Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Story Board

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Teaching the verses to Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus just SCREAMS using a vintage flannel story board {well, at least in my opinion}!  Flannel boards used to be the go-to medium for story telling but also available are keyword printables if you’re short on time.

Camille's Primary Ideas Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus story board Primary Singing Time Ideas

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Now, obviously any medium (not just a flannel board) works to tell the story found in Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus.  So adjust this lesson plan as needed by either:

  • Drawing images on the board using chalk or markers
  • Using printables hung on the board with tape or magnets

I created these if it’s Saturday night and you need quick printables instead of creating a flannel story board (you’re welcome!):

Camille's Primary Ideas Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus story board Primary Singing Time Ideas

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How to Create a Story Board

But if you want to go with the flannel story board like I did, you need these supplies:

Cover the foam board or cardboard with flannel.  Tape the edges to the back using packaging tape.

Then cut out various story board pictures using the various colors of felt and hot glue to glue the different colors of pieces together. 

Camille's Primary Ideas Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus story board Primary Singing Time Ideas

For the first verse I made:

  1. Samuel (replicating this image)
  2. The #5 glued to a square background using a different color
  3. Moon
  4. Sun
  5. Baby Jesus in a manger
  6. Bethlehem, the land far, far away (replicating this image)
Camille's Primary Ideas Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus story board Primary Singing Time Ideas

For the second verse I made:

  1. 2 rows of ocean waves
  2. Bethlehem*
  3. Lord Jesus
  4. Earth
  5. Samuel*
  6. Angel

*TIP: I reused the Bethlehem and Samuel images from the first verse for the second.  I was NOT about to make a second Samuel :).

Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Story Board Singing Time Idea

Introduce the song, you or a Primary child quickly, read (or paraphrase) the story of Samuel found in the Book of Mormon.  Use the scriptures referenced at the bottom of the Children’s Songbook sheet music which are:
  1. Helaman 13: 2-4
  2. Helaman 14: 2-4
  3. 3 Nephi 1: 9-15
Then display the flannel board on an easel (check your ward library or prop it up on a table, learning against a wall).
 
You and the teachers sing the song.  Post the words using this flip chart format as needed.
Camille's Primary Ideas: posting words for singing time, singing time flip charts

As you are singing, place each flannel board image on the board as it is sung in the song.  After verse one, remove all the images.  Then repeat with verse two, removing them after finishing.

Ask the children what images they remember.  Place them on the board in the order they are called.  Sing the song and see if the images are in order.

Once the images are in the correct order, gradually remove them (out of order) as you sing.

Move any images that may be in the wrong order.  Repeat as many times as is necessary to put the images in order.

Directive Listening Questions

Time permitting, ask these directive listening questions as you sing the verses:

Verse One:

  • How many years after Samuel’s prophecy would Jesus be born? [Five years]
  • What was the sign that told ofJesus’ birth? [A night will be as day]
  •  Where would Jesus be born? [In a land far far away]

Verse Two:

  • Where did Jesus come to earth? [Across the sea in Bethlehem]
  • Samuel told of something that would happen in the future. What word means that he told about something before it happened? [Prophesied]
  • Who sang at Jesus’ birth? [Angels]

Bear Testimony

Bear testimony that Samuel the Lamanite’s prophesy that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem was fulfilled, and angels sang at his birth. We are so blessed that our Lord was born.

More Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Singing Time Ideas

Make sure to check out more singing time ideas for teaching Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus including the chorus!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Primary Singing Time Ideas

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2 thoughts on “Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Story Board”

  1. Camille,
    Found your post yesterday – love it!! I'm usuing bells, but I only have an 8 set. When searching your website I saw Joy to the World – you colored the words. I can't find it now and would like to use that next week – can you direct me to where it is.
    Thanks,
    Shannon

    1. I'm pretty sure Joy to the World isn't on my blog as I've never taught that. I think I saw it on another blog, one that I've linked on my home page but I don't know which one. If I come across it, I'll let you know. Good luck!

      ~Camille

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