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.
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Pictures of Christ
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:
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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 HERE to choose from if you want something els.
Singing Time Idea
Jesus Has Risen Handbell Chart
This bell chart for Jesus Has Risen starts with the bells on the introduction.
Again, access my printables at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.
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 HERE for using handbells in primary. It will answer any questions you may have about where to purchase handbells and how I implement their use.
- 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]
More Singing Time Ideas
Find more ideas for teaching Jesus Has Risen in singing time HERE.
More Easter Singing Time Ideas
Make sure to scroll through all of my Easter lessons plan HERE.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Jesus Has Risen.