Saturday, July 13, 2013

Review: Families Can Be Together Forever verse 2 only

This game is one of my kids' favorites!  It looks intimidating, but it's super easy once you understand the idea.

To prepare the game:
1.  Download the PDF at the bottom of the page.
2.  Print the first three pages
3.  Print the last three pages on the back of the first three.
4.  Cut out the strips.

Now you should have a puzzle with the picture on one side and the lyrics to the song on the other.  Cut a piece of clear shelf paper big enough to cover the entire puzzle.  Remove the backing and attach it to the blackboard, sticky-side-out, with magnets or tape.  Note:  an anonymous commenter left the suggestion to use press-and-seal kitchen paper so the puzzle lasts for multiple uses.  Y'all are geniuses!  (I wish I could get that stuff in Holland!)  Attach the puzzle pieces, lyrics-side-out, to the blackboard with magnets or clear tape.  
Tell the children that they need to learn the song so well that they can recite it inside-out, backward and forward.  They're going to see if they can sing the song from the end to the beginning.  Take the strip that reads "The Lord has shown me how I can." and place it at the bottom of the piece of shelf paper.  Explain that this is the last line of the song. 
Ask them to sing the song with you and listen for the line that occurs just BEFORE this one.  Sing through the song and ask the children which word strip belongs just above the one that you've already posted.  Have them find the word-strip and carefully attach it to the shelf paper above the first. 
Continue the game until all the word strips are on the page in the correct order.  When the lyrics are complete, remove the magnets holding up the shelf paper and turn it around, showing the children the picture side of the puzzle. 


  1. I've tried to print this, but I'm missing the 5th page, the chorus page of lyrics. It has all the pictures, the first part of the verse, and the last line of the song, but not the middle page of lyrics. Am I doing something wrong?

    1. I hope you got the message that it was fixed. Sorry! I had a serious case of weekend brain.

    2. THANK YOU so much!!!! I love this idea! Excited to use it next week.

  2. I love love love your idea! Thank you so much, such a big help! I went to print it though and I think there is a page missing on the link? I couldn't get the page that has the chorus on it to come up. I am not a super tech person either,and I may just be blind! so please let me know. Thanks!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas! I just found your blog last Saturday and it literally saved my life! Ok, maybe not literally, but it took a HUGE burden off my shoulders. Your ideas are fabulous. I love teaching primary music, but I don't think I'd love it as much without great ideas from bloggers like you.

    I thought of another idea. I am going to try the Glad Press and Seal, but if I can't see the picture clearly enough I am going to laminate the pieces so that they are reusable.

    1. Life-saving is just one of the many services I offer:)