I am baptized
I can be forgiven
I want my life
be as clean
I want to be
the best I can
live with God
Type out these words into a font at least 24 or above. Copy enough for every 3 to 4 children in your older Primary (for example if you have 20 children, make at least 5 copies. if you have 42 children, make at least 11 to 14 copies. Cut each set of words into strips and put them into an envelope. (Notice these are words from the 2nd verse.)
Tell the children you are going to sing the song 5 times, and their challenge is to put the words in this envelope order before you finish singing. Tell the children that not all of the words to the song are in this envelope. Ask the children to get into groups of 3 or 4 each. Have your accompanist or another adult help you pass out the envelopes, one to each group.
(This activity works best if they spread the words out on the floor.)
Sing the song, emphasizing different phrases as you sing (to help them put things in order). Walk around to the different groups as you sing. If one group finishes before the others, ask them to help the other groups by singing the song with you.
When each group finishes putting the words in order, ask the children to sing only every other word strip, so sing the first set of words, don’t sing the second, sing the third, don’t sing the fourth, etc. It’s quite the challenge!
Ask the children to put the word strips back in the envelope carefully and pass them in before you count to 10.