Help children learn Dare to Do Right in singing time using a simple crack-the-code printable and “courageous medals.” At the bottom of this post I’ve also linked a medley that incorporates Dare to Do Right that is also fun to sing!
You can access my code printable at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.
Print on card stock and placed in a sheet protector. The kids will need to figure out what everything means by listening to the song as I play it on CD (or you and the teachers sing it to them, posting the words as necessary). Below are the answers, but see if you can figure it out :).
- Black lines:
- Red: the word “dare” – ask how many times we sing the word “dare” [10 – in the 1st verse & chorus, there’s a total of 12 if you happen to include both verses]
- Yellow: the word “do”
- Blue: ways we can and should be daring [right, true, bravely, kindly, well] . You can tell the following story from the October 1974 Friend (source found HERE):
“Once, when I was about seven years old, I had a pal whom I liked very much. We often walked home from school together…Sometimes we would dare each other to jump across a ditch or to climb a tree just to prove that we were brave. As we came to my home one day we stood out by the road and talked about who was the fastest runner in the school…When I strongly insisted that I could run faster than my friend, he turned to me and said, ‘If you’re so fast, I dare you to run across the road before that car gets here!’ I looked up the road and saw a car a short distance away. Without another word I dashed into the road to prove that I was fast and brave. A moment later the car’s brakes squealed! It’s bumper hit me, and I landed in an unconscious heap.When I opened my eyes, my aching body, a hurt pride, and my mother’s anxious face made me realize that I had been neither fast nor brave, I had only been foolish. I had brought sadness to myself and to others.The lesson I learned…has been valuable to me throughout my life. I learned that the only dare a person should ever accept is [to choose right]” (Friend October 1979, Elder Pinegar).
- White: Angels
- Grey: all the other words
- Black lines: words with 2 syllables
Make sure to check out a fun medley for this song incorporating Stand for the Right, HERE!
If you want to review this song, check out this fun idea HERE!
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Dare To Do Right.