Jesus Has Risen

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I LOVE bringing in handbells around Easter (okay, and many other times throughout the year)!  So it’s no surprise that this singing time lesson plan for Jesus Has Risen uses handbells.  HOWEVER, if you don’t have handbells, make sure to check out variations below that don’t require them.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Jesus Has Risen singing time ideas using handbells and Easter eggs

Pictures of Christ Printable

To introduce the song,  you will need pictures of Christ to distribute to all the primary children. I created this printable to do just that:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Jesus Has Risen singing time ideas using picture of Christ

Download the Free Jesus has Risen Singing Time Printables

These printables are filed on the Resource Library page under Song Title > Jesus Has Risen.

Print on card stock (optional) and cut out.  I’m planning on the kids taking them home afterward.

There are TONS of different pictures of Christ to choose from if you want something else.

Jesus Has Risen Flip Chart

Then you also need a flip chart for Jesus Has Risen:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Jesus Has Risen singing time ideas using handbells and Easter eggs

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Jesus Has Risen Singing Time Idea

Post the flip chart on the board and pass out a picture of Christ.
 
As you and the teachers sing, have the Primary listen and count for any words that reference the Savior.  Have the children raise their pictures each time they hear an answer.
 
Take answers and repeat again to check [Jesus, Jesus, He, him, Jesus, Savior, Jesus, Savior – 8 total].  If you like, write the answers on the board around the flip chart.

Jesus Has Risen Directive Listening Questions

This option is best if you do not have handbells.  If you do have handbells skip down to the handbell section below.
 
Hide 8 plastic easter eggs around the room that are filled with the following questions:
 
  • The most important message of the song is repeated three times.  What is it? [Jesus has risen]
  • This message is so important that the composer placed a fermata or hold sign above the word “risen” on one of the repetitions.  Listen as we sing again, and tell me which repetition has the fermata. [Third]
  • The melody on the last repetition of “Jesus has risen” rises, symbolizing the Resurrection.  Sing that phrase and pitch lead with your pictures of Christ as the notes go up.
  • The song uses another beautiful name for Jesus.  We sing it two times, what is it? [Savior Divine]
  • Savior Divine is a very holy name for Jesus Pitch lead with your pictures of Christ the last eight measures as we sing it.
  • When do we sing praises to Jesus? [This Easter time]
  • Why does joy fill our hearts? [He lives again]
  • Jesus is our Savior.  What else do we call him in this song? [our friend]
Cut into strips and fill Easter eggs with the paper strips.  Hide these around the primary room before primary.
 
If you want to ask the questions while using handbells, simply omit the eggs and ask a question every time you rotate the handbells.
 

Jesus Has Risen Handbell Chart

This bell chart for Jesus Has Risen starts with the bells on the introduction. 

Camille's Primary Ideas: Jesus Has Risen singing time ideas using handbells and Easter eggs

Notice the bell chart for the introduction has 2 notes that play together, then a single note.  Then the ending has all chords so each row or box is played together.

Or this handbell chart contains the chords for Jesus Has Risen for the entire song:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Jesus Has Risen Primary Singing Time Ideas handbell chart

Again, access these printables in the Resource Library.  

Print on card stock and place in sheet protectors.  If using the intro/ending handbell chart, add the pages to the board before and after the flip chart.
 
Pass out bells to the Primary, repeating the song several times so everyone gets a turn to ring the bells.   When the kids don’t have a bell to ring, they can continue to raise up their pictures of Christ when they hear those words.

TIP: To sing in  sacrament meeting, have the bells play without the piano on the introduction. 

If you are knew to the handbells, make sure to check out my post for using handbells in Primary.  It answers any questions you may have about where to purchase handbells and how to implement their use in singing time.

Using Handbells in Primary Singing Time Ideas

Bear Testimony that Jesus Has Risen

Bear testimony that you know that Jesus Christ died and was resurrected.  Because of Him, we can all be resurrected after we die.

Jesus Has Risen Video Demonstration

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12 thoughts on “Jesus Has Risen”

  1. Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas! I am newly called to teach the music in Primary in our Portuguese-speaking Branch in Luanda, Angola. I have been able to use many of your ideas and our Primary has gone from rarely singing anything other than an opening song to having an actual singing time with all the children loving what we are doing! I am amazed, and grateful, at the quick turn from dis-interest to joyful participation by all of the children.

    The words to the Primary songs (and hymns) in Portuguese are often very different than the same songs in English though they express the same feel of the song, so I have to be very careful not to confuse how I know the songs in English vs. what they actually say in Portuguese. We used hand bells when I taught Jesus is Risen earlier this month. It was one of the most joyful days yet in our Primary.

    Thanks again for your wonderful blog!

  2. Hi Melisa,

    I just have to tell you thank you for your kind comment, it made my day! Fun to hear my lesson plans are reaching around the globe and that your primary loves the bells too! They are very lucky to have you!

    ~Camille

  3. Hi I love your ideas for singing time, it’s helped me so much since I started this calling. I was wondering if you have the second printable for the bells at the end, I can only see the beginning printable for the song. Thanks!

    1. Hi Camila!

      The full file can be found on my Resource Library. To receive access to that, you simply need to subscribe to my website (details are at the bottom of the post). But I’ve subscribed you, hopefully that’s okay. You can unsubscribe at any time. I’ll also email you the full document. Let me know if you have any more questions!

      ~Camille

  4. Hi Camille,
    Thank you so much for all your amazing ideas! They are so helpful and I use them frequently. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.
    When I go into your Big List of Handbell Note Charts and click on “Jesus Has Risen” it keeps brining me back to this posting rather than the chart. Do you know what I am doing wrong?
    We are singing this song for Easter and my Primary kids have been so excited to use the handbells since we purchased them and used them for Christmas last year.
    Thanks for your help!

    1. Hi LeAnne!

      I apologize for the confusion … the charts are all filed on my Resource Library under the song title. If you click on the links in the post, those take you to the post with the lesson plan details. I’ll update the handbell list post so that is more clear. Thank you for the feedback!

      ~Camille

  5. Camille,
    Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into making Primary singing time fun and sharing it with all of us. I don’t think I could do this calling if it weren’t for all the talented people like you who make it possible for us not-so-talented to be able to copy your ideas and look like we actually know what we are doing out there! Keep up the good work!

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