This fun Teach Me to Walk in the Light Action Code Words Singing Time idea uses a variety of missing words and a hidden code to bring the song to life! Using 3 different learning styles including Logical, Purposeful Movement, and Living Music Learning Styles the kids will be engaged and having fun learning this beautiful song.
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Teach Me to Walk in the Light
Action Code Words
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This fun movement activity for Teach Me to Walk in the Light will get everyone involved and having fun with a simple code to sing along with!
How to Play:
Start by Singing through Teach Me to Walk in the Light before you introduce this activity. You can grab our Teach Me to Walk in the Light Flip Chart here, if helpful!
Post the movement code word posters included below up on the whiteboard.
Ask the kids what symbols do they see? Do they think they can spot any patterns? Sing through it again and ask them to watch for patterns.
Introduce one action at a time, as the kids give clues and help decode the different words that are missing. For example, clap instead of singing the ***** words for Teach.
Repeat singing and discovering new actions until you’ve cracked the whole code!
Then, sing the action words instead of the written words!
You can easily sing through the song 5-6 times without it getting old, then add in some of our fun extension activities to add even more variety and repetition. We like to use 2-3 different activities per singing time, you can see what that looks like in our Example of a Typical Singing Time post. It’s magical!!
- Have the kids compete! Divide the room into groups. If you have a large Primary, you can make all 5 groups! Otherwise, make 2 groups and have the teacher/leaders do the 5th action. Let each side pick one action going back and forth until all the actions are assigned.
- Have the kids come up with an alternative action for the keycode below.
Key to Crack the Code:
- ++++ = Stomp = Walk
- ***** = Clap = Teach
- ~~~~~ = Jazz Hands = Light
- _ _ _ _ = Patsch = Know / Right
- ^^^^ = Bow Head = Pray / Father
Sample Crack the Code Line:
***** me to ++++ in the ~~~~~ of his love
For another fun idea using actions, head over to see this I Love to See the Temple Action Words!
Teach Me to Walk in the Light
Singing Time Action Code Lesson
This Teach Me to Walk in the Light Action Code Singing Time lesson plan includes a 1-page overview of how to play, extension ideas, and a key to the code I’ve used in this post.
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You can grab the action code activity at the bottom of this post! But, before you go, I wanted to share this really fun Teach Me to Walk in the Light summer sports / Olympics yoga activity! Everyone will have a blast getting in some fun sports poses while you teach the song Teach Me to Walk in the Light!
What other fun ways could you extend this Teach Me to Walk in the Light Action Code Singing Time lesson?