For this Choose the Right Way Primary singing time idea, let your Primary choose which activities ARE and are NOT choosing the right! They’ll quickly discover that choosing the right way will make them the most happy!
I’m always amazed at how naturally choosing the right comes to children. And they’ll probably amaze you when they decipher the answers to this choosing singing time activity!
Pass around a few copies of the following pages (depending on the size of your primary – you want each child to see each of the 2 papers a few times).
One sheet shows images of choosing the right:
- Pray before bed
- Pay tithing
- Read your scriptures
- Get baptized
- Go to church
The other sheet shows images of not choosing the right.
- Talk during singing time 😉
- Say a bad word when you were angry
- Be rude to friends
- Cheat on a test
- Leave your room messy when you were asked to clean it
You can download these printables at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing them and where they are filed are at the bottom of this post.
Print on card stock and laminate (optional).
Choose The Right singing time activity
Give no instructions to the primary except to glance at the pictures on the pages and then pass them around the room. As you are passing the sheets around the room, you and the teachers sing the song. Post the words as needed like I do HERE.
Collect the papers and draw a line down the middle of the board. On one side write “Right” and the other write “Wrong.” Have the primary try to remember the images they saw and put each picture where each one goes.
Repeat the activity to see what items they missed as you and the teachers sing the song again. Adjust the items on the board as needed.
Collect the sheets of paper and have the primary sing the song again. Ask the children what the song talks about. Briefly discuss a few of the items on the board and how that demonstrates choosing the right or wrong.
TIP: For Jr. primary, you may want to ask a few children something they saw after each time the song is sung. Write it on the board in the correct category. Repeat until all 10 images are on the board. Then proceed with the lesson plan as outlined above.
Time permitting, have the children add to the list of when they’ve chosen the right. Sing the song in between each few answers.
Bear Testimony on Why to Choose The Right Way
Bear testimony that you know that choosing to live as Jesus taught will make you happy.
Choose the Right Way Demonstration Vide
Check out this demonstration video for teaching Choose the Right Way in singing time using this lesson plan:
You can also find this Choose the Right Way singing time video on my YouTube channel. I’d love it if you’d like and subscribe!
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Choose the Right Way.