This upbeat song is perfect to use with a fun clap instead Singing Time activity! I Will Be Valiant Clap Instead game helps reminds the children to stand up for truth and right and this is just the perfect activity for helping to reinforce the beat and rhythm with a bit of a code and movement and making music come to life all in one lesson plan!
This is a perfect example of using Living Music learning style in Primary! The kids become their own mini band as they follow the beat and use this clap instead pattern while singing along to the song!
For another fun clap instead, with a different style, see our If The Savior Stood Beside Me Clap Instead lesson!
I Will Be Valiant Clap Instead
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Have fun learning I Will Be Valiant with this fun Clap instead game! The kids will clap whenever they see a star in place of singing the words!
How to Play I Will Be Valiant Clap Instead:
Start by Singing through I Will Be Valiant before you introduce this activity. You may want to pop over here to grab our I Will Be Valiant Flip Chart to help!
Then share the posters included here. Ask the kids what the stars represent? (Words, an action, etc)
Tell the kids we’re going to clap for each of the stars – our missing words!
Sing and clap through the song.
See if the children can help fill in the blanks! What’s one word you noticed is missing? Where does it go?
You can write in the word, leave it blank and challenge the kids to say it in their mind, or come up with a unique hand action for that newly discovered word!
Keep clapping for the rest of the stars but do your special action any time you get to your discovered word.
Finally, switch and sing and clap only the star words!
- Have the kids compete! Divide the room into 2 groups. One group claps on yellow and sings the missing purple words. The other side sings the missing yellow words, and claps on the purple stars.
- Have the kids try to clap and sing at the same time by the end of the song. Tell them you’ve clapped the words right back into place! Can you sing them while you clap?
- Have the kids come up with an alternative action for the yellow stars and another different action for the purple stars. Maybe they can pat, high-5 a partner, stomp, spin, etc.
I Will Be Valiant Clap Instead
Singing Time Printable Lesson Plan
This printable Singing Time Lesson plan for I Will Be Valiant includes a quick overview page with the lesson plan and extension activities. Then, it includes a colorful 3-page printable for the clap instead activity!
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For another fun and engaging singing time idea, head over to see our I Will Be Valiant Clap Instead activity!
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