I Know That My Redeemer Lives (LDS Primary)

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Teaching hymns in singing time is challenging!  Big words and often bigger concepts. But turn that challenge into a fun singing time game and BAM!  You have your Primary engaged for the duration of the lesson plan!

My Primary LOVES a good puzzle and one of my favorite types of singing time puzzles are melody maps!

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Know That My Redeemer Lives singing time ideas

Teaching I Know That My Redeemer Lives to Primary

Are you familiar with melody maps?  If not, you’ll have just as much fun decifering this puzzle as your Primary!

I love this melody map shared on the Primary Music Leader FB group!  So much so that I turned it into a quick printable with a few modifications.

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Know that My Redeemer Lives Melody map singing time ideas

I Know That My Redeemer Lives Chart

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Know that My Redeemer Lives singing time lesson plan idea
Camille's Primary Ideas: I Know that My Redeemer Lives singing time lesson plan idea
Camille's Primary Ideas: I Know that My Redeemer Lives singing time lesson plan idea
Camille's Primary Ideas: I Know that My Redeemer Lives singing time lesson plan idea

Access these printables at my Resource Library.  Instructions for accessing the Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.

I Know That My Redeemer Lives LDS Primary Music Times

Pass out a hymnbook to each child and hang the code on the board so page one is at the top and the rest of the pages are underneath it.  (just like the 4 images are posted above).

TIP: if only teaching Jr. Primary omit using hymnbooks

Tell the Primary this is a code to the song and see if they can figure it out.  Sing through the song using the hymnbooks. 

 

I Know That My Redeemer Lives LDS Primary Ideas for Younger Children

For younger children, give hints as needed by:

  1. Point to each shape as each word is sung
  2. Over emphasize rhyming words
  3. Make an “L” shape with your fingers for all the “L” words

As the Primary discovers the various items, write the answers in the key with a marker:

Key:

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Know that My Redeemer Lives singing time lesson plan idea

Access these printables at my Resource Library.  Instructions for accessing the Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.

If teaching Jr. and Sr. Primaries separate, make sure to print 2 keys.

How to use the I Know That My Redeemer Lives Primary Singing Chart

  • SQUARES: words about us (I, my, etc.)
  • TRIANGLES: words about the Savior
  • HEART: “L” words (lives, living and love)
  • CIRCLE: all other words
  • CIRCLED SHAPES: rhyming words
  • ARROWS (represent why the shapes go up and down): the pitch or notes of the song
After the key is filled out, have the Primary sing only the hearts, the triangles and the squares.   Repeat again singing only the circles. 

Demonstration Video

Check out this demonstration video for teaching I Know That My Redeemer Lives in singing time using this lesson plan:

You can also find I Know That My Redeemer Lives video on my YouTube channel.  I’d love it if you’d like and subscribe!

Additional Movement

For additional movement, have the children all pitch lead.  Move their hands as the shapes go up or down following the code. Optionally, pass out wands to use for pitch leading.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Primary singing time ribbon wands

Bear Testimony

Bear testimony that you know that our redeemer lives!  That He came to earth to atone for our sins so we can one day live with Heavenly Father again.

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These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Category > I Know That My Redeemer Lives.

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15 thoughts on “I Know That My Redeemer Lives (LDS Primary)”

  1. I just had an idea,, that I thought I would share I'm planing on teach ' I know my redeemer live ' with that Map to jr. I have added action to the Square and the heart and circle, as we sing the song I will add the action keeping the kido engaged as the word go in the back door.

  2. I am so excited to do this lesson! It’s always overwhelming to teach a hymn with so many complex words and your map is perfect. Thank you!!

  3. Courtney Allen

    Thank you so much! I’m a last minute sub and I’m SO grateful for your plans! You’re a lifesaver!!

  4. Hi, Camille!
    I LOVE your ideas and am so grateful for the work you put into all of them. It is so helpful! I’m curious about printing the melody map for “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”. I know I am technologically challenged, so I apologize in advance. Can you tell me how to print the map?
    Thank you!!

    1. Hi Liesel!

      You just print it as normal, there’s nothing special about it. It just prints on 4 pages, then make sure to put them in order when you hang them on the board. I hope that helps.

      ~Camille

    1. Hi Lisa!

      Make sure you are going to my Resource Library then scrolling down under Song Title > I Know That My Redeemer Lives. I hope that helps.

      ~Camille

  5. Every single week, someone comes up to me after singing time and compliments my efforts. I always give credit where it’s due- TO YOU!!! If not for this site, I would have dreaded being the Primary Chorister again (last time was pre-internet days and I spent HOURRRRS preparing!!). It is my WEEKLY go-to. Your ideas bring great energy into the Primary room, and the kids are engaged and WANT to come every week (I only know this because of what their parents are saying, plus several kids are now staying after church for ward choir and mentioning Primary in the closing prayer). I am SO indebted to you. Thank you for your generosity in blessing SO many lives!

    1. Hi KC!

      I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this comment! It makes doing what I do worth the effort! But just so you know, you can always take the credit!! Because it’s you that really shines through week after week! Thank you for taking the time to comment, totally made my day :).

      ~Camille

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