through while you sing the song!
Did you try this Pick a Picture activity? Let me know how it went in the comments!