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The Nativity Song

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For the next 2 weeks in singing time I will be teaching The Nativity Song.  I’ve created printables to go along with teaching this song!  It will be one of our musical numbers for Sacrament Meeting the Sunday before Christmas.  We will sing all 5 verses as I feel you only tell half the nativity story if you leave any out.
 
I found black and white pictures HERE that went along with the song but there was nothing for the first verse.  I wasn’t super excited about having to color all of them either and then I landed on OCD Primary Chorister’s Blog and she posted some great visuals to this song that you can download.  I’ve got them available to download using the access button at the bottom of this post.
 

UPDATE:  Susan Fitch has created some BEAUTIFUL artwork that you can purchase from her Etsy shop.  Find more details HERE!!

 
 

However, I have free printables available using the access button at the bottom of this post that were created by OCD Primary Chorister (her website has since been taken down).  These are the image I have pictured above.

I printed the pictures on card stock, cut around them (I also cut out the key word and glued it to the back just to help with the activity a little bit more) and laminated each of them.  I then punched holes in the top and tied on yarn so they will be worn around the kids’ necks.  Pictures are worth 1000 words…

Verse 1:
 
Verse 2:
 
Verse 3:
 
Verse 4:
 
Verse 5:

This will make for a great nativity scene with all the kids as active participants.  I did jot down the order of the pictures because there are a few that could fit a few places and I’m known to screw up {occasionally} ;).

  • SEASONS
  • CHRISTMAS TREE
  • SCRIPTURES
  • STABLE SCENE
  • STAR
  • EARTH
  • ANGEL
  • BIRD
  • EMPTY STABLE
  • COW
  • EMPTY MANGER
  • MANGER WITH BABY
  • SHEPHERDS
  • SHEPHERDS WITH MANGER
  • WISE MEN
  • WISE MEN GIFTS
  • MARY
  • JOSEPH & DONKEY
  • BABY JESUS
  • SAVIOR
For the Sr. Primary activity, I will randomly pass out the necklaces and the kids will put them on.  Then have the song play on CD (you could also sing it solo but I like to opt for the CD, just my preference!).  I’m going to have the kids listen to where they think their picture fits into the song.  Then the second time, I’ll play the song again but establish areas around the room for the 1 – 5 verses.  The kids will move to the area where they think they should be.  There’s a hint on the back of the picture which is the rhyming word where their picture fits in, in case they are unsure.
 
Once grouped correctly, all the kids will sit down and I’ll call up the first group/verse of kids.  We’ll sing the verse and discuss why each picture fits where it does, then go through each verses the same way.  I’m pretty sure this will take us 2 weeks to get through.
 

For Jr. Primary I’ll just pass out necklaces, and have them listen to the song on CD to try to see if they hear their picture sung.  Then with each verse, we’ll just go through the words and have the children that have the matching necklaces for that verse come up.  Again, this will take 2 weeks to get through.

If I have more time, I may play the matching game next week that OCD Primary Chorister suggests using the visuals.

I’ll post the words in Sr. as needed and will definitely post them for Jr.  If you don’t know how I do that, check out my “Posting Words” tab up at the top of the page.  I also added this song to the list you can print out.

See my lesson plan for reviewing this song HERE.

All my printables are free and can be downloaded from my Resource Library.  To gain access to my Resource Library, simply click on the below:

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > The Nativity Song.

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13 thoughts on “The Nativity Song”

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    Hi Camille, I love your ideas. The link for these pictures is not working. I think the OCD Primary Chorister's Blog is not active. Do you have these pictures you could post, please.

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    Hi Kathy!

    Linked above is a direct link to my Google Drive with the clip art that I have saved. I don't have all the images for some reason. I'm trying to track them down but not being very successful. I'll up date as soon as I get anything. Sorry about that!

    ~Camille

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      Alyson Woodbury

      Hi Camille,
      I can’t find the link to access the images for the nativity song. I would like the images from the OCD website, the same ones that you used for your lesson. Please let me know if there is a way I can access these. Thanks!

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        Hi Alyson,

        I’ve sent you an email. If you use the ACCESS RESOURCE BUTTON at the bottom of the post, you will receive an email with access to all my printables (make sure to check our spam folder!). The files you are looking for are filed there (I double checked) under Song Category > The Nativity Song. I hope that helps!

        ~Camille

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    I’m having the same problem as Alyson. Can’t retrieve The Nativity Song props. I’ve added you to my contact list and used the ACCESS RESOURCE BUTTON, but no email with access to your printables.

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      Hi Beth!

      If you go to the bottom of the post, there is a green “access resource library” button. If you sign up, you’ll receive access to receive my printables which are all free. If you want the paid version, you’ll need to use the links above in the post to go through Susan Fitch’s Etsy shop. Let me know if I can help you out further.

      ~Camille

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