Your Primary children will be thrilled with this fun When He Comes Again Singing Time activity! You’ll make these easy and fun scratch off puzzle that will have all the kids eager to sing and excited to participate.
You can use this scratch & match lesson plan in a variety of ways – including a no-fuss, no-mess way with just using the images or word strips for a match activity!
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When He Comes Again Scratch & Match Singing Time Activity
- Laminating Pouch or Contact Paper
- Colored or Silver craft paint
- Dish Soap
- Quarter – for scratching
How to Make the Scratch Offs:
Print the words or images below on cardstock. Cut them out into individual pieces. Then, laminate or cover the pages in contact paper. I love my laminator!! With these inexpensive laminating sheets, it’s a bargain to take the extra step to preserve my supplies so they last!
Mix 2 parts paint with 1 part dish soap. My silver paint was very thin, so I added 1 part dark blue paint for better coverage, 1 part silver paint, and 1 part dish soap.
Paint on 3-4 thin coats of your paint soap mixture, covering the words or pictures. Allow to dry fully between additional layers.
How to Play
When He Comes Again Scratch & Match
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Sing through I Wonder When He Comes Again first, before introducing your activity. Pop over here to grab our When He Comes Again Flip chart, if helpful!
Then, tell the children something happened to your clues! Someone hid them!! Can they help you reveal the clues and then find their match?
You’ll have already chosen either word or symbols to use for the activity (or a combination) and prepared the scratch off fun! I like the pictures, so that’s what I used for all the rest of my pictures, but I do have both options in the printable lesson below!
Post the poster page that says, “I wonder when he comes again…” up on the whiteboard.
Have 2 children come up and scratch off one of the symbols. You can separate them with one from each match on separate sides of the board to make matches a little easier, like for Junior Primary, or mix them all together.
Sing through the song again after each set of 2 is scratched off, and you’ll get tons of repetition in and kids eager to sing to participate!
This is my 11 year old son’s scratch off attempts! LOL. You can certainly see the image, but boys definitely don’t do things clean and pretty.
** Note on Clean-up **
Keep in mind – you’ll want to bring a couple paper towels or better yet baby wipes to clean up all the paint that’s scratched off.
- Have the children help assemble the song in order, as they start to make matches!
- Keep the two words/pictures in a row together, to simplify the activity or spend less time overall on this activity. Have the kids scratch off the pair together and try to put it in sequential order in the song.
- Skip the scratch off and hide the images around the room. Have 2 children go on a “hunt” and bring 2 symbols or words up to the board.
- Pass out the scratch game to individual classes (or rows) one set at a time. They’ll scratch off the game pieces, then decode them!
For another fun singing time idea, head over to this Love One Another Line Match game!! It’s a print-and-go activity the kids will really enjoy!
When He Comes Again Scratch & Match Singing Time Lesson Plan
This printable lesson plan includes an overview of the lesson plan, including alternative and extension activities to help you make the most out of the printables included.
It also includes a 1-page banner graphic to pair with the matches. Then choose between word strips (2 pages) or images (4 pages) for your match game!
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