So I simply created a printable for it and slightly tweaked it:
If you notice any errors, PLEASE let me know! If you know me, I’m prone to the occasional typo – UGH!
To implement in primary, pass out a hymnbook to each child (if only teaching Jr., omit passing out books) and hang the code on the chalkboard so page one is at the top and the rest of the pages are underneath it (just like I have the 4 images posted above).
Tell the kids this is a code to the song and see if they can figure it out. Sing through the song using the hymnbooks. Give hints as needed, especially for younger children. Maybe point to each shape as each word is sung, etc.
As items are figured out, write the answers in the key with a marker:
- 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
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