Saturday, November 17, 2012

Our Christmas Story Tree


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


I don't know about you, but I am getting into the Christmas spirit.  And with only a few weeks left in the year, I'm sure some of you are into Christmas songs full-swing.  If not, don't stress!  It's never too late to teach a new song for the holidays!  I LOVE this song that was published in The Friend a couple of years ago.  It's catchy, they lyrics are simple, and you can teach it really easily with the flip chart or just a few props (or combine the chart with props, which is what I would do.  But that's just me!).

Here is the sheet music.
Here is the flip chart.

Here are a few things you could use:

Box labeled "Ornaments" - keep all of your items in the box, to stay organized!
Small Christmas tree (to place the ornaments on, of course)
Candy cane
Picture of shepherds (p. 4 in flip chart)
Angel tree topper
Silver star (if you don't have one, just cover a cardboard star with foil)
Picture of star of Bethlehem (p. 8 in flip chart)
Package wrapped in red paper
Picture of Savior
Evergreen sprig or bough (pass around so they can feel and smell it)
Jesus in the manger piece from a nativity scene

This may not be the most appropriate song for a Sacrament Meeting number, but it is a great one for the kids to learn to connect a few secular symbols with gospel meaning, especially tying into the Savior.  Let me know how it goes!

What songs are you teaching for Christmas?  Any fun plans?


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3 comments:

  1. Oh! I taught this song to my primary last year. They loved it! I, too have a flip chart for it. I also simplified the music for the pianist. My blog is preciousprimary.blogspot.com and my email is thoeche@gmail.com. I just love your blog & you inspire me to be a bit more creative with my primary. Thanks for all the time you put in!

    Tifany

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  2. I am teaching "Samuel Tells of Baby Jesus". I love this song and we are going to have one of our YW play the violin with us. Thanks for the great blog and the wonderful ideas that you are willing to share with us.

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas! We will be doing this song tomorrow in Primary. Is month I'm also planning on teaching the Nativity song as well as some of the carols in the Hymn book, since I really want the kids to learn the traditional carols as well.

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