The kids will love adding in these fun The Iron Rod Movement Words as they sing through the chorus while focusing on learning the words to whichever verse you plan to teach! It’s a perfect way to break up the repetition of singing with some fun actions!
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The Iron Rod Movement Words
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Sing through The Iron Rod (flip chart here) with whatever verses you’re trying to teach once, before beginning this activity.
This movement words pattern will mostly relate to the chorus, though you can reuse the Iron Rod references as they are sprinkled throughout the different verses, if you’d like. Or just stick with the actions on the chorus and sing through the verse to focus on learning those words while having fun with the chorus they likely already know.
Sing the first line of the chorus as you demonstrate the two actions for “Iron” and “Rod”. Sometimes they’ll be used one after another and sometimes you’ll just use the action for “Rod.” Do you think you can catch it? Let’s sing through the song and try adding these two actions.
Now, let’s add a sequence to pat our laps 3 times – once per word – when we sing the line “Word of God.” Try it with me! Great, let’s sing from the beginning again. (Hint: You can add this pat lap pattern in the first verse for “holy word” as well if you’d like).
I think we can do one more – what words do you hear that described the Iron Rod? (Strong, Bright, True). Yes, great job! Let’s add a spin! Can you spin once while you sing that line of the song?
Or, as an alternate challenge – try snapping on each of those 3 words isntead!
Invite one class at a time to come up front and help lead the verse and demonstrate the chorus actions while everyone else follows along.
The Iron Rod Movement Actions:
- IRON: Stomp
- ROD: Clap
- STRONG-BRIGHT-TRUE (Words that describe the Iron Rod): Spin (or Snap)
- WORD OF GOD: Pat Lap
- Divide your Primary room into 2-4 groups. Assign each group 1 or 2 of the actions. They’ll do ONLY those actions through the song. Then switch to a new action! Have a child from their group hold their action sign to remind them which one they will do.
- Let the kids help you come up with their own set of actions either to switch up the ones for the chorus or to add additional actions to the verse you choose to teach.
For another fun similar activity, head over to see this Prince of Peace Movement Words singing time activity!
The Iron Rod Movement Words Printable Song Helps
This free in-post printable includes a 1-page printable with the four different movement word actions in an easy to print black and white format.
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Next, you’ll love to bring in your Pipe Chimes for The Iron Rod with this printable pattern chart and activity that perfectly matches the theme of this song!
What other fun ways will you use this Movement words singing time activity in your Primary room?