Decode the picture in this fun The Iron Rod Song Picture Puzzle singing time activity! You’ll try to find each of the keywords that match the song lyrics and you learn the song or review the lyrics.
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The Iron Rod Song Picture Puzzle
How to Play:
Sing through The Iron Rod (flip chart here) once, before pulling out your picture puzzle.
Reveal your song picture puzzle and word strips. Invite 1 or 2 children to come up front and pick one of the word cards. They’ll listen to the song and add their word when the hear to the picture covering whatever picture they think it belongs to.
Continue with new helpers each time you sing through the song to add in TONS of singing repetition while having an activity to be engaged with.
At the end, you’ll end up with a vibrant picture that represents the song with keywords scattered all around the picture!
- You can cut out the pictures and the words and have the children search for a match instead. Flip over one picture from the left side and one word from the right side and see if you find a match! If you do, move both pieces to the bottom of the board and line them up in song order.
- Hold up the picture puzzle and have the children try to guess the song you will sing!
- Pick a word from the picture (or keywords) and have the children pick an action to do instead of singing the word. They could hold the sides of their chairs for “hold” or stomp-stomp for “iron rod”, or point their hand to heaven for “God,” for example.
- Cover the song picture with an assortment of colorful paper square or the keyword strips. Invite a child to pick one of the squares (or one of the words) after each time through the song. Continue through until they can guess the hidden scene! You can have them silently sign the keywords they have pulled off the picture. Just put those words around the board as their clues and reminders which words to skip singing.
For another fun similar activity, head over to see this My Heavenly Father Loves Me Picture Clues singing time activity!
The Iron Rod Song Picture Puzzle Printables
This free in-post printable includes a 1-page song picture puzzle and a set of keywords that can be used to cover the puzzle – just mix up their order!
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For a really fun way to engage with this song and review the verses you’ve learned, you will love this The Iron Rod Pass the Iron Rod singing time activity.
What other fun ways will you use this picture puzzle singing time activity in your Primary room?